Stars sign goaltender Jake Oettinger to three-year contract

Frisco, Texas – General Manager, Dallas Stars Jim Neill It was announced today that the club signed the goalkeeper Jack Ottinger A three-year contract that will run through the 2024-25 season. The three-year contract is worth $12 million with an average annual value (AAV) of $4 million.

“Jack’s performance last season speaks for itself,” Neal said. “He possesses great physical ability and presence at the net, while also showing extraordinary mental strength in high pressure situations. Jack’s composure and character on the ice make him a leader in our locker room. He has proven himself The skills and ability to work “ethics and readiness to excel at the NHL level. He was a key part of the team’s success last season, and we’re excited to see him continue to grow in Dallas. “

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Ottinger, 23, is 12th in the NHL with 30 wins in 2021-22 and has a 30-15-1 record. He scored his 30th win of the season on April 29, 2022, when he became the youngest goalkeeper in franchise history at 23 years and 132 days. Ottinger ranks 10th in the league with 2.53 goals and 15th with an average of 0.914. He won his 25th career NHL win in his 50th NHL game on Feb. 15, 2022, the third-highest title in franchise history for a goalie’s first 50 games, and won the first 50 games in franchise history on April 5, 2022. Day set a new single-season franchise record for the fewest games with 25 wins, reaching that goal in just his 40th appearance.

Ottinger made his NHL debut in the 2020 Western Conference finals, becoming the 12th goalie in NHL history to make his postseason debut. In 2020-21, he appeared in 29 games, the most for a rookie goalie in Dallas Stars history and the third-most in franchise history. He ranks fourth among rookie goalies in franchise history with a 2.36 GAA and 0.911 SV%.

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Oettinger, a native of Lakeville, Minnesota, has represented the U.S. three times internationally, most recently at the 2021 IIHF World Championships, where he helped the U.S. team to three bronze medals with a 3-0-0 record, 1.37 GAA and 0.934 SV percentage of matches. He was selected to Team USA for the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2017 and 2018.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound goalie was originally selected by the Stars in the first round (26th overall) of the 2017 NHL draft.

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