FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Anton Khudobin to a three-year contract, which will run through the 2022-23 season. The three-year contract is worth $10 million and has an average annual value (AAV) of $3.33 million.
Khudobin, 34, logged a 16-8-4 record with a .930 save percentage and a 2.22 goals against average in 30 regular-season appearances with Dallas during the 2019-20 campaign. Khudobin led the NHL in save percentage (.930) in 2019-20, while he shared third in the League in goals against average (2.22). The netminder also recorded a career-high three assists (0-3=3) in the regular season, which was tied for second in the NHL.
In the postseason, Khudobin logged a 14-10 record with a .917 save percentage, a 2.69 goals against average and one shutout. He finished tied for first in the League with 25 appearances in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, while he ranked second with 14 wins, helping Dallas reach the Stanley Cup Final.
"Anton's play over the past two seasons has been nothing short of exceptional," said Nill. "The immense skill and unmatched work ethic we've known Anton possess were on display for the entire hockey world to see during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. His impact on our team has been immeasurable and we're excited for Anton to continue his success with the Stars."
Khudobin boasts a 99-76-25 record in 218 career regular-season appearances over 11 seasons with Minnesota, Boston, Carolina, Anaheim and Dallas. In his 218 career games played, the netminder owns a .919 save percentage, a 2.46 goals against average and eight shutouts. Additionally, Khudobin has appeared in 27 career postseason contests and has logged a 14-10 record with a .919 save percentage, a 2.63 goals against average and one shutout over three trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Internationally, he won a gold medal representing Team Russia at 2014 IIHF World Championship and captured consecutive silver medals at both the 2005 and 2006 IIHF World Junior Championships.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound native of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan was originally drafted by Minnesota in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.