#20/ Right Wing
March 9th, 1977 in Tabor, Czech Republic
6’2/ 195 lbs
Contract Status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Part of the free agent splash last season Radek Dvorak brought a gritty veteran bottom six presence that Dallas had been missing for a while. His instant chemistry with center Vernon Fiddler and later left wing Eric Nystrom the trio were often looked at as the best checking line in the NHL. Early in the season Dvorak was off to a real slow start, then after the acquisition of Nystrom Dvorak’s numbers in November and December improved greatly but once the new year came the trio’s production halted greatly and they were often exposed going head to head with the top lines of other teams, hence the negative sixteen rating to end the season.
Radek Dvorak has been a long time NHL veteran and came to Dallas on a one year deal to bring a veteran presence and that is probably it. The Dallas Stars have many young prospects like Tomas Vincour, Colton Sceviour and the Smiths (Austin and Reilly) looking to crack the NHL roster and Dvorak’s services with the Stars have probably ended.