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  Dallas Stars Coaching Staff [ Back to Coaches Index ]

Lindy Ruff
Head Coach

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced on June 21, 2013 that the team hired Lindy Ruff as the 22nd head coach in franchise history and the seventh in Dallas Stars history. Ruff is the 12th-winningest head coach in NHL history, one of only 17 to ever reach the 500-victory plateau, and has the third-most wins of any active coach. Now entering his second stint as an NHL head coach, last season he departed the Buffalo Sabres as their all-time franchise leader in wins with a 571-432-162 record. ...more

Curt Fraser
Assistant Coach

The 2012-13 season was the first with the Dallas Stars for assistant coach Curt Fraser. The experienced bench boss spent the last four seasons as head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. While in Grand Rapids, he compiled a 146-130-40 record and is that franchise’s career coaching leader in regular season wins (146) and games behind the bench (316). ...more
 
James Patrick
Assistant Coach

James Patrick joined the Stars coaching staff on July 24, 2013. Patrick, a 21-year NHL defenseman, most recently served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres over the past seven seasons, working under coach Lindy Ruff from 2006-13, as well as Ron Rolston to finish out last season. ...more

Mike Valley
Goaltending Coach


Mike Valley has been the Dallas Stars' goaltending coach since the 2009-10 season. He spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators/Milwaukee Admirals and as a volunteer goaltending coach for the University of Wisconsin, his alma mater. Outside of his work with the Stars, Valley owns and operates Elite Goalies High Performance and Private Instructional Camps. ...more
 
Quote of the Day

There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp