FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Anton Khudobin to a two-year contract that has an annual average value of $2.5-million per year.
Khudobin, 32, spent the 2017-18 season with the Boston Bruins and posted a 16-6-7 record in 31 appearances. He recorded a .913 save percentage and a 2.56 goals against average with one shutout. The netminder recorded a career-best nine-game point streak from Oct. 14 - Nov. 24, earning a 7-0-2 record over that span. Khudobin allowed two goals or less in 14 of his 28 complete games, including his sixth career NHL shutout in a 3-0 win on Dec. 19 against Buffalo. During the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, he appeared in his first NHL postseason contest in Game Five of the First Round on April 21 vs. Toronto and played 27 scoreless minutes in relief of Tuukka Rask.
"Anton is a proven NHL netminder that gives his team a chance to win every time he's on the ice," Nill said. "We look forward to him joining our club and making a positive impact for the next two seasons."
Having played parts of nine seasons for Minnesota, Boston, Carolina and Anaheim, he has earned a 67-51-16 record in 147 career NHL games. In that time, he has compiled a .915 SV%, a 2.47 GAA and six shutouts. Internationally, he won a gold medal representing Team Russia at 2014 World Championships 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 selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.