The National Hockey League's Board of Governors today ratified the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players' Association.
Details of the new Agreement will be made available following completion of the formal ratification process by the members of the NHLPA.
Dallas Stars Owner and Chairman of the Board Tom Gaglardi issued the following statement following the ratification process:
"To our sponsors, broadcast partners, and most importantly, our loyal fans and season seat holders, we cannot overstate how much we appreciate the incredible patience you have shown throughout this entire process. We're obviously thrilled that the National Hockey League Board of Governors ratified this deal, and that Dallas Stars hockey will be back on the ice very soon.The new agreement, once ratified by the Players' Association, will offer long-term stability to our league, and most importantly, will feature many specific elements that will level the playing field across the league. Now we can turn the page and move forward with our plans to mold the Stars into the elite NHL franchise our fans are accustomed to supporting."
In the coming days, the Dallas Stars will release further details regarding the club's adjusted season schedule, broadcast and ticket information, and special marketing initiatives.