The Dallas Stars have re-signed goaltender Jake Oettinger to a three-year contract, the club announced Thursday.
Oettinger’s new contract covers the 2024-25 season and carries an annual cap of $4 million. The Stars originally selected the 23-year-old goaltender in the first round (26th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
Oettinger played 48 games for the Stars during the 2021-22 regular season, posting a 30-15-1 record and .914 save percentage. He appeared in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Stars’ starting goaltender.
As the Stars faced the Calgary Flames in the first round of the playoffs, Oettinger took his game to an extreme level. The 6’5″, 220-pound goaltender almost single-handedly stole the series for the Stars, allowing just 13 goals overall despite averaging 41 shots per game.
Oettinger’s .954 save percentage was ultimately the highest in the playoffs. He helped the Stars lead Game 7 of the first round into overtime, where the Flames showered him with shots for 15 minutes before forward Johnny Gaudreau eventually scored the game-winning goal. With 64 saves, Oettinger became the second goaltender to make more than 60 in a seventh playoff game.
The Stars have now signed Oettinger, Scott Wedgewood and Anton Khudobin for the 2022-23 season, although Khudobin underwent hip surgery in the spring and may not be ready for training camp.
Plus, Dallas still has one RFA to sign, and it’s a big one: Jason Robertson. According to CapFriendly, the Stars currently have around $6.3 million to complete a deal for their star winger.