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Dallas Stars

Founded:1967GM:Jim Nill
Owned By:Tom GaglardiCoach:Pete DeBoer
Home Rink:American Airlines CenterCaptain:Jamie Benn
AHL Affiliate:Texas StarsECHL Affiliate:Idaho Steelheads

The Dallas Stars were founded during the 1967 NHL expansion as the Minnesota North Stars, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Before the beginning of the 1978–79 NHL season, the team merged with the Cleveland Barons after the league granted them permission due to each team’s respective financial struggles. Ultimately, the franchise relocated to Dallas for the 1993–94 NHL season. The Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999. Joe Nieuwendyk won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs that year.

Deeper Dive

2023-24 Season Roster

Jamie Benn Jani Hakanpää Jake Oettinger
Evgenii Dadonov Joel Hanley Scott Wedgewood
Ty DellandreaMiro Heiskanen Matt Murray
Matt DucheneEsa Lindell
Radek Faksa Nils Lundkvist
Sam SteelGavin Bayreuther
Roope Hintz Ryan Suter
Wyatt Johnston Thomas Harley
Craig Smith
Mason Marchment
Joe Pavelski
Jason Robertson
Tyler Seguin

Jersey History

The franchise was known as the Minnesota North Stars from 1967-1992 before they moved to Dallas. There are ten distinct uniforms that they had along the way from Minnesota to Dallas. Since sweaters are a hot topic in the NHL, let’s see where each jersey falls in the rankings. Read more…

Ed Belfour Dallas Stars
Goaltender Ed Belfour of the Dallas Stars (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI)

The Players

More Stars History

Mike Modano: American Hockey Legend

When you think of American hockey, the name Mike Modano is practically a synonym. The Michigan native went on to collect records and accolades throughout his career that have yet to be matched by an American player. For nearly two decades in the NHL, he was a star – in more ways than one. Read more…

Mike Modano Dallas Stars
Mike Modano, Dallas Stars (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)