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Stars make front office moves

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

June 16, 2006


FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has named Andy Moog its Player Development / Goaltending Coach. The Stars have also hired Ulf Dahlen to serve as an assistant coach and Frank Provenzano to assume the role of assistant general manager.

"Andy Moog is ready to take on a new challenge within the Stars organization to help in the development of our young prospects and to work with the goaltenders throughout our system," said Armstrong. "Ulf Dahlen has an excellent hockey mind and an enthusiasm for the game that will be a good addition to our coaching staff. Frank Provenzano has a great deal of experience working in NHL front offices and he brings a level of expertise in numerous areas that will be invaluable to our organization."

Recently having completed his fourth season as a Stars assistant coach, Moog, 46, will continue to work with goaltenders throughout the Stars organization, but will primarily focus on assisting Armstrong in monitoring player development at all levels. Boasting 18 years of NHL experience with the Edmonton Oilers, the Boston Bruins, the Dallas Stars and the Montreal Canadiens, Moog retired after the 1997-98 season after appearing in 713 career NHL games. Over his career, Moog posted a 372-209-88 record with a 3.13 goals-against-average.

A three-time Stanley Cup winner with Edmonton (1984, 1985, 1987), Moog appeared in 175 games with the Stars from 1993-97. During his tenure with Dallas, he collected a 75-64-26 mark with a 2.74 goals-against-average. Appearing in the Stanley Cup Finals six times, Moog was a member of three Presidents' Trophy clubs (1986, 1987, 1990) and shared the Jennings Trophy for the fewest goals allowed in the NHL with Reggie Lemelin in Boston in 1990. The native of Penticton, B.C., Moog represented his country at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, where he had a perfect record of 4-0 and a 2.25 goals-against-average. Moog also served as goaltending consultant for Team Canada at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Games, and both the 2001 and 2002 World Juniors and World Championships.

Dahlen, 39, steps behind the Stars bench as an assistant coach after one season as a European scout for the club. He was an assistant coach for Sweden's national team in 2003-04, helping lead his nation to a victory at the Sweden Games, a second place finish at the 2004 World Championships and a quarterfinal berth at the 2004 World Cup. He played 369 games during two stints with the Stars organization from 1989-1994 and 2002-2003, and was a member of the Dallas Stars' inaugural team in Texas in 1993-94. Dahlen posted 279 points in a Stars sweater (140 goals and 149 assists) in those 369 games, and in 40 playoff contests with the organization, recorded four goals and 16 assists for 20 points. He also reached with the Stanley Cup Finals with the North Stars in 1991.

The native of Ostersund, Sweden, played 966 career NHL games over 14 seasons with the New York Rangers, Minnesota/Dallas, San Jose, Chicago and Washington, recording 301 goals and 354 assists for 655 points. He skated in 85 career NHL playoff games, tallying 15 goals and 25 assists for 40 points. A first round pick (No. 7 overall) by the New York Rangers in the 1985 Entry Draft, Dahlen represented Sweden at the 1998 Olympics, the 1996 World Cup and several World Championships.

Provenzano's main responsibilities with the Stars will include contract negotiations, salary cap management, schedule making and the administration of the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement. The native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., worked as a commentator specializing in salary cap analysis for TSN, a sports network in Canada, during the 2005-06 season. Previously, he served as Assistant General Manager for the Washington Capitals from 1997 to 2004, and was an assistant in the Vancouver Canucks' hockey operations department from 1994 through 1997.

Provenzano, 37, played hockey at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and graduated in 1991 with dual bachelor's degrees in physical and health education and physiology/anatomy. He then obtained his masters degree in business administration from Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, British Columbia.


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