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Dallas Stars sign forward Mattias Janmark to One-Year Contract Extension

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Mattias Janmark  to a one-year, $700,000 contract extension.

Janmark, 24, missed the 2016-17 season due to a knee injury. The forward has registered 29 points (15-14=29) in 73 regular-season NHL games, all coming during the 2015-16 campaign with Dallas. Janmark also posted a +12 plus/minus rating and scored three game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal in his only season of NHL action. Janmark has registered five points (2-3=5) in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff contests as well.

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Update on Stars forward Tyler Seguin

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin had successful surgery to repair labral damage in his right shoulder yesterday. The surgery went as planned and he is expected to make a full recovery in four months.

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Spezza Nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

The Dallas Stars announced today that center Jason Spezza has been voted by his teammates as the club's nominee for the National Hockey League's King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award is given annually to the NHL player "who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."

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Dallas Stars name Ken Hitchcock as head coach

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Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has named Ken Hitchcock as head coach.

"Ken is an exceptionally talented coach and we could not be happier to have him joining the organization," said Nill. "He is a meticulous coach who brings with him an emphasis on structure and a defensive style of play, which will accent our level of skill nicely. Ken has an incredible hockey mind and we look forward to his guidance on the ice."

Hitchcock, 65, enters his second stint as head coach of the Stars, having previously spent the first seven seasons of his NHL head coaching career behind the Dallas bench from 1996-2002. In his first tour with Dallas, Hitchcock earned a 277-154-72 record in 503 games as head coach. He currently ranks first in Stars franchise history in games coached (503), wins (277) and points percentage (.622). Hitchcock also amassed a 47-33 record in 80 Stanley Cup Playoff games during his first tenure with the Stars, making five appearances in the postseason. He guided Dallas to two trips to the Stanley Cup Final and led the Stars to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship in 1999.

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Tom Gaglardi announces $3 million gift to JDRF Canada

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi announced a $3 million gift to JDRF Canada on Saturday night at the 2017 JDRF Greater Dallas Dream Gala. Gaglardi's donation will go directly to support type 1 diabetes (T1D) cure-related research activities in the areas of encapsulation and beta cell replacement and regeneration.

"As the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, I am incredibly proud to support JDRF in funding the kind of critical research that will improve the lives of everyone living with this disease," said Gaglardi. "The success of Saturday's event to raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes is one step forward in continuing the fight against this disease."
 

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Stars announce Lindy Ruff won't return as head coach

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that Lindy Ruff will not return as head coach for the 2017-18 season and the organization will immediately begin the process of hiring a new head coach. Ruff earned a record of 34-37-11 for 79 points as head coach with Dallas this season.

"I want to personally thank Lindy for his commitment and professionalism over the four years that he served as our head coach in Dallas," said Nill. "Lindy is not only a highly respected coach, he more importantly is a great person and an outstanding family man whom I have the utmost respect for on and off the ice."

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Stars recall forwards Mark McNeill and Denis Gurianov

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled forwards Mark McNeill and Denis Gurianov from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

McNeill, 24, has registered 37 points (9-28=37) in 76 total AHL games in 2016-17. The forward began the season with Rockford where he posted 28 points (6-22=28) in 58 contests. He has also recorded nine points (3-6=9) in 18 games with Texas.

The 6-foot-2, 212-pound native of Edmonton, Alta. was originally selected by Chicago in the first round (18th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft and was acquired by Dallas via trade on Feb. 28, 2017 in exchange for defenseman Johnny Oduya.

Gurianov, 20, has earned 25 points (10-15=25) in 54 games with Texas in his first season of North American hockey. His 25 points lead all Stars rookies this season, while he also paces team rookies and ranks seventh among all Stars skaters with 10 goals in 2016-17.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Togliatti, Russia was originally selected by Dallas in the first round (12th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.

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Stars sign Nicholas Caamano to entry level contract

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Nicholas Caamano to a three-year entry level contract beginning in the 2017-18 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Caamano, 18, split the season between the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League, and the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Caamano recorded 64 points (35-39=64) in 67 OHL games with Flint in 2016-17. The forward finished the season tied for third in the OHL with four shorthanded goals and shared fifth in the League with 14 power play goals, leading Flint in both categories. Caamano was also tied for 14th in the OHL and ranked second on the team with 35 goals this season, while his 64 points ranks third on Flint. Caamano has also appeared in one game with Texas, registering one assist (0-1=1) and a +1 plus/minus rating in his professional debut.

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Dallas Stars reassign forward Justin Dowling to Texas

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has reassigned forward Justin Dowling to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Dowling, 26, has recorded two assists (0-2=2) in seven games for Dallas this season. He has also registered 28 points (8-20=28) in 49 AHL contests with Texas.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Cochrane, Alta. went undrafted and was originally signed by Dallas as a free agent. 

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Stars recall forwards Gemel Smith and Justin Dowling

by Dallas Stars Staff / Press Releases

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled forwards Gemel Smith and Justin Dowling from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Smith, 22, shares fourth on Texas with 11 goals and is tied for fifth on the team with 30 points (11-19=30) in 50 AHL games this season. He also paces the club with three shorthanded goals and is tied for fourth with three power play goals. Smith also made his NHL debut this season as the forward registered three points (2-1=3) in 12 contests with Dallas.

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