Happy to be back with Stars, ‘excited’ Blake Comeau has Stanley Cup dreams

DALLAS, TX – Blake Comeau is a good fit in Dallas, and Dallas is a great fit for Blake Comeau.

The Stars announced they have signed the 35-year-old forward to a one-year contract extension for $1 million, and both sides said they were thrilled with the decision.

Blake Comeau signs one-year, $1 million contract to stay with Stars

DALLAS, TX- Blake Comeau signed a one-year, $1 million contract to stay with the Dallas Stars on Monday.

“I think we have a really good chance to win a Stanley Cup here,” Comeau said. “I’m excited to be a part of the team next year when we have a fully healthy lineup to start the season. It’s a great hockey city, we have a great fan base and I’m excited that I was wanted back for another year. So the decision wasn’t hard when I sat back and talked to my wife and we figured out what would be best for us.”

The 35-year-old forward could have been an unrestricted free agent July 28. He scored 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 51 games this season and led Dallas forwards and was third among Stars players with 106 hits.

“Offensively I’d like to be able to contribute a little bit more,” Comeau said. “You look at the teams that are still in the playoffs and have been successful the last few years, I feel like their bottom six, they have a specific role they need to fill and when you look at playoffs, you get some timely scoring from bottom-six guys. … That being said, there are other parts of the game that I can help the team with, the penalty kill, my physical play, my leadership in the locker room. So if I’m not scoring, I have to make sure I’m doing other things throughout the game that helps our team win.”

Stars Sign Blake Comeau to Three Year Contract, $2.4 Million per season

FRISCO, TX – Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Blake Comeau to a three-year contract that has an annual average value of $2.4-million per year.

Comeau, 32, registered 34 points (13-21=34) in 79 regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche during the 2017-18 season. The winger shared fifth in the NHL and led Colorado with a career-high three shorthanded goals, while he finished tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals. Comeau also shared sixth on the team in assists (21) and ranked seventh in points (34), while he finished second in takeaways (47) and third in hits (145) on the season. Additionally, he appeared in six games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs and recorded two goals (2-0=2), which was tied for third on Colorado.

The 12-year NHL veteran has skated in 720 regular-season games with the New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche, amassing 285 career points (121-164=285) and 454 penalty minutes. Comeau has also made three trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording three goals (3-0=3) in 17 career postseason contests.

“Blake will be a great addition to our forward group with his skill set and ability to play anywhere in the lineup”, said Nill. “His elite speed makes him a disruptive defensive presence and he fits well with what head coach Jim Montgomery is trying to accomplish.”

Comeau keeping Avalanche calm during First Round Playoff Series

DENVER, CO – Ask the Colorado Avalanche to describe forward Blake Comeau, and one word comes up often: calm.

Comeau isn’t loud and he’s not the most talkative player in the room. But when the Avalanche need to relax frazzled nerves, he’s the player they look to do it.

Comeau has two goals against the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference First Round, which continues with Game 6 at Pepsi Center on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVAS, SN, ALT, FS-TN).

Colorado’s 2-1 comeback victory on Friday cut Nashville’s lead to 3-2 in the best-of-7 series.