A HAB NO MORE

RADULOV MOVES TO STARS,

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

DAL­LAS — The Dal­las Stars signed right winger Alexan­der Radulov on Mon­day to a $31.25mil­lion, five-year deal, the rich­est con­tract given to an un­re­stricted free agent this off-sea­son.

The Stars ob­tained the top player avail­able on the mar­ket on Day 3 of free agency. Radulov will count $6.25 mil­lion against the salary cap through 2021-22.

“Alexan­der is a dy­namic play­maker with top-end speed and skill,” gen­eral man­ager Jim Nill said. “To add a for­ward of this stature to our lineup makes our top six as deep and tal­ented as any group in this league.”

The 30-year-old Rus­sian had 18 goals and 36 as­sists for 54 points last sea­son with the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens af­ter re­turn­ing to the Na­tional Hockey League fol­low­ing four sea­sons in the Kon­ti­nen­tal Hockey League.

He played on a $5.75-mil­lion, one-year deal and was look­ing for a long-term agree­ment this time around.

Radulov got that from the Stars, who also signed cen­tre Martin Han­zal for $14.25 mil­lion over three years, ac­quired de­fence­man Marc Methot from Ve­gas and traded for and signed goal­tender Ben Bishop.

Radulov said Mon­treal of­fered him a sim­i­lar salary, but not as many years as Dal­las had un­til he al­ready agreed to sign with the Stars.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Alexan­der Radulov had 18 goals and 36 as­sists for 54 points last sea­son with the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens.

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