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Tom Gaglardi

Born:December 7, 1967Status:Owner (Dallas Stars)
Hometown:Vancouver, B.C.Known For:Owner of Northland Properties Corp.

R. Thomas Gaglardi (born December 7, 1967) is a Canadian business executive and the owner of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. Gaglardi was formally introduced as the new owner of the Dallas Stars hockey team on November 18, 2011.

He first expressed an interest in buying the Stars in 2009 and spent more than a year going through the process of completing the deal for the team, which went through a bankruptcy proceeding. He also is part of the ownership group of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League and, as of 2014, owner of the Texas Stars, the Dallas Stars AHL affiliate.

Tom Gaglardi
Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Stars Under Ownership

In the 11 years Gaglardi has owned the team, the Stars have found middling success. They made the playoffs only twice in the first eight seasons, advancing past the first round only once during that stretch. However, Dallas did engineer a trade for Tyler Seguin in 2013, and he is currently sixth on the team’s all-time scoring list, and is in the top 10 in both goals and assists in franchise history, as well.

The Stars turned around that early mediocrity of Gaglardi’s ownership tenure, making the playoffs three times in four seasons from 2018-22. That stretch was highlighted by a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2019-20, where Dallas lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. It was Dallas’ first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals since 2000.

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