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Stars opening night roster announced

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the team's roster for opening night, which consists of 23 players: 13 forwards, 8 defensemen and two goaltenders. Additionally the club has loaned defenseman Mattias Backman to the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, has placed forward Jason Dickinson on injured non-roster and placed forwards Cody Eakin (knee), Ales Hemsky (groin) and Mattias Janmark (knee) on injured reserve.

For the sixth consecutive season the Stars will open the 2016-17 campaign at American Airlines Center as the team plays host to the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm.

Dallas' full opening night roster can be found below:

No. Player Pos. Shoots HT WT D.O.B. Birthplace
 
2 Dan Hamhuis D L 6'1" 200 12/13/1982 Smithers, B.C.
3 John Klingberg D R 6'2" 180 8/14/1992 Gothenburg, Sweden
5 Jamie Oleksiak D L 6'7" 255 12/21/1992 Toronto, Ont.
10 Patrick Sharp RW R 6'1" 200 12/27/1981 Winnipeg, Man.
11 Curtis McKenzie LW L 6'2" 205 2/22/1991 Golden, B.C.
12 Radek Faksa C L 6'3'' 210 1/9/1994 Vitkov, Czech Rep.
14 Jamie Benn LW L 6'2" 210 7/18/1989 Victoria, B.C.
15 Patrik Nemeth D L 6'3" 215 2/8/1992 Stockholm, Sweden
17 Devin Shore C L 6'1'' 205 7/19/1994 Ajax, Ont.
18 Patrick Eaves RW R 6'0" 200 5/1/1984 Calgary, Alta.
21 Antoine Roussel LW L 6'0'' 200 11/21/1989 Roubaix, France
22 Jiri Hudler RW L 5'10" 190 1/4/1984 Olomouc, Czech Rep.
23 Esa Lindell D L 6'3'' 215 5/23/1994 Vantaa, Finland
24 Jordie Benn D L 6'2" 200 7/26/1987 Victoria, B.C.
25 Brett Ritchie RW R 6'4" 215 7/1/1993 Orangeville, Ont.
27 Adam Cracknell RW R 6'3" 220 7/15/1985 Prince Albert, Sask.
28 Stephen Johns D R 6'4" 230 4/18/1992 Ellwood City, Penn.
38 Lauri Korpikoski LW L 6'1" 193 7/28/1986 Turku, Finland
47 Johnny Oduya D L 6'0" 195 10/1/1981 Stockholm, Sweden
90 Jason Spezza C R 6'3" 210 6/13/1983 Toronto, Ont.
91 Tyler Seguin C R 6'1" 200 1/31/1992 Brampton, Ont.
No. Player Pos. Catches HT WT D.O.B. Birthplace
31 Antti Niemi G L 6'2" 215 8/29/1983 Vantaa, Finland
32 Kari Lehtonen G L 6'4" 210 11/16/1983 Helsinki, Finland
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