Seguin's camp continues to have dialogue with the Stars on the topic of a contract extension for the top-line center. Stars GM Jim Nill reminded reporters that there is more than what meets the eye when it comes to settling on a new contract. "There are signing bonuses, lockout protections," he said. "There are a lot of different angles to these negotiations that come into play. We're just continuing the dialogue and going from there." Seguin has provided 229 goals and 276 assists -- including 156 power-play points -- over 590 career contests. The elite offensive producer presumably will ask for a sizable raise after commanding $5.75 million annually over the life of a six-year deal that officially expires next summer.
Seguin's lone assist Saturday against the Kings gave him 38 on the season, ending a four-year streak that saw him notch at least 40 assists each season. On the bright side, Seguin set new career highs with 40 goals and 335 shots, and for the second straight season played all 82 games. Seguin's assist came on Jamie Benn's second goal of the night and he finished with a plus-3 rating and won 73 percent of his faceoffs. In five seasons with the Stars, Seguin has never scored fewer than 72 points in a season.
Seguin picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers. He also chipped in three shots, two hits and a plus-1 rating. Seguin set up Alexander Radulov for the game-winner 40 seconds into the extra frame and reached 500 career points in the process, helping to keep the Stars' fading playoff hopes alive. The 26-year-old still has five more games to reach another career milestone, as he needs to light the lamp one more time for his first 40-goal campaign.
Seguin set up Jamie Benn's goal in the second period, but his team fell 3-2 to Boston on Friday. Normally, that connection has gone the other way around, as Seguin's 39 goals lead the Stars while Benn has 41 assists on the campaign. In fact, this will almost certainly mark the first time since the 2013 lockout that Seguin won't reach 40 assists, but he's made up for it with a career high in goals. Regardless of where his points come from, Seguin has been nothing short of outstanding this season and is one of the surest things in fantasy.
Seguin tallied a goal and seven shots during Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals. Seguin picked up his 13th power-play goal of the season late in the first period to give him 39 goals and 70 points on the year. The second-overall pick from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft has had a dominant performance in 2017-18 and should be one of the first players off the board in all formats during upcoming fantasy drafts.
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