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Stars roster, cap status: Radulov edition

Here’s an updated look at the Stars roster and salary cap status with the addition of Alexander Radulov and his $6.25 million cap. The Stars now have 11 likely forwards under contract (I excluded Brian Flynn this time around) and two restricted free agent forwards – Radek Faksa and Brett Ritchie – still to be signed. There are eight defensemen under contract (and I am including Julius Honka in the mix) and one RFA on the backend – Jamie Oleksiak – still without a contract. And the Stars have their two goalies locked up.

Right now, with 24 likely NHL players (one over the 23-man roster limit) the Stars are about $4.55 million under the cap by my calculations with 21 likely roster players under contract (11 F, 8 D, 2 G) and those three RFAs still left to sign.

Of course, the Stars still have to sort out that surplus of defensemen. They have nine likely defensemen right now and they can’t carry them all. Once they deal with that they will get the roster down to at least 23 and should be fine as far as the cap even after signing RFAs.

This is just based on projecting who will be on the roster in October. There is a long way to go between now and then.

Again, the table below isn’t a projected lineup with line combinations and defense pairs. Just a table showing likely roster players by positions and their cap hits.

Left WingCenterRight Wing
Jamie Benn
Tyler Seguin
Alexander Radulov
Antoine Roussel
Jason Spezza
Brett Ritchie
Mattias Janmark
Martin Hanzal
Tyler Pitlick
Devin Shore
Radek Faksa
Adam Cracknell
Curtis McKenzie
Left Defense Right Defense
Marc Methot
 John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis
 Julius Honka
Esa Lindell
 Stephen Johns
Patrik Nemeth
 Greg Pateryn
Jamie Oleksiak
 Ben Bishop
 Kari Lehtonen
Forwards total: $39,695,000
Defensemen total: $18,433,333
Goaltenders total: $10,816,667
Roster cap total: $68,945,000
Buyouts: $1,500,000
Cap hit total: $70,445,000
Cap space: $4,555,000


  1. Bill W
    Bill W July 4, 2017 12:47 am

    Like what you are doing with this blog, Mark. Can’t wait to see what you do during the season. Keep up the great work.

    • SC_Frisco
      SC_Frisco July 4, 2017 8:17 am

      Yeah, good stuff Mark

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