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The Dallas Stars have hired Rick Bowness to serve as an assistant coach.

Dallas also announced that assistant coach Stu Barnes, goaltending coach Jeff Reese, and video coach Kelly Forbes will all remain at their posts under new bench boss Jim Montgomery. Todd Nelson had also been previously hired to serve as an assistant coach. As for Bowness, he'll bring with him an extensive resume. The 63-year-old started his coaching career in 1982-83 and spent the previous five seasons as an assistant/associate coach with the Tampa Bay Lightning. "We are thrilled to have Rick come aboard and join our staff," Montgomery said. "Rick's familiarity not only with the NHL, but the game of hockey as a whole, will be a tremendous asset for our staff and our players. He has proven himself to be one of the best in the game and we couldn't be more excited to add him to the team."
Source: NHL.com
Jun 22 - 5:28 PM

The Dallas Stars plan on signing Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year contract, per Stars GM Jim Nill.

Dallas can't do so until July 1 though. Nichushkin was taken by Dallas with the 10th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He recorded 29 points in 79 contests in 2015-16, but spent the last two seasons in the KHL. In 2017-18, he had 16 goals and 27 points in 50 games.
Jun 21 - 8:23 PM

The Dallas Stars reportedly won't buyout the final season of Jason Spezza's contract.

Spezza is coming off a rough season where he had eight goals and 26 points in 78 contests. That's terrible value for a player with a $7.5 million cap hit, but perhaps he can rebound to some extent next season.
Jun 15 - 1:08 PM

Justin Dowling earned a pair of assists in Texas' 5-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Calder Cup Final.

Dowling, who skates on the team's top line, set up goals by Curtis McKenzie and Travis Morin in the second period and the Stars never looked back. Texas and the Marlies will play Game 7 on Thursday night in Toronto.
Source: TheAHL.com
Jun 13 - 9:46 AM

Riley Tufte will attend Dallas' development camp from June 25-29.

The schedule for the event can be viewed by clicking the source link. Goaltending prospects Jake Oettinger and Colton Point are also expected to be there. A final roster is set to be determined after the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Jun 12 - 1:47 PM

Roope Hintz has benefited from Texas' playoff run to the Calder Cup Final.

"That's the best experience you can get," Hintz said. "The season has been going in a good way, learning the small ice and the game here." Coach Derek Laxdal believes the benefits will show up in the fall at Dallas' training camp. Hintz has produced four goals and 12 points in 20 playoff games after he had 35 points (20 goals, 15 assists) in 70 appearances during the regular season.
Jun 11 - 12:54 PM

Valeri Nichushkin's agent, Mark Gandler, declined to comment on his client's reported two-year deal with the Dallas Stars.

That isn't surprising because nothing can become official until July 1. Gandler was confident a couple of weeks ago that the two sides would be able to agree to terms on a contract. We won't have to wait long for confirmation on this, but it's likely that Nichushkin will be back with Dallas in 2018-19.
Jun 10 - 3:13 PM

According to reports out of Russia, Valeri Nichushkin has a two-year deal in place with the Dallas Stars.

Nichushkin's new contract can't become official until July 1. He has spent the last two seasons in the KHL. Nichushkin has 23 goals and 64 points in 166 career NHL appearances.
Source: TSN.ca
Jun 8 - 4:37 PM

Curtis McKenzie has racked up eight goals and 17 points in 17 games during the Texas Stars' playoff run.

The 27-year-old played 53 games in the NHL last season, but he suited up in just seven contests with Dallas in 2017-18 (he spent most of the year in the AHL). McKenzie is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st, so there's a chance that another team could be willing to add him as a depth piece at that point. Before he hits the market though, he and his team are competing against the Toronto Marlies in the Calder Cup Final.
Jun 5 - 8:19 PM

Gavin Bayreuther netted the game-winning goal in Texas' 2-1 victory over the Toronto Marlies on Sunday in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Final.

Bayreuther broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period on a Stars' power play. The rookie defender has two goals and five assists in 17 playoff games. Curtis McKenzie had Texas' other goal in the contest. The best-of-seven series is tied at 1-1 with Games 3, 4 and 5 set to be hosted by the Stars.
Source: TheAHL.com
Jun 4 - 10:14 AM

The Dallas Stars have officially hired Todd Nelson to serve as an assistant coach.

Nelson will be joining new head coach Jim Montgomery's staff after spending three seasons as the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins' bench boss. He also served as the head coach for the Edmonton Oilers in 2014-15. "Todd is going to make a great addition to our staff," Montgomery said. "Todd's track record of success at various levels speaks to the connection he has with, and the investment he makes in, his players. Never afraid to think outside the box, his creativity lends itself to his imaginative and original view of the game that we are happy to bring to our team."
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 11:52 AM

The Dallas Stars are reportedly close to hiring Todd Nelson to serve as an assistant coach.

Nelson is currently serving as the bench boss of AHL Grand Rapids. He's spent a large chunk of his career as an AHL head coach, but he does have experience in the NHL as well. He served as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Thrashers and was the Edmonton Oilers' head coach for the 2014-15 campaign. If Dallas hires him, Nelson will work under new bench boss Jim Montgomery.
May 30 - 12:16 PM

Roope Hintz scored the game-winning goal for Texas to send Dallas' AHL affiliate to the Calder Cup Final.

Hintz lit the lamp with just 8.5 seconds remaining in the first overtime period to eliminate Rockford in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. The rookie forward has four goals and 11 points in 15 playoff matches. Texas will face the Toronto Marlies in the Calder Cup Final, with Game 1 set for Saturday.
Source: TheAHL.com
May 29 - 11:35 AM

Valeri Nichushkin may have a new deal in place with the Dallas Stars soon, according to agent Mark Gandler.

"Val very much wants to come back," said Gandler. "Dallas wants him back and we are just very hopeful we'll be able to take care of this very soon." It's unclear when a contract could be finalized, but Gandler expects Nichushkin to be back with the Stars in 2018-19. He has spent the last two seasons playing in the KHL with CSKA Moscow
May 27 - 10:39 AM

John Klingberg has been named the top defenseman at the 2018 World Championship.

Klingberg earned one goal and five assists in 10 games for Sweden's gold-medal winning squad at the tournament. He logged a game-high 35:03 of ice time in Sunday's shootout win over Switzerland in the gold-medal game.
May 20 - 5:31 PM


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