The Tyler Seguin contract talks are officially over.
On Thursday, the Dallas Stars announced that they extended the elite center with an eight-year contract, which will run through the 2026-27 season. In total, the deal is worth $78,800,000.
“I’m thrilled to have this signed going into the season,” Seguin said in that team press release. “Dallas has become home to me and I love this organization. In my time over the last five years with Tom Gaglardi and Jim Nill, it is clear how bad they want to win and have a model franchise. To be a part of that leadership group for the next nine seasons is an honor, and I can’t wait to get this season started with my teammates.”
The franchise also got pretty creative with how it released the news.
The deal will make Seguin the highest-paid player on the team, ahead of captain Jamie Benn. The average annual value of Benn’s deal is $9.5 million, per Spotrac.com. Seguin’s new AAV, per multiple reports, is now $9.85 million.
“Tyler is a world-class player and has become a leader for this franchise,” said Nill. “We’re ecstatic that he has dedicated himself to the city of Dallas and the Stars organization for the next nine years. In his time here, he has not only become an elite player, but he has done tremendous work in the community.”
Last season, the 26-year-old finished tied for seventh in the NHL with a career-high 40 goals. He also ranked second on Dallas with 78 points, while playing in all 82 regular-season games.
During his eight-year NHL career, he’s recorded 505 points (229 goals, 276 assists) in 590 career regular-season games with the Bruins and the Stars.