The Dallas Stars signed pending unrestricted free agent Blake Comeau to a one-year contract worth $1 million. This one-year deal will be the fourth year Comeau has spent in Dallas and the 15th year of his NHL career.
Blake is BACK! 👊
We have signed Blake Comeau to a one-year contract for the 2021-22 season
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) June 21, 2021
Blake Comeau Signs With the Dallas Stars
Over his 15-year NHL career, Comeau has played for the New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche, and the Dallas Stars. He has put up 140 goals and 193 assists for 333 career points in 903 career games. He was originally drafted in the 2nd round, 47th overall of the 2004 NHL draft by the New York Islanders.
Last season he scored four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in 51 games. He also added 37 minutes in penalties. Playing primarily on the bottom-six, Comeau served as a winger for everyone from Justin Dowling to Jamie Benn.
“We’re excited to be able to bring Blake back for another season,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. “Blake’s approach to the game, coupled with his determination and physical presence on the ice, has been a tremendous asset for us over the past three seasons. His vast experience has allowed him to become a strong leader in the dressing room and we’re thrilled he’ll be returning next season.” – TSN
What This Means for the Future
This signing opens up an interesting possibility for the Stars. With the Seattle Kraken’s expansion draft coming soon, they’ll need to expose a certain amount of forwards. Comeau’s signing opens up the possibility that he’ll be taken over another player. If he remains with the Stars, he’ll continue to do what he’s done the last three seasons at a bottom-six role. The 15-year veteran has nearly played 1,000 NHL games in his career. Should he play all 82 games next season, he’ll have 985 career games, just 15 points shy of 1,000. It will be interesting to see how the Stars or Kraken decide to deploy the veteran. At 35 years of age, Comeau will be primarily relied on for his leadership and experience.
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