Sergei Gonchar - #55 - Defense - 6'2" - 206lbs
Thu. Aug 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Stars spent part of the summer trying to find a trade partner for Gonchar, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Impact: The 40-year-old defenseman averaged just 17:37 of ice time last season and a paltry 13:24 during the playoffs. His production dropped off steeply as he posted 22 points in 76 games last season after scoring 27 in 45 games the year before. Despite the team's willingness to reportedly eat half of his $5 million salary, they couldn't find a home for Gonchar. He should still have some upside, but it sounds as though Dallas may not give him many minutes and his leash may be short, especially with a glut of young d-men looking to crack the roster this season.