Goalies are dominating the early headlines of 2020 NHL Free Agency, including the Dallas Stars signing Anton Khudobin, and the Ottawa Senators giving Matt Murray a stunning contract.

Stars sign Khudobin to three-year contract

Heading into 2020 NHL Free Agency, many expected Anton Khudobin to be priced out of Dallas. Nope, apparently not.

The Stars found a way to sign Khudobin, 34, to a three-year contract. Pierre LeBrun reports that the contract totals $10 million, so the cap hit would be about $3.33M per season.

LeBrun shared the interesting structure of the deal:

No doubt, Khudobin became more prominent in the hockey mainstream during the Stars’ run to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. For those who zoomed out, they saw a pretty big picture, too.

Khudobin generated a .930 save percentage in 30 games in 2019-20. He’s been fabulous in Dallas the past two seasons in general (.926 save percentage in 71 GP) and has an impressive .919 save percentage for his career.

The Stars maintain one of the best goalie tandems in recent seasons with Khudobin and Ben Bishop.

That said, the main problem with Khudobin is the larger qualm with that tandem. Khudobin is 34, while Bishop turns 34 on Nov. 21. Both of their contracts expire after 2022-23. That said, this gives Jake Oettinger plenty of time to develop, and Bishop – Khudobin have been lights out.

Overall, the Stars’ decision to sign Khudobin makes quite a bit of sense.

According to Cap Friendly, the Stars have about $10.66M in cap space.

[PHT’s 2020 NHL Free Agent Tracker]

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