FRISCO, Texas — Jason Robertson by no means sought after to be clear of the Dallas Stars so long as he was once. The limited unfastened agent’s new contract in the end were given carried out per week sooner than the season opener.
After lacking the primary two weeks of preseason observe, Robinson signed a $31 million, four-year contract although the 2025-26 season. He is anticipated to rejoin his teammates at the ice Friday.
“It’s definitely relief … had the little jitters that the season’s going to start soon, and I’m going to be part of it,” Robertson mentioned Thursday, per week sooner than the opener at Nashville and after the deal was once finalized overdue the former evening.
Robertson’s $1.5 million base wage this season might be supplemented through a $3 million signing bonus. His base wage might be $8 million in 2023-24, $9.2 million in 2024-25 and $9.3 million within the ultimate season.
Robertson became 23 proper after remaining season, when the left wing had 41 targets and 38 assists in 74 video games. His 13 power-play targets led the staff. Robertson joined Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin as the one 40-goal scorers because the franchise moved to Dallas in 1993.
“Jason is an integral part of the present and future of our team and we’re thrilled to have him for the next four years,” basic supervisor Jim Nill mentioned.
A second-round draft pick out (thirty ninth total) through the Stars in 2017, Robertson has 125 issues (58 targets, 67 assists) in his 128 NHL video games. The 6-foot-3 California local had one target and 3 assists in his first postseason motion remaining season, when Dallas misplaced its first-round playoff sequence in seven video games towards Calgary.
“Since he was drafted by our organization, he has worked tirelessly to become a better player every day. His knack for scoring goals and seeing plays develop on the ice are just some of the tremendous assets that he brings to our team,” Nill mentioned. “He is one of the best young players in the NHL, and we look forward to seeing him continue to progress.”
Robertson had the second-highest level general for a Stars rookie in 2020-21, when he had 45 issues (17 targets, 28 assists) in 51 video games.
Before the beginning of this season’s camp, new trainer Pete DeBoer mentioned he appeared ahead to training Robertson.
“Listen, I laid awake at night with the excitement of coaching Jason Robertson, 40-plus goals, but he’s not here,” DeBoer mentioned then. “So, you know, until he gets here, I can’t spend any energy on that.”
Robertson mentioned there’s numerous catching up to do, however he was once excited as neatly after talking with DeBoer.
“We talked about how excited I am to finally get a part of it, and to start this journey together,” Robertson mentioned. “I’m really looking forward to introduce myself in person and get on the ice and show the coaches what type of player I am.”