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Stars announce opening night roster for 2019-20 season

Dallas will open its campaign at home for the ninth consecutive season, facing the Boston Bruins on Oct. 3

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today the team's roster for opening night. The 2019-20 roster consists of 22 active players, as well as two players on injured reserve. The active roster includes 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. 

For the ninth consecutive season, the Stars will open their campaign at American Airlines Center as the club faces the 2018-19 Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets remain for Opening Night against Boston. Verified tickets are available by clicking here.

Prior to the game, the 2019-20 Dallas Stars team will take part in the Victory Green Carpet Walk presented by Volkswagen through Victory Plaza, located to the south of American Airlines Center. The current roster, coaches, and front office executives will walk the carpet beginning at 4 p.m. and fans will have the opportunity to welcome them into the arena. The pregame event is free and open to the public, with fans able to start lining up to watch the carpet walk beginning at 3 p.m. The Lexus and Silver Garages open at 3 p.m. for fans arriving early for the Victory Green Carpet presented by Volkswagen. The Silver Garage will honor pre-sold parking passes for other lots that have not yet opened until 5 p.m.

FOX Sports Southwest will provide complete coverage of the opening night festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Stars Live set, featuring host Brien Rea and analyst Brent Severyn, will be positioned in the heart of the action on Victory Plaza for the entire duration of the broadcast. Color analyst Daryl "Razor" Reaugh and play-by-play announcer Josh Bogorad will call the action on FOX Sports Southwest and Sportsradio 1310 and 96.7 FM The Ticket as the Stars begin the 2019-20 NHL season. Fans are invited to join Bruce LeVine and Owen Newkirk at Valor Bar & Burger inside American Airlines Center and listen to their postgame analysis on The Ticket. 

 

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Forwards (13)

Jamie Benn, Andrew Cogliano, Blake Comeau, Jason Dickinson, Justin Dowling, Radek Faksa, Denis Gurianov, Roope Hintz, Mattias Janmark, Joe Pavelski, Corey Perry, Alexander Radulov, Tyler Seguin

 

Defensemen (7)

Taylor Fedun, Miro Heiskanen, John Klingberg, Esa Lindell, Jamie Oleksiak, Roman Polak, Andrej Sekera

 

Goaltenders (2)

Ben Bishop, Anton Khudobin

 

Injured reserve (2)

Martin Hanzal, Stephen Johns

 

By country

Canada - 9, Czech Republic - 3, Finland - 3, United States - 3, Russia - 2, Sweden - 2, Kazakhstan - 1, Slovakia - 1

 

Experience

The Stars roster entering the 2019-20 season has a combined 10,100 regular-season games of experience. The 22 skaters comprise 9,543 of those games, having a combined 5,192 points (2,109-3,083=5,192). The two goaltenders have a combined record of 284-269-53 in 557 career games. Perry is the most experienced player on the team, sitting 12 games shy of 1,000 for his career. Forward Justin Dowling has the fewest NHL games played on the opening night roster, checking in at 20 games.

 

1,000 games

Andrew Cogliano (944), Joe Pavelski (963) and Corey Perry (988) are all expected to skate in their 1,000th career NHL contest this season. The most recent team to have three players hit the 1,000 games-played milestone in the same season was the 2011-12 New Jersey Devils (Patrik Elias, Petr Sykora, and Dainius Zubrus).

 

Size

Average Height: 74 inches - 6'2", Tallest: Bishop and Oleksiak (79 inches - 6'7"), Shortest: Cogliano and Dowling (70 inches - 5'10") 

Average Weight: 206.3 pounds, Heaviest: Oleksiak (255-pounds); Lightest: Cogliano (175-pounds)

Average Age: 29.2, Oldest: Pavelski (35), Youngest: Heiskanen (20)

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