Since his arrival in 2013, Tyler Seguin has been a consistent threat for the Stars. Seguin has never scored under 70 points in a season for Dallas and has only missed 22 games in his five years in the Stars organization. This extension with Seguin is a big step towards building a Stanley Cup contending team in Dallas.
Today Seguin was rewarded for his consistent high-level play with an 8-year $78.8 million extension, making him $9.85 million per year, starting during the 2019-20 NHL season. At 26-years old the 8-year extension will take Seguin to his 34th birthday.
Since 2013, Seguin is 7th in the NHL in points with 384 and is second in goals with 174. There is no denying that Seguin has been one of the most consistent top-players in the NHL and it is why the Stars chose to extend him.
Dallas has a good chunk of their core locked up for the next few seasons and now have long term deals with Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Alexander Radulov, Ben Bishop and John Klingberg.
The Stars have missed the playoffs the last two seasons, but they have a solid roster heading into the 2018-19 season. Now with guys like Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn locked up for the long haul, Dallas is ready to make their run at the cup right now. They just have to get through the tough Central Division.