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Former President Bush reads lineup, drops puck at Stars opener

Dallas-area resident was welcomed with huge ovation from fans

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

George W. Bush drops the puck

BOS@DAL: George W. Bush drops ceremonial puck

Former President George W. Bush reads the Stars' starting lineup and then drops the ceremonial first puck before the club's season opener

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The Dallas Stars had a stately start to their season thanks to a surprise appearance from George W. Bush on Thursday.

The 43rd president of the United States visited the Stars locker room to read the lineup before Dallas' opening game, then walked out to center ice at American Airlines Arena for the ceremonial puck drop. Bush was met with a roaring standing ovation from the crowd.

Bush, who turned 73 in July, settled in the Dallas area after his presidency.

Tweet from @DallasStars: The starting lineup for Opening Night, read by the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush! #BOSvsDAL | #GoStars pic.twitter.com/JdRKfgYGnn

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