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Dallas Stars Announce Opening Night Roster For 2015-16 Season

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the team's roster for opening night, which consists of 23 players: 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. Additionally, the club has placed forward Brett Ritchie and goaltender Jack Campbell on injured non-roster.

For the fifth-straight season the Stars will open the regular season at American Airlines Center as the team drops the puck on the 2015-16 campaign on Thursday, Oct. 8 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 pm.

Dallas' full opening night roster can be found below:

No.    Player                        Pos.     Shoots    HT        WT           D.O.B.                 Birthplace

2        Jyrki Jokipakka          D              L            6'3''        215         8/20/1991        Tampere, Finland

3       John Klingberg          D             R            6'2''       180         8/14/1992         Gothenburg, Sweden

4       Jason Demers           D             R             6'1"       200          6/9/1988           Dorval, Que.

5       Jamie Oleksiak         D              L            6'7''       260        12/21/1992        Toronto, Ont.

10     Patrick Sharp            RW           R            6'1"      195        12/27/1981       Winnipeg, Man.

13     Mattias Janmark       C              L            6'1"       195        12/8/1992          Stockholm, Sweden

14      Jamie Benn               LW            L            6'2''        210        7/18/1989          Victoria, B.C.

15     Patrik Nemeth           D              L            6'3''       230        2/8/1992            Stockholm, Sweden

18     Patrick Eaves            RW          R            6'0''       200        5/1/1984           Calgary, Alta.

20     Cody Eakin                C              L            6'0''       190        5/24/1991         Winnipeg, Man.

21     Antoine Roussel       LW           L            6'0''       200       11/21/1989        Roubaix, France

22     Colton Sceviour         C             R            6'0''      195        4/20/1989          Red Deer, Alta.

24     Jordie Benn                D             L            6'2''       200       7/26/1987          Victoria, B.C.

27     Travis Moen                LW          L            6'2"       215       4/6/1982            Stewart Valley, Sask.

33     Alex Goligoski             D             L            5'11''      185       7/30/1985          Grand Rapids, Minn.

38     Vernon Fiddler           C             L             5'11''    205       5/9/1980             Edmonton, Alta

43     Valeri Nichushkin      RW          L             6'4''      205       3/4/1995             Chelyabinsk, Russia

47     Johnny Oduya            D             L             6'0"     195       10/1/1981           Stockholm, Sweden

83     Ales Hemsky             RW          R            6'0''      185       8/13/1983           Pardubice, Czech Rep.

90     Jason Spezza            C             R           6'3''       220      6/13/1983           Toronto, Ont.

91     Tyler Seguin               C             R          6'1''      200       1/31/1992           Brampton, Ont.


No.    Player                     Pos.    Shoots    HT        WT         D.O.B.                   Birthplace

31     Antti Niemi              G            L            6'2"      210        8/29/1983            Vantaa, Finland

32     Kari Lehtonen        G             L            6'4''      205        11/16/1983           Helsinki, Finland

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