UPDATE: Oduya has signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Stars with a reported cap hit of $3.75M.
On Tuesday, Johnny Oduya’s agent, Don Meehan, said his client will not return to the Blackhawks.
Oduya, who will be 34 when the 2015-16 season begins, joins Patrick Sharp, Brandon Saad, Brad Richards, Antoine Vermette as key players from the Hawks run to the Stanley Cup to leave the team this summer.
Chicago acquired Oduya from Winnipeg for a second and third round pick in 2012 and helped the Blackhawks win two Stanley Cups in three seasons. He also won a silver medal with Sweden as a member of the Hawks at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Oduya averaged better than 20 minutes per game over the last four regular seasons in Chicago. In four postseasons with the Hawks, Oduya played in 71 playoff games, recording five goals and 18 assists.