2021-22 Team Preview – Dallas Stars


Record: 23-19-14 60 points – 5th Place in the Discover Central Division

Playoffs: Did Not Qualify

Key Losses

D – Jamie Oleksiak, D – Sami Vatanen, F – Andrew Cogliano, F – Jason Dickinson

Key Additions

D – Ryan Suter, G – Braden Holtby, D – Jani Hakanpaa, F – Luke Glendening, F – Michael Raffl

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2021-22 Preview

Going into the 2021-22 season the Dallas Stars look to regain their form and return to the playoffs after missing them a season after making it to the Stanley Cup Final. In goal the Stars went out and signed Braden Holtby who was bought out after a disastrous season in Vancouver. Holtby joins a crowded crease that also has Anton Khudobin, Ben Bishop, and Jake Oettinger. Bishop may not play for the Stars depending on how he is healing from his injuries, while Holtby and Oettinger will compete to become the backup to Khudobin.

On offense the Stars look about the same. They traded Jason Dickinson to Vancouver and added both Luke Glendening and Michael Raffl via free agency for offensive depth. Offensively the Stars are in good shape and will need consistency throughout the season from all four lines to make sure they get the offensive production they are known for.

On defense the Stars added Ryan Suter and Jani Hakanpaa to their lineup. Hakanpaa is a good solid depth defenseman, but the question will be on Suter. After being bought out by Minnesota, Suter got a big contract from the Stars, which they’ll most likely regret sooner rather than later, but will need to stay healthy to be any factor for the Stars. Minus Suter, the Stars still have a solid defensive core.

Projected Lineup

Jamie Benn — Tyler Seguin — Alexander Radulov

Jason Robertson — Roope Hintz — Joe Pavelski

Blake Comeau — Radek Faksa — Denis Gurianov

Joel Kiviranta — Luke Glendening — Michael Raffl

Esa Lindell — John Klingberg

Ryan Suter — Miro Heiskanen

Andrej Sekera — Jani Hakanpaa

Anton Khudobin

Braden Holtby

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