The Dallas Stars went into free agency looking for quality forwards, especially ones who are tough on the ice and leaders in the locker room. They think they found the entire package in Bill Guerin. Stars GM Doug Armstrong said on Thursday morning that Guerin's size and ability to score make him everything the team was looking for.
The Stars signed Guerin to a five year deal worth about $45 million. Guerin is widely considered one of the top players on the market. He says the money and his new teammates make the Stars a perfect fit for him. The 6' 2" 210 pound right wing is coming off a second straight 40 goal season. He tied for second in the NHL in goals last season with 41 and had 25 assists for Boston.
He's also played in New Jersey and Edmonton and has built a solid reputation as someone widely respected by teammates.