Report: Stars sign Ales Hemsky, reuniting him with Jason Spezza
Shortly after the Dallas Stars completed a trade with the Ottawa Senators to acquire Spezza, Hemsky agreed to terms with the Stars, ESPN reported. According to TSN, the deal is worth $12 million over three years.
Hemsky came to the Senators in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers at the deadline last season and quickly found chemistry playing on a line with Spezza and fellow winger Milan Michalek. Over his 20 games with Ottawa last year, Hemsky collected four goals and 13 assists.
Earlier Tuesday, the Senators re-signed Michalek to a three-year deal. That ensured that Ottawa won't lose the entire line that played so well for the team late last year, but the losses of Spezza and Hemsky still represent a big blow.
The pair joins a Stars team earned the final playoff spot in the West last season before falling to the Ducks in the first round in six games.