Wednesday was the day that free agency opened for the 2022-23 season. The Stars were in desperate need of finding a top 6 forward in free agency that could plug and play with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Another need for the Stars was finding a right-handed Defenseman as well. The Dallas Stars were able to get really good deals on both of those needs today. Here are the two players the Dallas Stars signed on day one of 2022 Free Agency.
Dallas Stars 2022 Free Agency: Mason Marchment 4×4.5 AAV
The Dallas Stars suprised everyone when they signed Mason Marchment at the last minute away from the Carolina hurricanes. Marchment signed a 4 year deal that is worth 4.5 million a season which is a good deal for such a up and coming forward in the league.
Blackout Dallas Contributor Ryan Chambers mentioned him as one of the realistic forwards that the Stars could have targeted in free agency today. Here’s what Chambers had to say about Marchment’s scoring potential.
"“Marchment is a 27 year old 6’4″ winger who scored 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points in just 54 games for the Florida Panthers this past season mostly playing on their 3rd line. If he had played all 82 games this past season, you could easily pencil him in for about 25 goals.”"
I really cant wait to see how Marchment thrives in DeBoer’s system next season. He could really help out the Stars being another legit forward scoring threat on the ice.
Dallas Stars 2022 Free Agency: Colin Miller 2×1.85 AAV
I was at the Texas Rangers game when this signing broke so i’m sorry I didn’t tweet the info out to you guys. The Dallas Stars wrapped up day one by signing former Buffalo Sabres Defenseman Colin Miller to a two year deal worth 1.85 million.
Miller isn’t much of a scoring threat as he only scored two goals in Buffalo. But he is a right-handed puck moving defenseman that the Stars desperately need for their team. I also can’t wait to see how DeBoer will integrate him into our system next season.
Dallas Stars 2022 Free Agency: Conclusion
Now the Dallas Stars have probably enough salary cap left to sign Jason Robertson and Jake Oettinger to bridge extension contracts. That will probably be the end of free agency for the Stars when those deals are announced unless they make a couple of trades to free up more cap space to add a player or two. Stay tuned to Blackout Dallas for more Stars free agency moves and other Stars news.