DALLAS STARS HIRE ROB DIMAIO ONTO CLUB’S SCOUTING STAFF FRISCO, Tex.
– Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has hired former Stars right wing Rob DiMaio to the scouting staff. DiMaio will have both amateur and professional scouting responsibilities for the club and will begin his role immediately.
“We are very pleased to have Rob, a former member of the Stars organization, back in the fold as a scout,” said Armstrong. “Rob brings a great deal of experience from his playing days and he’ll be a valuable addition to our scouting staff.”
DiMaio, 39, was a member of the Dallas Stars for three seasons from 2001 through 2004, and in 199 games with the club, collected 55 points (25 goals, 30 assists) and 153 penalty minutes. He also skated in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Stars, recording one goal and five assists for six points with 12 PIM.
The native of Calgary, Alberta, appeared in 894 career NHL games, recording 106 goals and 171 assists for 277 points with 840 penalty minutes over the span of 17-years in the National Hockey League. He also played in 62 playoff outings, notching seven goals and nine assists for 16 points with 40 penalty minutes.
DiMaio skated for seven NHL teams in his career – New York Islanders, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Boston, New York Rangers, Carolina and Dallas. His most prolific offensive season came in 1996-97 with Boston, when he recorded 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists).
“I’m very excited for this opportunity with the Stars,” said DiMaio. “Hockey is my passion and it will be great to contribute to a successful organization like the Dallas Stars. I want to thank Doug Armstrong and the entire Dallas organization for this opportunity.”