Jake Oettinger signs contract with Dallas Star: Details
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Jake Oettinger signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Star. The total value of the contract will be 12 million dollars. Oettinger confirmed that his desire was only Dallas, and he could not hide his happiness after signing the contract.
"I made it clear to my representatives that I wanted to be in Dallas for a long time," Oettinger said, as quoted by NHL.com "If I could have signed an eight-year deal I would have. But you have to make it work for both sides, and I'm super happy with how the process went.
Now I'm just happy to have that behind me and completely focus on hockey. It's definitely a weight lifted off my shoulders. Now I'm just excited to get back and get to work."
Jim Nill on Oettinger
Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill is happy about the arrival of such a good player.
Oettinger has shown his qualities in previous seasons, and he will have the opportunity to confirm it in his new club. "Jake's performance spoke for itself last season," he said. "He has elite physical ability and presence in the net while also exhibiting phenomenal mental strength in high pressure situations.
Jake's poise and character off the ice have made him a leader in our locker room. He has shown that he has the skill, work ethic and poise to excel at the NHL level. He was a key part of the team's success last season, and we're excited to see him continue to grow here in Dallas." Oettinger had an interesting summer and expects to show his full potential in his new club.
"This summer has gone by pretty quick," he said. "I got to take some good time off and enjoy myself, and I'm also really confident in all of the work I've put in. I'm starting to ramp up the skating even more right now, and the next few weeks in Dallas it'll pretty much be like the season has started as far as the training schedule.
I'm really confident with where I'm at and I feel like I've put the work in this summer to be ready to carry a heavy workload."