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 was hired as assistant coach of the Dallas Stars prior to the 2012-13 season. The experienced bench boss was previously 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 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
Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced on June 15th, 2015 the appointment of Jeff Reese as Goaltending Coach. The announcement rounds out Head Coach Lindy Ruff's coaching staff for the 2015-16 regular season along with Assistant Coaches Curt Fraser and James Patrick and Video Coach Kelly Forbes. ...more
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It's a big milestone for me and I'm happy to help my team with lots of good teammates. It's fun.