Dallas Stars executives met with members of Tyler Seguin’s camp this weekend to discuss a contract extension for the star centre, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.
The talks come less than a week after Seguin spoke out about the lack of negotiations between the two sides. The 26-year-old is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
“Nothing’s really going on,” Seguin said last week at the BioSteel Camp in Toronto. “It’s been a little disappointing. I thought I’d have some exciting news to talk about at BioSteel Camp, especially this late in the summer. It’s been disappointing. But at the end of the day, I obviously have one year left here. I’m just going to focus on that.”
Last season Seguin hit 40 goals for the first time in his career and his 78 points marked the fifth consecutive year he had crossed the 70 point plateau.
Seguin and Jamie Benn are the two most important offensive weapons on the Stars roster, and expectations are Seguin is seeking a contract at or above the value of Benn’s eight-year, $76 million deal he signed in 2016. Seguin’s current contract pays him $5.75 million per season over six years.
While Shannon had no information on how the weekend talks went, it appears at least some progress is being made after a mostly quiet summer in Dallas.