DALLAS - The Dallas Stars didn't wait until the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs to make a major front-office shakeup.
The Stars have named former NHL forward Joe Nieuwendyk their new general manager, while reassigning former co-GMs Brett Hull and Les Jackson to other positions within the organization.
Nieuwendyk served as special assistant to Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke this season.
He was also the assistant general manager with Canada's silver-medal entry at the 2009 IIHF world hockey championship.
Nieuwendyk spent seven of his 20 NHL seasons in Dallas (1995-2002), winning one of his three Stanley Cup championships with the Stars in 1999.
Hull will now serve as the team's executive vice-president and alternate governor, while Jackson returns to the role of director of scouting and player development.