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Across the pond: Diehard Stars fan from UK sees her team up close

Kara Noblett traveled from Cardiff, Wales to Boston and Pittsburgh last week to watch her favorite team in action for the first time

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Kara Noblett has always liked hockey.

She's said it appealed to her growing up in London, England.

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Lack of production on power play remains a head scratcher for Stars

A power play that finished fifth last year has been out of sync through three games this season

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Special teams were a big focus for the Stars over the summer, but three games into the season, the results haven't been great.

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Andrej Sekera named to Slovakia Olympic roster

The veteran defenseman is no stranger to international competition, having represented his home country at two Winter Olympics and six World Championships

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

Stars defenseman Andrej Sekera is headed to the 2022 Winter Olympics with Team Slovakia.

In an agreement between the IIHF, NHL and NHLPA, all participating teams in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China are required to announce the first three provisional NHL players that will be included on the final men's Olympic national team rosters. The full rosters will be announced in January 2022.

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Stars Blackout jersey schedule for 2021-22 regular season

Dallas will wear its Skyline Green and black third jersey 14 times at American Airlines Center

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

The Stars will be back in black this season -- 14 times, to be exact.

After making its debut last season, Dallas' "Blackout" third jersey returns to American Airlines Center beginning Friday, Oct. 29 against the Ottawa Senators. The Stars will wear them at least once every month of the regular season, including three dates in December and April, respectively.

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Camp chronicles: Joel Kiviranta talks music, food, Call of Duty and more

The likeable Finn shares his interests away from the rink and gives his thoughts on the Stars as training camp begins

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

FRISCO, Texas -- Dressed comfortably in a snapback, hoodie, shorts and flip-flops after the first day of training camp on Thursday, Joel Kiviranta exuded quiet confidence when asked about the upcoming season and how far he thinks the Stars could go. Quiet by nature, the 25-year-old reflected on this date last year when the Stars were in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Behind the scenes at Stars media day at Comerica Center

Take an exclusive look at media day through the lens of team photographer Tim Heitman

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

FRISCO, Texas -- Bathed in a neon green glow, Comerica Center was bustling with activity on Wednesday as the Stars made the rounds at the club's annual media day. It's on this day when various departments in the Stars organization produce content for the upcoming season, including pregame hype videos and various skits for social media.

It's also an opportunity for the Stars to showcase their personalities, as you'll see in some of the pictures below.

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At 27, shorthanded king Esa Lindell is entering the prime of his career

The NHL's leader in shorthanded time on ice will get his minutes this season, but who he'll be paired with remains to be seen

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Esa Lindell

Position: Defenseman

Height and weight: 6-foot-3, 215 pounds

Age: 27

Contract: Third year of a six-year deal that has an AAV of $5.8 million. Actual salary this season is $7 million.

Key stat(s): Over the past three seasons, Lindell leads the NHL in shorthanded time on ice at 695:36. That's an average of 3:22 per game.

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Ryan Suter makes Stars' core of defensemen one of the deepest in the NHL

By joining the likes of Miro Heiskanen and John Klingberg, the Stars don't need Suter to be a No. 1 defenseman

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Ryan Suter

Position: Defenseman

Height and weight: 6-foot-1, 205 pounds

Age: 36

Contract: First year of a four-year deal that has a $3.65 million AAV. Actual salary is $2 million for this year.

Key stat(s): Going back to 2009-10, Suter leads the NHL in average time on ice per game at 26:33 over 887 games played.

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Stars to play 11 nationally televised games in 2021-22 season

Dallas' schedule includes three games on ESPN, three on TNT and five on ESPN+/Hulu

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

The 2021-22 NHL national television schedule for The Walt Disney Co. and Turner Sports was announced Thursday and features 11 games for the Stars. Of the club's 11 contests, three will be shown exclusively on ESPN and another three on TNT.

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Center or wing, Stars captain Jamie Benn will get it done

The 32-year-old flourished after making the switch to center late last season, but regardless of where he plays, his best hockey happens in the postseason

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Jamie Benn

Position: Left Wing/Center

Height and weight: 6-foot-2, 210 pounds

Age: 32

Contract: Fifth year of an eight-year deal that has a $9.5 million AAV. Actual salary is $8.5 million for this year.

Key stat(s): In 59 career playoff games, Benn has 49 points (19 goals, 30 assists). While Benn's regular season offensive numbers have been declining, the Stars do believe he's a much more dangerous player once they get him to the postseason.

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