Dickinson signed a two-year, $3 million contract with the Stars on Thursday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. With this deal, Dickinson will avoid arbitration after filing just under a week ago. Dickinson recorded six goals and 16 assists across 67 appearances for Dallas last season and is expected to play a significant role in the lineup next season.
Dickinson filed for salary arbitration Friday. The Stars extended a qualifying offer of $918,750 to Dickinson on June 25, but the Canadian seemingly wants something more. Dickinson recorded six goals and 16 assists over 67 games last season for Dallas while making appearances on both the top offensive line and the power play unit during the playoffs. Therefore, there's good reason that the Stars would make a deal with the restricted free agent before the arbitration hearing.
Dickinson earned a qualifying offer from the Stars on Tuesday. Dickinson's offer is only set to be worth $918,750 for a two-way deal, so it's likely the Stars wanted to retain his services while trying to negotiate a long-term deal. In 67 games last season, Dickinson put up six goals and 22 points with the Stars. He saw action on both the top line and the power play in the playoffs, so there's no reason to believe he won't have a solidified role in the lineup next season.
Dickinson scored a goal on five shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blues in Game 4. He's earned five points in 10 postseason games, and his play has been strong enough to earn him a spot on the top line with Tyler Seguin and Mats Zuccarello. Dickinson could be worth a look in DFS formats as long as he's occupying a top-six role.
Dickinson scored twice Saturday in Dallas' 5-2 win over Nashville in Game 5. These are Dickinson's first-ever playoff snipes, at least in the NHL. His game benefited from a deep run in the Calder Cup playoffs last year and his coach Jim Montgomery knows it toughened the winger for the pressure of the NHL postseason. Dickinson has long had fantasy value in dynasty formats. This postseason could be the confidence boost he needs to truly take that big step forward in 2019-20.
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