FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Blake Comeau to a three-year contract that has an annual average value of $2.4-million per year.
Comeau, 32, registered 34 points (13-21=34) in 79 regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche during the 2017-18 season. The winger shared fifth in the NHL and led Colorado with a career-high three shorthanded goals, while he finished tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals. Comeau also shared sixth on the team in assists (21) and ranked seventh in points (34), while he finished second in takeaways (47) and third in hits (145) on the season. Additionally, he appeared in six games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and recorded two goals (2-0=2), which was tied for third on Colorado.
The 12-year NHL veteran has skated in 720 regular-season games with the New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche, amassing 285 career points (121-164=285) and 454 penalty minutes. Comeau has also made three trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording three goals (3-0=3) in 17 career postseason contests.
"Blake will be a great addition to our forward group with his skill set and ability to play anywhere in the lineup", said Nill. "His elite speed makes him a disruptive defensive presence and he fits well with what head coach Jim Montgomery is trying to accomplish."
The 6-foot-1, 202-pound native of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the second round (47th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.