Dallas Stars re-sign Sam Steel to one-year deal

According to multiple reports, the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Sam Steel. The deal sees Steel earn $1.2 million against the cap, the same day he didn't sign his qualifying offer.

Steel, 26, recorded nine goals and 24 points in 77 games and then chipped in with five points in 19 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Steel plays a depth role in Dallas, is hard on the forecheck, versatile to play multiple positions up front and is a big part of their penalty kill. 

The former first-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks appears to have found a home in Dallas after bouncing around between Anaheim and Minnesota. The Stars are also expected to re-sign Matt Duchene, meanwhile have moved on from Chris Tanev and will be in tough to re-sign Scott Wedgewood.

There's also the future of Joe Pavelski that's hanging in the balance as it's going to be a very interesting summer in Dallas. GM Jim Nill has $17.9 million to work with in free agency and the Stars are always one of those teams that lurk in the background of some of the big names and then pounce when they see their opportunity. After Duchene had a bounce back year in Dallas, they could be on the prowl to find another veteran forward who needs a change of scenery. Jeff Skinner, come on down.....

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