27-Year-Old Defenseman – San Jose Sharks
Brenden Dillon Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $16.35 million contract extension with the Sharks in June 2015.
Dillon set up both first-period goals Wednesday, helping his team claim a 4-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 4.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Dillon performed well in his first full NHL season, putting up six goals, 11 assists, a plus-17 rating, 86 penalty minutes and 97 shots in 80 games. He's going to climb the depth chart a bit with the departure of Stephane Robidas, and his numbers should improve slightly as a result. But Dallas has plenty of young, hungry defensemen who will want to pass him, so that spot is Dillon's to keep or lose. We think he'll not only win that gig, but line up with Jordie Benn to form the Stars' shutdown duo. Sadly, there's not much fantasy value in that, unless you're in a super-deep format.
One of the true bright spots in Dallas' 2012-13 season was discovering Dillon. He's not going to be any sort of contributor on the offensive side of the score sheet, but he provided a nice anchor to Dallas' blue line and was the team's best defensive defenseman by the end of the year. Expect more of the same this season.
Dillon was the talk at the Stars' development camp over the summer, building on a nice season (six goals, 23 assists) for the Texas Stars (AHL). He has good size and is expected to begin the year on Dallas' third defensive pairing.