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Under his leadership, the Stars earned postseason series wins over Calgary (4-2), Colorado (4-3) and Vegas (4-2) to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since the 2000-01 season and the fifth time in franchise history. It marked Bowness' second trip to the Stanley Cup Final as the Stars fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team he made his first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final with.

On Jan. 1, 2020 at the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, Bowness became just one of three coaches in NHL history to have held a head coaching position in five different decades. He joined Hockey Hall of Fame Honored Members Pat Quinn and Scotty Bowman as the only individuals in the League's history to accomplish this feat. Bowness coached in his 2,400 NHL contest on Jan. 9 against the Anaheim Ducks, which is believed to be the most games behind a bench by a coach in NHL history.

Bowness, 66, spent the previous five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning where he served as the team's associate coach. During his time in Tampa Bay, the team posted a 238-135-37 record while making four appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including three trips to the Eastern Conference Final and one trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015.

Over his coaching career, Bowness has served in a number of different coaching capacities at the NHL level for the Dallas Stars, Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning. He also served as an NHL head coach for parts of nine seasons with Winnipeg (1988-89), Boston (1991-92), Ottawa (1992-96), the New York Islanders (1996-98, Phoenix (2003-04) and Dallas (2019-present). Bowness owns a 143-302-48-8 record over his head coaching career.

Originally selected by the Atlanta Flames in the second round (26th overall) of the 1975 NHL Draft, Bowness also played in parts of six NHL seasons for Atlanta, Detroit, St. Louis and Winnipeg. He logged 55 points (18-37=55) and 191 penalty minutes in 173 regular-season games in his NHL career. The Moncton, New Brunswick native began his coaching career as a player/coach for the Sherbrooke Jets of the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 1982-83 season. He also served as head coach and general manager of the Moncton Hawks (AHL) from 1987-89 before taking over as head coach in Winnipeg midway through the 1988-89 campaign. Bowness also acted as head coach of the Maine Mariners (AHL) for two seasons from 1989-91.

Rick and his wife, Judy, have two sons and a daughter.

Laxdal, 55, joined the Texas Stars after concluding a four-year stretch (2010-14) as head coach of the Western Hockey League's Edmonton Oil Kings, highlighted by winning the 2014 Memorial Cup as Canadian Hockey League champions. During his final campaign in Edmonton, Laxdal guided his team to a 50-19-3 record and the Ed Chynoweth Cup as playoff champions of the WHL - the second of his career after claiming the honor in 2012. In his four seasons coaching the Oil Kings, Laxdal led the club to three 50-win seasons and finished with an overall record of 182-82-23.

In joining the Texas Stars, Laxdal returns for a second stint with the Dallas Stars organization. He spent five seasons (2005-10) as the head coach of Dallas' ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads, and won the 2007 Kelly Cup. Laxdal guided the Steelheads to a 219-108-35 record during his tenure as head coach, winning 40-or-more games and qualifying for the postseason in each of his five years behind the bench. The Steelheads made a return trip to the Kelly Cup Final in 2010, falling to the Cincinnati Cyclones in five games.

His coaching career began in 2002 as a mid-season replacement for the Central Hockey League's (CHL) Wichita Thunder. In the following two seasons, Laxdal guided the Thunder to a semifinal appearance each year and a combined regular-season record of 75-41-8 before shifting his career to Idaho.

Laxdal was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the eighth round (151st overall) of the 1984 NHL Draft. He spent parts of six NHL seasons with the Leafs and the New York Islanders, tallying 19 points (12-7=19) in 67 career regular-season games. His professional playing career spanned 15 seasons, and Laxdal appeared in 356 contests at the AHL level - compiling 230 points (108-122=230). He won the 1990 Calder Cup as a member of the Springfield Indians (AHL), and also claimed the 1997 B&H Cup with the Nottingham Panthers of the British Ice Hockey Superleague (BISL).

This marks the Prince Albert, Sask. native's third stint behind an NHL bench. Nelson assumed the role of head coach of the Edmonton Oilers midway through the 2014-15 campaign, posting a 17-22-7 record in 46 games. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Atlanta Thrashers from 2008-10, during which time the Thrashers earned a 70-75-19 record. In addition to his time in the NHL, Nelson served as head coach of the AHL's Oklahoma City Barons from 2010-15. Under his tutelage, the Barons logged a 176-111-46 record and reached the playoffs in each of his five seasons with the club. He also served as an assistant coach with the Chicago Wolves from 2006-08, winning the 2008 Calder Cup. Nelson began his coaching career as a player-assistant coach with the United Hockey League's (UHL) Muskegon Fury during the 2001-02 season before returning as the team's head coach from 2003-06, helping the Fury to back-to-back UHL championships in 2004 and 2005.

Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round (79th overall) of the 1989 NHL Draft, Nelson recorded one goal (1-0=1) in three career NHL regular-season games with Pittsburgh and Washington, while also skating in four Stanley Cup Playoff contests with Washington.

Before his time with the Kings, Stevens held several roles with the Philadelphia Flyers organization. He served as Head Coach for the Flyers from Oct. 22, 2006 through Dec. 4, 2009, earning a 120-109-34 record while leading his team to the playoffs in two of his four full seasons behind the bench, including the 2008 Eastern Conference Final. Prior to his time as Head Coach, Stevens served as an assistant coach for part of the 2006-07 campaign before being elevated to bench boss. Previous to joining the NHL club, Stevens was the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Phantoms (the Flyers' American Hockey League [AHL] affiliate) for six seasons (2000-01 through 2005-06). His Phantoms made the playoffs four times and won the Calder Cup Championship in 2005. In 2012, he was inducted into the AHL Hall of Fame. Overall, he has a 171-148-43 record as an NHL head coach during the regular season, as well as a record of 11-16 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The native of Campbellton, New Brunswick was originally drafted by Philadelphia in the third round (47th overall) of the 1984 NHL Draft and played parts of five seasons with Philadelphia and Hartford, totaling 10 points (0-10=10) and 48 penalty minutes in 53 NHL regular season games. In 834 career AHL games Stevens, a defenseman, had 188 points (21-167=188), 1,397 penalty minutes and won three Calder Cups: 1988 with Hershey, 1991 with Springfield (team captain) and 1998 with the Phantoms (team captain).

He and his wife Stacy have two sons, John and Nolan.

Over parts of 11 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1987-92, 1998-99), Calgary Flames (1991-94), Hartford Whalers (1993-96), Tampa Bay (1995-96) and New Jersey Devils (1996-97), Reese posted a 53-65-17 record with a 3.66 goals against average and five shutouts in 174 career regular-season contests. In 11 appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Reese posted a 3-5 mark with a 4.08 GAA.

Reese holds NHL records for most assists and most points by a goaltender in a single game, set when he had three assists for the Calgary Flames in a game against the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 10, 1993. He was selected by Toronto in the fourth round (67th overall) of the 1984 NHL Draft.

Forbes interned with the Dallas Stars broadcast department during the 2006-07 season and worked as a freelance television professional for teams from the NHL, NBA, MLB and NFL for three years. The Nanaimo, B.C. native graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 with a degree in broadcasting and electronic media. Forbes played hockey at OU from 2003-06 and also skated for the Oklahoma City Blazers of the CHL in 2006.

Forbes resides in Dallas with his wife, Julie, and has three children: sons Isaac and Ryder, and daughter Anna.

Now in his second stint with the Stars, Rodell previously worked for the team during the 2013-14 season as an Inside Sales Representative. Before joining the Stars organization, he attended Brock University and earned his Sport Management degree in 2013. Rodell also attended the University of Tennessee as an international student. While earning his degree, Rodell served as an intern for the Knoxville Ice Bears (2011-12) and with the Greyhounds (2012-13).

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Graham, 36, spent the previous four seasons as the head coach of the Idaho Steelheads, the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars. Over that span, he amassed a 166-91-31 record in 288 regular-season contests and led Idaho to three consecutive 40-win seasons. Graham guided the Steelheads to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in all four season as head coach, recording a 14-20 record in 34 postseason games. He helped continue the club's streak of qualifying for the postseason in each of last 22 seasons, which is the longest active postseason streak in professional hockey. Prior to being appointed head coach on Aug. 7, 2015, he was named Idaho's full-time assistant coach in 2013-14 after serving as a player/coach for the 2012-13 campaign.

The Calgary, Alberta native is a graduate of Mercyhurst University where he recorded 60 points (23-37=60) in 137 games before turning pro. He split three seasons between the ECHL and Southern Professional Hockey League, scoring 98 points (42-56=98) in 113 professional games.

Morin, 37, played 12 seasons in the American Hockey League (AHL), spending 10 seasons with the Stars organization. He skated in 13 career NHL games, all with Dallas, recording one assist (0-1=1) and a +3 rating. He retired following the 2018-19 season as the Texas Stars leader in goals (175), assists (385), points (560) and games played (686), the most by an AHL player with one organization since 1974. On Oct. 19, 2019, he became the first player in team history to have his jersey retired.

The Brooklyn Park, Minnesota native served as team captain from 2015-17, was a four-time AHL All-Star and led the Stars in scoring across five of his 10 seasons. He was a focal point of Texas' 2014 Calder Cup Championship season, capturing the Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP), John B. Sollenberger Award (Regular Season Scoring Leader), and Jack A. Butterfield Award (Calder Cup Playoff MVP). Morin is also the organization's most decorated postseason scorer, earning 64 points (23-42=64) in 87 playoff games.

Morin is a graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato where he recorded 133 points (58-75=133) in 151 games and served as team captain in his senior season.

Fortunus, 38, played 15 seasons in the AHL where he amassed 286 points (76-210=286) in 882 career games including posting 167 points (44-123=167) in 402 career games with Texas over six seasons from 2009-15. Fortunus was named an assistant captain for the 2011-12 campaign before serving as Texas' captain for three seasons from 2012-15. He ranks third in Texas Stars history in games played (402), fourth in assists (123), sixth in points (167) and 16th in goals (44), while he ranks first among defensemen in club history in each category.

The native of La Prairie, Quebec, made 10 trips to the Calder Cup Playoffs in his AHL career, logging 31 points (6-25=31) in 118 career AHL postseason games. Of his 10 career playoff appearances, five came with Texas, recording 15 points (2-13=15) in 63 Calder Cup Playoff games in a Texas sweater. Fortunus won the 2014 Calder Cup with Texas, while he also reached the Calder Cup Final in 2009 with Manitoba and again in 2010 with Texas. He was also named to the 2014-15 AHL All-Star Game. He also appeared in nine career NHL contests with Dallas during the 2009-10 and 2013-14 seasons, recording one assist (0-1=1), five shots on goal and an average time on ice per game of 15:16.

He and his wife Marie-Josee Gagne have two sons, Malik and Mai, and a daughter Mayla.