As first reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Dallas Stars have signed Miro Heiskanen to an eight-year deal price $8.45 million a season.
Heiskanen turns into Dallas’ highest-paid defenseman, overtaking Esa Lindell’s $5.8-million cap hit. Heiskanen was a pending RFA, however with the 21-year-old proving over the previous few years that he is a star within the making, a long-term deal makes good sense for all events concerned.
A 3rd-year NHLer, Heiskanen was unable to assist the Stars advance to the playoffs, however his playoff run in 2020 en path to a Stanley Cup last look is one most followers will not overlook in a while. In 27 video games, Heiskanen had an unbelievable 26 factors to steer all defensemen. In 55 common season video games this yr, Heiskanen had 27 factors.
Heiskanen’s new deal places him tied for seventh within the league when it comes to cap hit amongst defensemen, however maybe the one defensemen forward of him that could be near Heiskanen’s recreation at this level could be Roman Josi ($9.05 million) and Alex Pietrangelo ($8.8 million).