30-Year-Old Defenseman – Dallas Stars
Trevor Daley Contract Information:
Daley agreed to a six-year, $19.8 million contract extension with the Stars in December of 2010.
Daley (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 7||PHI||Did Not Play|
|Dec 5||at TOR||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||0||0.0||1||0||9:20||0:44|
|Dec 3||at CHI||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||2||4||25:15||0:19|
|Nov 23||at STL||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||4||0.0||0||1||20:39||0:14|
|Nov 17||at VAN||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||2||20:44||0:10|
|Nov 14||at CGY||0||0||0||3||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||22:13||1:56|
|Nov 13||at EDM||0||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||19:57||2:49|
|Nov 7||at DET||0||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||4||0.0||0||0||20:08||1:15|
|Nov 5||at BOS||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||4||19:55||3:06|
|Nov 3||at OTT||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||0||17:09||0:00|
|Oct 29||at MON||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||18:54||0:00|
|Oct 28||at BUF||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||2||17:32||0:00|
|Oct 20||at ANH||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||4||1||16:37||0:00|
|Oct 19||at LA||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||3||19:01||0:40|
|Oct 15||at COL||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||5||0.0||0||1||18:14||0:00|
|Oct 12||at MIN||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||21:02||0:00|
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|Oct 11||at WPG||0||0||0||1||2||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||4||20:02||0:38|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Daley continues to tease with occasional end-to-end rushes up the ice, showcasing elite speed from a blueliner, but his overall numbers tend to disappoint at years' end if you only just see the highlight reel. He's settled into the 25-30 point range and rarely sees time on anything above the second power play unit.
Daley will be a big part of Dallas' future after signing a six-year deal last December, and has proven to be a reliable 25-point/22-minute per game blueliner the past several seasons. He's really nothing more than that, despite a smoothness on the ice that would seem to indicate more offense is possible.
Daley has settled into the 25-point range, posting seasons of 24, 25 and 22 points the past three seasons. His speed and puck-moving game would seem destined to result in more offense, but it's never translated to such at the NHL level. He won't get a ton of time on the man advantage with Stephane Robidas and Brad Richards manning the point on the first unit.
Daley continued to see limited time on the power play despite Sergei Zubov missing virtually the entire season, often yielding to Stephan Robidas and either Mike Modano or Brad Richards on the point. He managed a respectable seven goals and 18 assists in 75 games, but had just one point on the power play all season. He remains a solid puck-mover, but doesn't see much time with the man advantage.
A lot has been expected of Daley after a junior career that featured loads of offense from the blue line, but Daley has failed to produce in that role in the NHL. An injury to Philippe Boucher opened the door a bit, but Matt Niskanen's quick emergence limited Daley's PP ice time again. He posted a modest career high 24 points, but he's unlikely to repeat that.
Daley hasn't shown the dazzling offensive prowess he displayed during his junior days, but he remains a solid defenseman on the penalty kill. Daley won't see time on the power play, limiting his offense to around 15 points a season.
Given a vote of confidence in the form of a two-year deal this offseason, Daley is expected to return primarily in a penalty-killing and puck-moving role on the Dallas blueline. Offensive skills from the minors haven't translated to the NHL, and a deep Dallas blueline won't give Daley much of a chance on a power play unit.
Major offensive upside here if he breaks camp with the Stars. Excellent skater and puck handler, he's the future of the Dallas power play along with Shawn Belle. Daley could see significant time on the power play unit this season, so watch his role this camp.