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2017–18 Dallas Stars · NHL
Division 6th Central
Conference 10th Western
2017–18 record 42–32–8
Home record 26–12–3
Road record 16–20–5
Goals for 235
Goals against 225
General Manager Jim Nill
Coach Ken Hitchcock
Captain Jamie Benn
Alternate captains John Klingberg
Alexander Radulov
Tyler Seguin
Jason Spezza
Arena American Airlines Center
Team leaders
Goals Tyler Seguin (40)
Assists John Klingberg (59)
Points Jamie Benn (79)
Penalties in minutes Antoine Roussel (126)
Wins Ben Bishop (26)
Goals against average Ben Bishop (2.49)

The 2017–18 Dallas Stars season was the 51st season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967, and 25th season since the franchise relocated from Minnesota prior to the start of the 1993–94 NHL season.[1] The Stars failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight year.

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

PreseasonEdit

The Stars released their preseason schedule on June 9, 2017.[2]

Regular seasonEdit

The Stars' regular season schedule was published on June 22, 2017.[3]

2017–18 game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final[4]

Skaters

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Benn, JamieJamie Benn 82 36 43 79 20 54
Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin 82 40 38 78 12 43
Radulov, AlexanderAlexander Radulov 82 27 45 72 4 72
Klingberg, JohnJohn Klingberg 82 8 59 67 10 26
Janmark, MattiasMattias Janmark 81 19 15 34 −13 24
Faksa, RadekRadek Faksa 79 17 16 33 21 36
Shore, DevinDevin Shore 82 11 21 32 −30 14
Pitlick, TylerTyler Pitlick 80 14 13 27 9 34
Lindell, EsaEsa Lindell 80 7 20 27 19 24
Spezza, JasonJason Spezza 78 8 18 26 −12 12
Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis 80 3 21 24 −6 33
Roussel, AntoineAntoine Roussel 73 5 12 17 1 126
Johns, StephenStephen Johns 75 8 7 15 10 41
Ritchie, BrettBrett Ritchie 71 7 7 14 1 42
Elie, RemiRemi Elie 72 6 8 14 5 18
Pateryn, GregGreg Pateryn 73 1 12 13 6 50
Smith, GemelGemel Smith 46 6 5 11 5 17
Hanzal, MartinMartin Hanzal 38 5 5 10 −14 23
Honka, JuliusJulius Honka 42 1 3 4 −1 14
Oleksiak, JamieJamie Oleksiak

|| 21 || 1 || 2 || 3 || −6 || 18

Methot, MarcMarc Methot 36 1 2 3 11 31
McKenzie, CurtisCurtis McKenzie 7 0 2 2 3 11
Dickinson, JasonJason Dickinson 27 0 2 2 −2 17
Heatherington, DillonDillon Heatherington 6 0 1 1 3 26
Cracknell, AdamAdam Cracknell

|| 1 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0 || 0

Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Bishop, BenBen Bishop 53 51 2,886:50 26 17 5 120 2.49 1437 .916 5 0 1 4
Lehtonen, KariKari Lehtonen 37 30 1,944:18 15 14 3 83 2.56 946 .912 1 0 0 4
McKenna, MikeMike McKenna 2 1 101:20 1 1 0 5 2.96 50 .900 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Stars. Stats reflect time with the Stars only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and honorsEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Faksa, R.R. Faksa NHL Third Star of the Week[5] December 4, 2017

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Seguin, T.T. Seguin 200th career NHL goal November 24, 2017
Lehtonen, K.K. Lehtonen 300th career NHL win December 13, 2017
Radulov, A.A. Radulov 200th career NHL point January 20, 2018
Hamhuis, D.D. Hamhuis 1,000th career NHL game January 30, 2018
Klingberg, J.J. Klingberg 200th career NHL point February 16, 2018

TransactionsEdit

The Stars have been involved in the following transactions during the 2017–18 season.

TradesEdit

Date Details Ref
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) To Vegas Golden Knights
Dylan Ferguson
2nd-round pick in 2020
To Dallas Stars
Marc Methot
[6]
November 10, 2017 (2017-11-10) To Florida Panthers
Ludwig Bystrom
To Dallas Stars
Reece Scarlett
[7]
December 19, 2017 (2017-12-19) To Pittsburgh Penguins
Jamie Oleksiak
To Dallas Stars
Conditional 4th-round pick in 2019
[8]
February 3, 2018 (2018-02-03) To Nashville Predators
Mark McNeill
To Dallas Stars
Andrew O'Brien
[9]

Free agents acquiredEdit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Brian Flynn Montreal Canadiens 1-year, $700,000 [10]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Martin Hanzal Minnesota Wild 3-year, $14.25 million [11]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Mike McKenna Tampa Bay Lightning 1-year, $650,000 [12]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Tyler Pitlick Edmonton Oilers 3-year, $3 million [13]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Brent Regner Florida Panthers 1-year, $650,000 [14]
July 4, 2017 (2017-07-04) Alex Radulov Montreal Canadiens 5-year, $31.25 million [15]
April 9, 2018 (2018-04-09) Tony Calderone Michigan Wolverines 2-year, entry-level contract [16]

Free agents lostEdit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
May 19, 2017 (2017-05-19) Travis Morin Texas Stars 1-year [17]
June 17, 2017 (2017-06-17) Justin Hache SønderjyskE Unknown [18]
June 19, 2017 (2017-06-19) Matej Stransky Severstal Cherepovets 2-year [19]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Maxime Lagace Vegas Golden Knights 1-year, $650,000 [20]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Antti Niemi Pittsburgh Penguins 1-year, $700,000 [21]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks 1-year, $1 million [22]
July 3, 2017 (2017-07-03) Ales Hemsky Montreal Canadiens 1-year, $1 million [23]
August 1, 2017 (2017-08-01) Nick Ebert Slovan Bratislava 1-year [24]
June 18, 2018 (2018-06-18) Andrew Bodnarchuk Red Bull München 2-year [25]

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Previous team Date Ref

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date Ref
Patrik Nemeth Colorado Avalanche October 3, 2017 (2017-10-03) [26]
Adam Cracknell New York Rangers October 9, 2017 (2017-10-09) [27]

Players releasedEdit

Date Player Via Ref

Lost via retirementEdit

Date Player Ref

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) Esa Lindell 2-year, $4.4 million [28]
June 26, 2017 (2017-06-26) Mark McNeill 1-year, $660,000 [29]
July 1, 2017 (2017-07-01) Patrik Nemeth 1-year, $945,000 [30]
July 6, 2017 (2017-07-06) Brett Ritchie 2-year, $3.5 million [31]
July 8, 2017 (2017-07-08) Miro Heiskanen 3-year, $10.275 million entry-level contract [32]
July 10, 2017 (2017-07-10) Radek Faksa 3-year, $6.6 million [33]
July 11, 2017 (2017-07-11) Gemel Smith 1-year, $650,000 [34]
August 4, 2017 (2017-08-04) Jamie Oleksiak 1-year, $964,688 [35]
March 3, 2018 (2018-03-03) Jason Robertson 3-year, $2.775 million entry-level contract [36]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Dallas Stars draft picks

Below are the Dallas Stars' selections at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, which was held on June 23 and 24, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 3 Miro Heiskanen D Flag of Finland Finland HIFK (Liiga)
1 261 Jake Oettinger G Flag of the United States United States Boston Terriers (HE)
2 39 Jason Robertson LW Flag of the United States United States Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
4 101 Liam Hawel C Flag of Canada Canada Guelph Storm (OHL)
5 132 Jacob Peterson C Flag of Sweden Sweden Frolunda HC (J20 SuperElit)
6 163 Brett Davis C Flag of Canada Canada Kootenay Ice (WHL)
7 194 Dylan Ferguson G Flag of Canada Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)

Draft notes:[37]

  1. The Chicago Blackhawks' first-round pick went to the Dallas Stars as the result of a trade on June 23, 2017 that sent Anaheim's first-round pick in 2017 (29th overall) and a third-round pick in 2017 (70th overall) to Chicago in exchange for this pick.[38]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League (2013). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2014. Diamond Sports Data, Inc., 53. ISBN 978-1-894801-26-3. 
  2. Stars announce 2017-18 preseason schedule and training camp information (June 9, 2017). Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  3. Dallas Stars release 2017-18 regular season schedule (June 22, 2017). Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  4. Dallas Stars Stats - 2017-2018. Retrieved on July 5, 2017.
  5. Wheeler leads 3 Stars of the Week. NHL (December 4, 2017).
  6. Golden Knights trade Methot to Stars. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 27, 2017.
  7. Stars acquire defenseman Reece Scarlett from Panthers (November 10, 2017). Retrieved on November 12, 2017.
  8. Stars acquire conditional 2019 4th-round pick from Penguins for Oleksiak (December 19, 2017). Retrieved on December 19, 2017.
  9. Stars acquire defenseman Andrew O'Brien from Nashville (February 3, 2018). Retrieved on February 4, 2018.
  10. Dallas Stars sign forward Brian Flynn to two-way deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  11. Martin Hanzal signs contract with Dallas Stars for three years. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  12. Stars ink goalie Mike McKenna to a one-year deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  13. Dallas Stars sign forward Tyler Pitlick to three-year deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  14. Dallas Stars sign defenseman Brent Regner to a one-year contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  15. Radulov lands in Dallas. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 4, 2017.
  16. Stars ink right wing Tony Calderone to two-year, entry-level contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on April 9, 2018.
  17. STARS RE-SIGN TRAVIS MORIN FOR 2017-18. soenderjyske.dk. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  18. Stærk, canadisk back til SønderjyskE. soenderjyske.dk. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  19. Lessio joins Gillies in Riga – June 16-23 transfer highlights. en.khl.ru. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  20. Golden Knights Sign Six Free Agents; Trade Emelin To Nashville. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  21. Penguins Sign Goaltender Antti Niemi to a One-Year Contract. Pittsburgh Penguins (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  22. Blackhawks sign free agent Patrick Sharp to one-year deal. sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  23. Canadiens agree to terms with Ales Hemsky on one-year deal. Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved on July 3, 2017.
  24. McMillan to Riga; Nestrasil to Neftekhimik. August 1-4 transfer highlights. KHL.ru. Retrieved on August 8, 2017.
  25. RED BULLS VERPFLICHTEN ANDREW BODNARCHUK (German). redbullmuenchen.de. Retrieved on June 11, 2019.
  26. Avalanche Claims Nemeth From Stars (October 3, 2017). Retrieved on October 3, 2017.
  27. Rangers Claim Forward Adam Cracknell (October 9, 2017). Retrieved on October 9, 2017.
  28. Stars sign defenseman Esa Lindell to a two-year contract extension. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  29. Stars sign forward Mark McNeill to a one-year contract extension. NHL.com. Retrieved on June 26, 2017.
  30. Dallas Stars re-sign defenseman Patrik Nemeth to a one-year contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  31. Dallas Stars re-sign Brett Ritchie to a two-year contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 7, 2017.
  32. Dallas Stars sign Miro Heiskanen to a three-year entry level contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 9, 2017.
  33. Dallas Stars re-sign Radek Faksa to a three-year, $6.6 million contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 11, 2017.
  34. Dallas Stars re-sign Gemel Smith to a one-year contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on July 11, 2017.
  35. Dallas Stars sign defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to a one-year contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on August 10, 2017.
  36. Stars sign right wing Jason Robertson to three-year, entry-level contract. NHL.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2018.
  37. 2017 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 1, 2017.
  38. Verdict: Generations of Blackhawks draft picks converge on Day 1 (June 23, 2017). Retrieved on June 23, 2017.
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