Dallas Stars recently confirmed the signing of UFA Jiri Hudler to a one-year, $2 million contract. Hudler had been acquired from the Calgary Flames by the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline.
While unexpected, the 32 year old Hudler is a welcome addition to an already stacked offensive roster. The optimists in us can’t help but wonder if Hudler’s signing is a piece in Nill’s move to acquire a goaltender this off-season. It doesn’t help that Valeri Nichushkin has yet to sign a new contract. Regardless, at this point, with 14 projected forwards going into training camp, decisions will have to be made when it comes to roster spots.
Should make for an interesting time in Cedar Park for the training camp.