Stars extend star forward, taking him off the deadline rental market

Published March 11, 2022 at 2:08 PM

The trade deadline is now just over a week away, but it appears as though the trade market will be less one impact rental forward. Per The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta, the Dallas Stars appear to be nearing an extension with Joe Pavelski.

**Update - Pavelski and the Stars have come to terms on a 1-year extension. $5.5M cap hit, with the potential for an additional $500,000 in bonus pay.**

The 37-year-old sniper is in the final year of the 3-year, $21M deal that he signed with the Stars as a free agent back on July 1st of 2019. While his first year of the deal was a very forgettable one, with the Wisconsin native recording just 31 points in 67 games, his last two seasons have been spectacular, recording 110 points in a combined 112 games in Dallas.

The 1,142-game NHL veteran has shown no signs of slowing down, despite his advanced age. He was thought to have been one of the better forward rentals available coming into the deadline, but given the fact that he owned a modified no-trade clause in his contract that allowed him to submit a list of 3 teams that he'd be willing to accept a trade to, the Stars wouldn't exactly have been negotiating from a position of strength there.

All of that appears to be irrelevant now, with the veteran pivot reportedly close to finalizing a deal to remain with the Stars through at least next season.

Pavelski has had a remarkable career for a 7th round draft pick (205th overall in 2003), having notched 416 goals and 902 points in the NHL during the regular season. He's also amassed 61 goals and 119 points in 161 career postseason games.

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Stars extend star forward, taking him off the deadline rental market

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