• Sharks Sign Dillon To Five-Year Extension

    News: Brenden Dillon signed a five-year, $16.35 million contract extension with the Sharks on Monday, Katie Strang of ESPN.com reports.
    Analysis: Brenden Dillon will be under club control through the end of the 2019-20 season, providing the Sharks with a top-four defenseman at an annual cost of $3.27 million. The 24-year-old only mustered 10 points across 80 games with the Stars and Sharks last season, but still carries a decent amount of upside. Dillon offers great size (6-foot-4, 225 pounds) to go along with smooth skating ability, which should translate to more production over the life of the contract.
  • Dillon Not Blooming The Way Sharks Hoped

    News: Brenden Dillon, acquired by the Sharks in November, has no points in his last 13 games.
    Analysis: Brenden Dillon showed signs of offensive potential last season for Dallas, with six goals and 17 points. He has good size, a good shot, and a lot of upside, but it hasn't been there for San Jose as he's been held without a point in his last 13 games. In San Jose, his shots per game is matching his pace from last year, but the points haven't followed.
  • Sharks' Dillon Without A Point In Seven Games

    News: Brenden Dillon got into a fight and played 19:07 in Wednesday's OT loss to Washington, but he's not offering owners much else.
    Analysis: Brenden Dillon's sophomore campaign was full of promise. He posted six goals, 11 assists, and 97 shots. At 22, he looked like he could develop into a valuable fantasy option. Now 24, he has two goals and six assists through 34 games. It's a so-so pace, but not where you might have hoped he'd be getting to. He's currently without a point in seven games. In one of those seven he managed to fire off four shots, but he only took three shots total in the other six games. He can get you points in some categories, but in shallow leagues you might benefit from a search through the wire.
  • Dillon's First Goal Of 2014-15 Sends Sharks To Win

    News: Brenden Dillon's first goal of the season came in the third period Tuesday against Arizona, untying a 2-2 game and holding up as the winning tally. He also laid five hits and blocked two shots.
    Analysis: It took him 42 games, but Brenden Dillon finally found twine -- something he achieved six times in 80 games from the Stars' blue line last year. He's been somewhat better since joining the Sharks than he was with Dallas earlier this year, but still has pretty minimal fantasy value, though his PIM, hits and blocks will play in some formats.
  • Sharks' Dillon Generates Assist In Loss

    News: Brenden Dillon notched an assist in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Blues.
    Analysis: Outside of piling up hits, the 24-year-old hasn't offered much to get excited about over his 20 games with the Sharks, tallying just five points. He had only one point in his 20 games with the Stars before being traded to San Jose, and appears safe to conclude that the move did little to spark his production.
  • Dillon Notches First Point With Sharks

    News: Brenden Dillon was credited with an assist in Thursday's resounding win over the Bruins.
    Analysis: It took a seven-goal, 44-shot effort by his team to do it, but Brenden Dillon has now recorded his first point with the Sharks since coming over in a trade with Dallas back on Nov. 21. He's not much of a puck mover and should typically offer most of his value to the Sharks in his own zone.
  • Stars Trade Dillon To Sharks

    News: The Stars traded Brenden Dillon to the Sharks on Friday in exchange for defenseman Jason Demers and a future third-round draft pick, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
    Analysis: Though he doesn't offer as much puck-moving ability as Demers, the 26-year-old Brenden Dillon's ample size (6-foot-4, 225 lbs.) will add some bulk to a Sharks blue line that figures to carve out a regular role for him. After missing much of training camp in a contract dispute, Dillon was rough to rotten start to the season with the Stars, generating no goals and one assist over 20 games.
  • Dallas' Dillon Struggling

    News: Brenden Dillon has yet to score a goal through 18 games and has only one assist. He's gone 12 games without registering a point, has a minus-5 rating over that span, and has only taken eight shots through those 12 games.
    Analysis: Brenden Dillon was expected to take on an expanded role this season for Dallas, but has not lived up to expectations. After being given hefty minutes to start the season, including hitting 30:32 once, he hasn't gone over 17:08 in four games. His ice time is getting cut and it looks like it's more than being snakebit, as he's not even logging many shot attempts or power play time.
  • Stars' Dillon Active In Season Debut

    News: Brenden Dillon logged 23:25 of ice time in Thursday's shootout loss to the Blackhawks, finishing with two shots on goal, four penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating in his 35 shifts.
    Analysis: Despite Brenden Dillon's abbreviated training camp, the Stars didn't seem to limit him at all in the season opener, as he actually saw the ice for two minutes more than his average last season (21:06). His meager offensive upside probably limits his utility to deeper formats, but he's at least a moderate contributor to just about every category.
  • Stars, Dillon End Impasse

    News: Brenden Dillon signed a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Stars on Thursday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
    Analysis: After the Stars entered the week with both Cody Eakin and Brenden Dillon unsigned, the team now has the two restricted free agents in the fold, which should give coach Lindy Ruff fewer headaches as he prepares to set his 23-man roster. Dillon is expected to fill a top-four role for the Stars once again this season, likely on the second pairing next to Jordie Benn.