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Stars announce opening night roster for 2017-18 season

For the seventh consecutive season, Dallas will open its season at home, hosting the Golden Knights on Friday

by Dallas Stars Staff @DallasStars / Press Releases

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 loaned left wing Curtis McKenzie  to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League, and defenseman Patrik Nemeth was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Avalanche.

For the seventh consecutive season, the Stars will open their season at American Airlines Center as the team plays host to the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

For the first time ever, the Dallas Stars team will take part in the KIA Victory Green Carpet Walk through Victory Plaza as part of the team's 25th Anniversary in Texas. The current roster, coaches, front office and Stars dignitaries will walk the carpet beginning at 4:00 p.m. and fans will have the opportunity to welcome them into the arena. In honor of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, Stars Day One Season Ticket Holders that have been with the organization continuously since the 1993-94 season will also have the opportunity to walk down the KIA Victory Green carpet beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The pre-game event is free and open to the public, with fans able to start lining up to watch the carpet walk beginning at 3:00 p.m.The pre-game event is free and open to the public, with fans able to start lining up to watch the carpet walk beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Dallas' full opening night roster can be found below:

No.
Player
Pos
HT
WT
Shoots
D.O.B.
Birthplace
2
Dan Hamhuis
D
6'1"
209
L
12/13/1982
Smithers, B.C.
3
John Klingberg
D
6'2''
180
R
8/14/1992
Gothenburg, Sweden
5
Jamie Oleksiak
D
6'7''
260
L
12/21/1992
Toronto, Ont.
6
Julius Honka
D
5'11''
185
R
12/3/1995
Jyvaskyla, Finland
10
Martin Hanzal
C
6'6"
226
L
2/20/1987
Pisek, Czech Rep.
12
Radek Faksa
C
6'3''
210
L
1/9/1994
Vitkov, Czech Rep.
13
Mattias Janmark
C
6'1"
195
L
12/8/1992
Stockholm, Sweden
14
Jamie Benn
LW
6'2''
210
L
7/18/1989
Victoria, B.C.
17
Devin Shore
C
6'1''
205
L
7/19/1994
Ajax, Ont.
18
Tyler Pitlick
C
6'2"
202
R
11/1/1991
Minneapolis, Minn.
21
Antoine Roussel
LW
6'0''
200
L
11/21/1989
Roubaix, France
23
Esa Lindell
D
6'3''
215
L
5/23/1994
Vantaa, Finland
25
Brett Ritchie
RW
6'3''
220
R
7/1/1993
Orangeville, Ont.
27
Adam Cracknell
RW
6'2"
210
R
7/15/1985
Prince Albert, Sask.
28
Stephen Johns
D
6'4"
225
R
4/18/1992
Ellwood City, Penn.
29
Greg Pateryn
D
6'3"
221
R
6/20/1990
Sterling Heights, Mich.
33
Marc Methot
D
6'3"
220
L
6/21/1985
Ottawa, Ont.
46
Gemel Smith
C
5'10''
195
L
4/16/1994
Toronto, Ont.
47
Alexander Radulov
RW
6'2"
205
L
7/5/1986
Nizhny Tagil, Russia
90
Jason Spezza
C
6'3''
220
R
6/13/1983
Toronto, Ont.
91
Tyler Seguin
C
6'1''
200
R
1/31/1992
Brampton, Ont.
               
No.
Player
Pos
HT
WT
Catches
D.O.B.
Birthplace
30
Ben Bishop
G
6'7"
216
L
11/21/1986
Denver, Colo.
32
Kari Lehtonen
G
6'4''
205
L
11/16/1983
Helsinki, Finland
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