Dallas Stars Keep Roope Hintz In Big D For At Least Three More Seasons

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The Dallas Stars have announced that they have extended restricted free-agentย Roope Hintz to a threeyear contract worth $9.45 million with an annual average value of $3.15 million.

Roope Hintz Staying Put in Dallas

Drafted in the second round, 49th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Roope Hintz has played for the Dallas Stars the past two seasons. During his short NHL career, Hintz has played in 118 games. Recording 28 goals and 27 assists for 55 total points.

Last season he scored 19 goals and 14 assists for 33 points. He also added 16 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were slightly higher than last year. With a 49.2 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 0.1. Stars fans should be ecstatic in the fact that all of Hintz’s numbers went up compared to last year.

Looking Down the Road

With that being said, Roope Hintz is a young, speedy forward that the Dallas Stars and their fans are excited to have back. He has a high hockey IQ and can fill the role of a goal scorer or player maker when need be. On top of that, Hintz has a fantastic vision of the ice which allows him to get creative. Between him, Denis Gurianov, Miro Heiskanen and a couple of others the Stars have a bright future ahead of them.

After fracturing his ankle and injuring his hip during these most recent playoffs. Hintz is set to be fully fit heading into the 2020-21 season. While he is more of a natural winger, Hintz has the ability to be moved to the centre to provide the team with more depth down the middle. This versatility is something the Stars and their coaching staff love about Hintz. After a heartbreaking loss in the Stanley Cup finals. Hintz and the Dallas Stars will look to lift Lord Stanley’s Cup in 2021.

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