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How Nick Caamano has set himself up for bright future with Stars

Now evolved into a 'full player,' the touted prospect continues to show steady improvement as an all-around forward

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Empty-net goals usually aren't worthy of putting on the highlight reel, but Stars forward prospect Nick Caamano scored one last season that merits consideration.

It was late in Game 6 of the Ontario Hockey League championship series with Caamano's Hamilton Bulldogs leading the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 4-3. With the Greyhounds pressing for the game-tying goal, one of Caamano's teammates poked the puck from the defensive end into the neutral zone, setting off a race between Caamano and Sault Ste. Marie defenseman Jordan Sambrook. Sambrook, who was hanging back on the play, won the race, but Caamano fought to get the puck back as the two battled into the Sault Ste. Marie zone.

Eventually, Caamano prevailed in the puck battle, diving over a fallen Sambrook to put it into the net from near the bottom of the left circle with 1:58 remaining.

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Closer look: Stars add valuable assets as free agency begins

Nill 'excited' with Dallas' moves, which includes the addition of Nichushkin and Comeau

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Dallas Stars didn't land center John Tavares in free agency (he went to Toronto), but they were still busy, signing a backup goaltender Anton Khudobin, forwards Valeri Nichushkin and Blake Comeau, and defenseman Roman Polak. Plus, one of the team's top goaltending prospects, Colton Point, decided to leave college and turn pro, signing an entry-level deal with the Stars.

"We're excited with what we did," said Stars GM Jim Nill. "We filled in the holes we wanted. We're looking forward to putting the team together and starting camp with it."

Here's a brief look at the players the Stars signed Sunday, the first day of free agency.

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Point-producing Mascherin gives Stars high value as fourth-rounder

'Ready to turn pro,' the forward scored 110 goals his last three seasons in major junior hockey

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Adam Mascherin was watching this year's NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on TV, but he missed out on hearing his name called and for a short time was in the dark about which team had selected him.

"I didn't even hear my name because the home crowd cheered, so I didn't hear who picked me on the TV," Mascherin said. "My agent called me and said, 'You are going to a great spot.' I said, 'What spot?" Then he said it was Dallas and I said, 'Oh, that makes sense.' I was really excited. It was funny."

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Healthy, motivated Dellandrea welcomes Stars' expectations

A new gluten-free diet and reunion with former teammate Caamano fuels the first-round pick's positive outlook

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

For almost two years Ty Dellandrea tried to figure out why he was constantly getting ill.

"I was throwing up lots, every two days," he said. "At first, I thought I was really, really sick, like a virus or something."

That wasn't it, so he moved onto dietary changes.

"Then I tried going off dairy because I thought it was dairy."

Nope, that wasn't it.

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Stars go heavy with forwards on Day 2 of Draft

Dallas selects six forwards and one defenseman as the Draft wraps up at American Airlines Center

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Dallas Stars made seven picks on Day 2 of the NHL Draft at American Airlines Center, selecting six forwards and one defenseman.

"We like the day we had, and every team is going to say the same thing, but we liked the selections we made," said Stars GM Jim Nill.

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Draft journal: Johns calls extension 'biggest day of my career'

The new three-year deal is worth $2.35 million per year for the Dallas defenseman

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Friday was Day 1 of the NHL Draft in Dallas, but the Stars were busy on other fronts as well, getting one of their restricted free agents under contract and finalizing their coaching staff.

The Stars announced Friday that they signed defenseman Stephen Johns to a three-year contract extension worth $2.35 million per year.

"It's the biggest day of my career and solidifies me for three more years in the city, so I couldn't be more excited," Johns said just moments after the deal was announced. "I just want to thank the Dallas Stars and (owner) Tom Gaglardi for having faith in me and giving me this opportunity. I couldn't be happier."

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Nill expects to sign Nichushkin to two-year deal on July 1

The Stars GM anticipates a more mature player as the forward returns after two years in Russia

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill said he expects to announce a contract with forward Valeri Nichushkin when free agency opens on July 1.

The Russian news outlet R-Sport reported earlier this month that the Stars and Nichushkin had agreed on a two-year deal. Nill indicated Thursday evening that report was on the money.

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Calder Cup Finals: Texas Stars' impressive run ends in Game 7 loss

Toronto cruises past Texas 6-1 in the deciding game to win the AHL championship series

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Texas Stars had a great run in the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs -- a run that took them all the way to Game 7 of the championship series against the Toronto Marlies, the top team in the league.

But the run ended in disappointment Thursday as the Marlies won Game 7 and the Calder Cup with a convincing 6-1 victory over the Stars at Ricoh Coliseum.

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Calder Cup Finals: Texas Stars defeat Toronto, force Game 7

McKenna stops 43 shots as five different Texas players score in a 5-2 victory

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Texas Stars went to Toronto with one goal: Get the Calder Cup Finals to a seventh and deciding game.

Mission accomplished.

Mike McKenna stopped 43 shots, and five different Texas players scored goals as the Stars defeated the Toronto Marlies, 5-2, Tuesday night at Ricoh Coliseum, forcing a winner-take-all Game 7 Thursday night in Toronto.

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Calder Cup Finals: Marlies blow by Texas, take 3-2 series lead

Toronto strikes for two quick goals early on its way to a 6-2 romp over Dallas' AHL affiliate in Game 5

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

CEDAR PARK, Texas -- The Texas Stars have their backs against the wall in the Calder Cup Finals after stumbling in a crucial Game 5 on Saturday night in Cedar Park and falling, 6-2, to the Toronto Marlies.

The Marlies lead the best-of-seven series, 3-2, and with the series now shifting to Toronto, the Stars will need to win two straight on the road to bring home the Calder Cup.

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