Stars extend Goligoski for four years, $18.4 million

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With how well James Neal is playing for Pittsburgh this season, it’s only right to wonder how Alex Goligoski is working out for Dallas after the two were traded for each other last season.

Turns out Goligoski is doing just fine for the Stars as they’ve announced they’ve signed Goligoski to a four-year extension worth $18.4 million.

Goligoski’s extension works out to a cap hit of $4.6 million over the next four years. Goligoski was set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason but will instead stick around in Dallas for what works out to be a $2.8 million raise per year against the cap. Not bad for the former Penguins second round pick out of Minnesota.

Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk is putting his faith and money behind the 26-year-old defenseman.  After scoring 14 goals and adding a career-high 46 points last season, the Stars are banking on Goligoski having more big seasons like that in the future.