Welcome to the Dallas Stars, Dan Hamhuis!

Once again, continuing with the theme of outdated news, we’re taking a moment to welcome our new defenseman, 33 year-old Dan Hamhuis (who Caitlynn may or may not have seen at Market Street buying dinner a couple of weeks ago), who was acquired in free-agency. He is signed to a 2-year contract, earning $3.75 million per season.

This is of course, the same Dan Hamhuis that Dallas reportedly attempted to acquire from the Vancouver Canucks at the trade deadline. So maybe it was always meant to be. Hamhuis had apparently waived his NTC for Dallas, but the deal never went through.

He will add key a veteran presence to the Stars’ young defensive line, maybe even seeing some time on the top pairing with Klingberg.

All in all, this seems like a solid, smart signing by Jim Nill.

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