The Dallas Stars have re-signed goalkeeper Jake Oettinger to a three-year contract, the club announced on Thursday.
Oettinger’s new deal runs through the 2024–25 season and hits a $4 million annual cap. Initially, The Stars chose the 23-year-old goalkeeper in the first round (final number 26) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
Oettinger appeared in 48 games against the Stars in the 2021–22 regular season, scoring a 30–15–1 record and a save rate of 0.914. He made it to the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the starting scorer for the Stars.
When the Stars faced the Calgary Flames in the first round of the knockout stages, Oettinger took his game to the next level. The 6’5″, 220-pound scorer almost single-handedly stole the streak for the Stars, scoring just 13 goals in total despite facing an average of 41 shots per game.
Oettinger’s .954 saves rate ended up being the highest in the playoffs. He helped the Stars take Game 7 of the first round to extra time, where the Flames shot him with shots for 15 minutes before striker Johnny Gaudreau finally scored the winning goal. With 64 saves, Oettinger became the second goalscorer to make more than 60 goals in a 7th playoff game.
Existing stars Oettinger, Scott Wedgewood and Anton Khudobin have signed contracts for the 2022–23 season, although Khudobin experience hip surgery in the spring and may not be ready for training camp.
Also, Dallas still has an RFA to sign, and he’s an adult: Jason Robertson. Based on CapFriendlyThe stars now have an estimated $6.3 million to work out the deal with their star winger.