Dallas Stars roster breakdown
October, 6, 2011
By Mark Stepneski | ESPNDallas.com
Dallas Stars 2011-12 roster
A look at the 2011-12 Dallas Stars roster
|Kari Lehtonen||6-4/217||27||Left||$3,700,000||Coming off a strong season where he set career bests in wins
and GAA. Looked sharp in preseason. Stars believe even better things are ahead.
|Andrew Raycroft||6-1/180||31||Left||$600,000||Had some strong performances last season and a few downs. Expected to see more
playing time this season.
|Trevor Daley||5-11/198||27||Left||$3,500,000||In first year of new 6-year, $19.8 million contract. Stars
think he still has untapped potential and can do more.
|Mark Fistric||6-2/233||25||Left||$1,250,000||Big, physical defenseman looks to be the seventh guy when
everybody is healthy.
|Alex Goligoski||5-11/181||26||Left||$2,750,000||Was excellent after being acquired from Pittsburgh last season.
He's the puck moving defenseman the Stars have been seeking. A rising star.
|Nicklas Grossman||6-4/230||26||Left||$1,750,000||Big, steady defenseman made some good strides last season but was
slowed by injuries.
|Philip Larsen||6-0/190||21||Right||$685,000||A strong camp and preseason along with injuries have opened the
door for the slick skating 21-year-old from Denmark.
|Adam Pardy||6-2/217||27||Left||$2,000,000||The former Calgary Flame, signed as a free agent, brings some
size and mobility to the Stars' blue line.
|Stephane Robidas||5-11/196||34||Right||$3,500,000||The addition of Goligoski should ease some of the burden on
Robidas, but he'll still be a guy who plays in all situations and logs a lot of
|Sheldon Souray||6-4/237||35||Left||$1,650,000||The Stars hope a motivated Souray, who played in the AHL last
season, can provide a bit of an edge on the blue line and a big shot from the
|Krys Barch||6-1/222||30||Left||$850,000||The signing of tough guy Eric Godard seemed to put Barch's role
in question, but Godard is in the AHL and Barch is still around.
|Jamie Benn||6-2/207||21||Left||$670,000||One of the best young players in the NHL and coming off a solid
season, Benn will center the Stars' second line and expectations are he'll take
another step forward this season.
|Adam Burish||6-0/189||27||Right||$1,300,000||Became a fan favorite last season with his gritty and
enthusiastic style of play. Stars' record was not very good when he was out of
the lineup. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not.
|Jake Dowell||6-0/198||26||Left||$800,000||Former Chicago Blackhawk, who had an impressive preseason, will
bring some grit and toughness to the Stars' fourth line.
|Radek Dvorak||6-2/195||34||Right||$1,500,000||Speedy veteran is an excellent penalty killer and the Stars
hope he can provide some depth scoring as well.
|Vernon Fiddler||5-11/197||31||Left||$1,800,000||One of the best checking line centers in the game, excellent
penalty killer and quality faceoff guy. He defines hard to play against.
|Loui Eriksson||6-1/189||25||Left||$4,100,000||Eriksson is finally starting to get some attention outside of
Dallas. And it is well-deserved. He is one of the better wingers in the NHL.
|Brenden Morrow||6-0/205||31||Left||$4,100,000||The captain was back to old self last season and registered a
career-high 33 goals. A lot of his goals aren't pretty but they look good on the
|Steve Ott||6-0/194||28||Left||$3,300,000||His ability as a player gets overshadowed by his reputation as
an agitator at times. The Stars are hoping he can grab a bigger role this
|Toby Petersen||5-10/198||31||Left||$800,000||The versatile and speedy Petersen should be a good fit under
Glen Gulutzan's style of play.
|Mike Ribeiro||6-0/173||30||Left||$5,000,000||With Brad Richards gone, Ribeiro takes over as the team's No.1
center. He's become a more well-rounded player and with Morrow and Ryder on his
wings he should be productive, too.
|Michael Ryder||6-0/198||31||Right||$3,500,000||He gives the Stars a right-handed goal scorer, something
they've lacked in recent years, and he has some great chemistry with Ribeiro.
|Tomas Vincour||6-2/204||20||Right||$630,000||Young forward, who played 24 NHL games last season, earned
himself a roster spot with an impressive training camp and preseason.
|Tom Wandell||6-1/195||23||Left||$850,000||There's a lot to like about Wandell's skill set, but the
question is where does he fit among the Stars' group of forwards?
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.