The Dallas Stars continue to make moves as the first day of free agency wears on. The team announced a one-year, two-way deal with two-way forward Erik Condra. No salary terms have yet been disclosed, but it will surely be a step down from the $1.25MM cap hit Condra has carried the last three seasons for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Condra, 31, is a sneaky good signing for a Stars organization that experienced a lot of success at the minor league level with established veterans. Names like Curtis McKenzie, Travis Morin, Sheldon Dries and Mike McKenna took the Texas Stars all the way to the Calder Cup Finals despite being underdogs in every postseason series, and while Condra will attempt to crack the Dallas roster, his presence could bring about another successful season for the minor league club.
Originally drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 2006, Condra has 392 NHL games under his belt including 26 playoff contests, and won a Calder Cup in 2011 while a member of the Binghamton Senators. He helped the Syracuse Crunch to a finals berth in 2016-17 while wearing a captain’s “C” and was an effective player for them again in the most recent season.