2008–09 Dallas Stars season

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2008–09 Dallas Stars
Division 3rd Pacific
Conference 12th Western
2008–09 record 36–35–11
Home record 20–16–5
Road record 16-19-6
Goals for 230
Goals against 257
Team information
General Manager Brett Hull and
Les Jackson
Coach Dave Tippett
Captain Brenden Morrow
Alternate captains Mike Modano
Sergei Zubov
Arena American Airlines Center
Average attendance 17,681 (95.4%)
Total: 724,911
Team leaders
Goals Loui Eriksson (24)
Assists Mike Ribeiro (31)
Points Mike Ribeiro (42)
Penalties in minutes Krys Barch (84)
Plus/minus Stephane Robidas (12)
Wins Marty Turco (22)
Goals against average Marty Turco (2.98)
<2007–08 2009–10>

The 2008–09 Dallas Stars season will see the Stars attempt to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history. The Stars would end the season missing the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Pre-season[edit]

The Stars finished the pre-season with a 1-5-1 record.

Regular season[edit]

The Stars finished the regular season having scored the fewest shorthanded goals in the League, with just 2.[1]

On February 6, 2009, the Stars defeated the New York Rangers at home by a score of 10-2.[2] It was the first time that the Stars had scored 10 goals in a game since they defeated the San Jose Sharks at home by a score of 10-3 on November 28, 1992, when the franchise was still based in Minnesota.[3]

On April 4, 2009, Trevor Daley scored just 16 seconds into the overtime period to give the Stars a 5-4 home win over the St. Louis Blues.[4] It would prove to be the fastest overtime goal scored during the 2008-09 NHL regular season.[5]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
3 Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
5 Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks PA 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
4 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
5 Calgary Flames NW 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
6 St. Louis Blues CE 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
7 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
8 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
8.5
9 Minnesota Wild NW 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
10 Nashville Predators CE 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
11 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
12 Dallas Stars PA 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
13 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
14 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, pPresidents' Trophy winner
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Schedule and results[edit]

2008–09 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

The Dallas Stars failed to qualify for the 2009 NHL Playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Turco, MartyMarty Turco 74 4327 33 31 10 203 2.81 1993 1790 .898 3
Stephan, TobiasTobias Stephan 10 437 1 3 1 27 3.70 208 181 .870 0
Climie, MattMatt Climie 3 185 2 1 0 9 2.92 85 76 .894 0
Krahn, BrentBrent Krahn 1 20 0 0 0 3 9.00 9 6 .667 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Stars. Stats reflect player's season totals.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Stars forward James Neal
Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
James Neal 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
October 10, 2008
Fabian Brunnstrom 1st NHL Game
1st NHL Goal
1st NHL Point
1st NHL Hat Trick
October 15, 2008
James Neal 1st NHL Assist October 15, 2008
Fabian Brunnstrom 1st NHL Assist October 20, 2008
Mike Ribeiro 300th NHL Point October 23, 2008
B.J. Crombeen 1st NHL Goal October 25, 2008
Joel Lundqvist 100th NHL Game October 25, 2008
Stéphane Robidas 500th NHL Game October 31, 2008

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
November 16, 2008 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Philippe Boucher
To Dallas Stars
Darryl Sydor
November 30, 2008 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Lauri Tukonen
To Dallas Stars
Andrew Hutchinson
December 14, 2008 To Anaheim Ducks
David McIntyre, Conditional 2009 draft pick
To Dallas Stars
Brian Sutherby
February 26, 2008 To Montreal Canadiens
Doug Janik
To Dallas Stars
Steve Begin

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Sean Avery New York Rangers 4 years, $15.5 million
Player New team
Niklas Hagman[7] Toronto Maple Leafs
Nolan Baumgartner Vancouver Canucks
Antti Miettinen Minnesota Wild
Brad Winchester St. Louis Blues
Byrce Lampman Amur Khabarovsk
Johan Holmqvist Frolunda HC
Lauri Tukonen Ilves Tampere

Waivers[edit]

Player Former team New team Date claimed off waivers
Doug Janik Chicago Blackhawks Dallas Stars October 2
Sean Avery Dallas Stars New York Rangers March 3, 2009
Brendan Morrison Anaheim Ducks Dallas Stars March 4, 2009

Retired[edit]

Player Date retired
Mattias Norstrom June 10, 2008
Stu Barnes August 8, 2008

Draft picks[edit]

The Stars' picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 59 Tyler Beskorowany (G)  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
3 89 Scott Winkler (C)  Norway Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
5 149 Philip Larsen (D)  Denmark Frölunda HC (Elitserien)
6 176 (from Montreal) Matthew Tassone (C)  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
7 209 Mike Bergin (D)  Canada Smiths Falls Bears (CJHL)

Roster[edit]

Updated March 30, 2009.[8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13 Canada Barch, KrysKrys Barch RW L 36 2007 Guelph, Ontario
44 Canada Begin, SteveSteve Begin LW L 34 2009 Trois-Rivières, Quebec
96 Sweden Brunnstrom, FabianFabian Brunnstrom C L 29 2008 Helsingborg, Sweden
25 United States Conner, ChrisChris Conner RW L 31 2006 Westland, Michigan
6 Canada Daley, TrevorTrevor Daley D L 31 2002 Toronto, Ontario
21 Sweden Eriksson, LouiLoui Eriksson LW L 29 2003 Gothenburg, Sweden
28 Canada Fistric, MarkMark Fistric D L 28 2004 Edmonton, Alberta
2 Sweden Grossmann, NicklasNicklas Grossmann D L 29 2004 Stockholm, Sweden
27 United States Hutchinson, AndrewAndrew Hutchinson D R 34 2008 Evanston, Illinois
4 Canada Jancevski, DanDan Jancevski D L 33 1999 Windsor, Ontario
26 Finland Lehtinen, JereJere Lehtinen RW R 41 1992 Espoo, Finland
39 Sweden Lundqvist, JoelJoel Lundqvist C L 32 2000 Åre, Sweden
9 United States Modano, MikeMike Modano (A) C L 44 1988 Livonia, Michigan
11 Canada Morrison, BrendanBrendan Morrison C L 39 2009 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
10 Canada Morrow, BrendenBrenden Morrow (CInjured Reserve LW L 35 1997 Carlyle, Saskatchewan
18 Canada Neal, JamesJames Neal LW L 27 2005 Whitby, Ontario
5 United States Niskanen, MattMatt Niskanen D R 28 2005 Virginia, Minnesota
29 Canada Ott, SteveSteve Ott (A) LW L 32 2000 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
37 United States Parrish, MarkMark Parrish RW R 37 2008 Bloomington, Minnesota
17 United States Petersen, TobyToby Petersen Injured Reserve C L 36 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota
63 Canada Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro C L 34 2006 Montreal, Quebec
91 Canada Richards, BradBrad Richards C L 34 2008 Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island
3 Canada Robidas, StephaneStephane Robidas (A) D R 37 2005 Sherbrooke, Quebec
37 United States Stafford, GarrettGarrett Stafford D R 34 2007 Los Angeles, California
31 Switzerland Stephan, TobiasTobias Stephan G L 30 2002 Zurich, Switzerland
20 Canada Sutherby, BrianBrian Sutherby C L 32 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
55 Canada Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D L 42 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
35 Canada Turco, MartyMarty Turco G L 39 1994 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
23 Sweden Wandell, TomTom Wandell C L 27 2005 Södertälje, Sweden
22 United States Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW R 39 2004 St. Louis, Missouri
56 Russia Zubov, SergeiSergei Zubov (AInjured Reserve D R 44 1996 Moscow, U.S.S.R.

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

In 2008, the Stars ended their affiliation with the AHL's Iowa Stars as their primary minor league affiliate, expecting to announce the formation of a new minor league expansion team, the Texas Stars, at the beginning of the 2009-10 season. The Texas Stars will be based in Cedar Park, TX, just three hours driving time from the metroplex. The Stars' minor league contract players are currently scattered among four different teams in the AHL and more in the ECHL.

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