Alex Goligoski’s future in Dallas is uncertain
Alex Goligoski is due for a new contract this offseason and his future in Dallas remains up in the air. The 30 year old defenseman has three goals and 20 points in 45 games this year and has helped guide Dallas to third in the league as of midway through January. Goligoski is a veteran of 525 NHL games and has seen time with the Penguins along with the Stars.
The Stars also have Jason Demers to re-sign this offseason, but they are in a better position with him since he will likely command less than Goligoski.
Moving forward, the Stars without Goligoski would have Oduya, Klingberg, Demers, Nemeth, Lindell, and Jokkipakka/Johns on defense.
Alex Goligoski’s next contract will likely command term and major money, and the Stars need to estimate whether or not they are willing to pay him what he wants. He could fetch between four to six years at five to six million on the free agent market.
The Stars also need to worry about Jamie Benn’s contract which ends after next season.
At the current odds, Alex Goligoski’s return to Dallas next season is unlikely. He will be there for the end of the year since Dallas is in the hunt for the Cup this year.