Jason Robertson had an excellent rookie campaign two years ago where he posted 45 points in 51 games. Last year he had a breakout season with 41 goals and 79 points in 74 games.
He is due a new contract this year and he is looking to be paid like many other rookies coming out of their entry contract deals.
The problem the Dallas Stars have is goalie Jake Oettinger is also seeking a big raise coming out of his rookie deal.
The Stars have just over $10 million in salary cap space to sign the two young stars.
NHL trade rumors are making the rounds that Robertson could receive an offer sheet from a club with the cap space and draft picks available.
Jason Robertson offer sheet options
A team like the Buffalo Sabres with lots of salary cap space, would be the perfect scenario where they could make an offer of $9 million a season, but they lack their own 2023 third round pick which is needed as part of a compensation package in the $8.4-$10.5 million NHL restricted free agent offer sheet range.
The Detroit Red Wings have just over $10 million in salary cap space, all their draft picks for 2023 and could offer Robertson a contract.
Since we are well past the free agent frenzy period and teams have traded draft picks, used their salary cap space, there are not many options for an Robertson offer sheet.
It is likely he stays with Dallas, but will his contract extension be long-term or a bridge contract?