Seguin is entering the final season of a six-year deal, which will pay him $5.75 million for the 2018-2019 campaign. The 26-year-old had a career-high 40 goals and 38 assists last season and has finished in the top 10 in goals four separate times in his career. He has made five All-Star teams in his career and finished second in points for the Stars last season, behind the 29-year-old Benn.
Out West, the San Jose Sharks made a major trade to bolster their roster, acquiring Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators for four players and two draft picks. The Senators also sent prospect Francis Perron to San Jose to complete the trade.
Karlsson is a two-time Norris Trophy winner, as the defenseman took home the honors in 2012 and 2015. He also finished as a runner-up in 2016 and 2017. With 518 points since entering the league in the 2009-2010 season, he ranks atop the defenseman list with 126 goals and 392 assists. His new teammate, Logan Couture, showed a high amount of excitement on social media when the news was announced. Couture stated "welcome, let's get it." The former first-round draft pick has spent his entire NHL career with Ottawa.
And in unfortunate news that was announced Friday, the Detroit Red Wings revealed that their captain, Henrik Zetterberg, is no longer healthy enough to play professional hockey. The rumors has been swirling all off-season long, as the Red Wings will now have to begin the hunt for a new captain. At the top of that list could be their young star, Dylan Larkin, who just received a contract extension this past summer.
The 37-year-old is a former Conn Smythe Award winner as the top player of the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which was one of two Stanley Cup victories in his career. He does still have three years left on his 12-year, $73 million contract that he signed in 2009. That was at the tail end of the Red Wings' second consecutive Stanley Cup Finals appearance. Zetterberg was selected with the 210th overall pick in 1998,