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The native of Edmonton, Alta. owns a record of 781-474-199 in 1,454 career games coached over 21 seasons with Dallas, Philadelphia, Columbus and St. Louis. Hitchcock's 1,454 games behind the bench rank fifth in NHL history, while he ranks fourth with 781 and is one win away from tying Al Arbour for third on the League's all-time wins list. The bench boss guided his teams to eight division titles (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2011-12 and 2014-15) and two Presidents Trophies (1997-98 and 1998-99). Hitchcock was also named the Jack Adams Award winner in 2011-12. 

During his 21-season coaching career, Hitchcock made 14 appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, amassing an 86-82 record in 168 postseason games coached. Hitchcock ranks eighth all-time in postseason games coached (168) and ninth in postseason wins (86), while he ranks third among all active NHL coaches in both categories. He made five trips to the Conference Finals (1998, 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2016), continuing to two Stanley Cup Finals (1999 and 2000) and winning the Stanley Cup in 1999 with Dallas.

Hitchcock has also represented Team Canada on several occasions on the international stage. He was named to Team Canada for the 2008 IIHF World Championship, leading the squad to the silver medal. Additionally, Hitchcock has served as an Associate Coach on Team Canada five times in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014, while he helped his teams win gold at the 2002, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. He was also named an assistant coach for Canada at the 2002 IIHF World Championships and at the 1987 IIHF World Junior Championships, with his teams taking home the gold medal at both.

The Spruce Grove, Alta. native finished his playing career with the Stars, having recorded 120 points (53-67=120) in 329 regular-season games over parts of five seasons. Barnes was acquired by Dallas via trade with Buffalo on March 10, 2003 in exchange for forward Michael Ryan and the second-round selection in the 2003 NHL Draft (Branislav Fabry). He was originally selected by Winnipeg in the first round (4th overall) of the 1989 NHL Draft. Prior to his time in the NHL, Barnes enjoyed a stellar career with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. He currently co-owns the team with his former junior teammate, goaltender Olaf Kolzig.

Barnes and his wife, Julie, have two children: daughter, Riley, and son, Jack.

Fraser brings over two decades of coaching experience to the Stars, including as the first head coach in the history of the Atlanta Thrashers. Entering the 2017-18 campaign, he has coached in 1,910 career professional games, including 1,126 as a head coach. He has also worked for the Milwaukee Admirals, Syracuse Crunch, Orlando Solar Bears, New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues. Fraser served as head coach of the Belarus National Team for two seasons (2006-08), leading the squad at the 2008 IIHF World Championship and helping them qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics. In all, Fraser has coached over 1,000 games at various levels, including 279 NHL contests with the Atlanta Thrashers.

Originally selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1978 NHL Draft, Fraser played 12 years in the National Hockey League with the Canucks, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota North Stars. In 704 career regular-season games, he amassed 433 points (193-240=433) and 1,306 penalty minutes. Having grown up with dual citizenship, Fraser played internationally for both Canada (1978 IIHF World Junior Championship) and the United States (1987 Canada Cup).

Fraser and his wife, Rhonda, are the parents of sons Casey, Jesse and Luke, and have been heavily involved with helping raise awareness and funds for diabetes research and education after he was diagnosed with diabetes in 1983.

The Prince Albert, Sask. native began his NHL coaching career in 1988-89 as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders for one season before acting in the same role with the Los Angeles Kings from 1989-92. Following his time with Dallas, Wilson served as associate coach for the Tampa Bay Lightning for one season in 2009-10. He then was hired as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Wild where he spent five seasons from 2010-15 before most recently joining Ken Hitchcock's staff with St. Louis for the 2016-17 season.

In addition to his time behind the bench, Wilson played defenseman for four seasons in the NHL. Originally selected by Montreal in the fifth round (66th overall) of the 1970 NHL Draft, the blueliner recorded 32 points (6-26=32) in 239 career regular-season NHL contests with Montreal, St. Louis and Detroit. He also skated in three postseason games in his career.

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 Entry 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 two sons: Isaac and Ryder.