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Prior to joining the Stars, Bowness spent 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. The native of Moncton, New Brunswick has been on a bench in as a head or assistant for an NHL record 2,425 regular-season games, having served in different coaching capacities at the NHL level for the Winnipeg Jets, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars. He also served as an NHL head coach for parts of 10 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 in 501 career games in his head coaching career.

Bowness 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. 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 career regular-season games in his NHL career.

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

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.

Laxdal 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).

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 three children: sons Isaac and Ryder, and daughter Anna.

Prior to his time with Texas, Rodell spent four seasons with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. Originally hired as a Hockey Operations Assistant in 2014, Rodell was promoted to Video Coach and Manager of Advanced Analytics in 2016, while also serving as Manager of Ticket Sales and Marketing during the entirety of his tenure with the club.

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).