Stars GM Jim Nill gives update on Tyler Seguin contract negotiations

Dallas Stars centre Tyler Seguin (91) reacts after missing his shootout attempt. (Chris Young/CP)

Tyler Seguin is about to enter the final year of his current contract with the Dallas Stars and the team’s general manager, Jim Nill, says negotiations are ongoing.

“We’ve had continued dialogue,” Nill told Mark Stepneski of DallasStars.com. “They’ve got where they think they should be and we’ve presented where we think we should be, and we just continue to discuss.”

Seguin’s current salary cap hit is $5.75 million but the 26-year-old will likely be in for a significant raise.

Only Sidney Crosby (451), Patrick Kane (404), Jamie Benn (403), Alex Ovechkin (387) and Claude Giroux (386) have more points than Seguin’s 384 points since the start of the 2013-14 season, his first with the Stars.

As is the case with many long-term extensions, the contract could end up being a complicated one.

“There are a lot of different things that go into this. There are signing bonuses, lockout protections,” Nill explained. “There are a lot of different angles to these negotiations that come into play. We’re just continuing the dialogue and going from there.”

Nill added that ideally the two sides will come to an agreement on an extension before the start of the 2018-19 season, but he won’t be worried if pen doesn’t hit paper by then.

“I hope he is signed by then, but I know if he isn’t, we’ll get a good year out of him and go from there,” Nill said. “But like I said, I am hopeful we can get it done. We’ll have to see.”

Seguin has led the Stars in scoring in two of his five seasons with the team, finishing second behind Benn in the other three years in which he’s donned a Dallas uniform.

Benn, Alexander Radulov, John Klingberg and Ben Bishop are currently the only members of the Stars locked up beyond 2020-21.

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