June 7th 2022: Dallas Stars Prospect and Contract News Recap

The Dallas Stars had a busy Tuesday with a bunch of news announced throughout the day. We’ve had news from one of our Junior League prospects to two players resigning with the Dallas Stars for the 2022-2023 season. Lets dive into all the news that broke on Tuesday from the Stars front office.

Dallas Stars News: Wyatt Johnston wins OHL Player of the Year award

Let’s start off with the news that broke in the morning that shouldn’t be a shock to anyone following the Stars’ top prospects. One of the top Dallas Stars prospects Wyatt Johnston came away with the Red Tilson Trophy. For anyone who doesn’t know that is the MVP trophy for the Ontario Hockey League. So far this offseason, the Dallas Stars have had two prospects go on to win MVP trophies this postseason with Logan Stankoven winning the WHL MVP Title.

Bob Bellacicco, CTV Windsor News Reporter, who was at the press conference this morning mentioned in his article that Johnston reflected on past winners of the award and was honored to join them as winners of the award.

“Definitely surreal to be able to have your name on an award with guys like Mitch Marner and Connor McDavid,” he said. “I think that’s definitely a really special thing.”

Can’t wait to see him and the other top prospects down here in Frisco this fall competing for an opening night roster spot.

Dallas Stars News: Denis Gurianov and Alex Petrovic resign with the Stars

Now lets talk about the two signings that the Dallas Stars made this afternoon. Denis Gurianov signed a one year deal worth 2.9 Million. Many Dallas Stars’ fans know that this is a “make or brake year” contract for Gurianov. The Stars’ front office wants to see how he does under whoever ends up being the next coach for the Dallas Stars. If Gurianov doesn’t do well this season, he wont be resigned and can see a prospect take his roster spot.

Now the next one is a signing of someone significant who played down in Cedar Park this season. The Dallas Stars and Defenseman Alex Petrovic have agreed to a one year two-way deal for the 2022-23 season. He was a huge mentor to the young blue line down in Cedar Park and probably end up playing down there again unless the Stars have injuries on the blue line next season.

Stay tuned to Blackout Dallas for more Stars offseason news and signings. We will bringing you coverage all summer long from the NHL Draft, which free agents the Stars should target in free agency and who the next coach of the Dallas Stars will be.