|City||Cedar Park, Texas|
|League||American Hockey League|
|Home arena||Cedar Park Center|
Green, Gold, White, Black
|Owner(s)||Hicks Cedar Park LLC|
|General manager||Scott White|
|Head coach||Willie Desjardins|
|Affiliates||Dallas Stars (NHL)
Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)
Allen Americans (CHL)
|Regular season titles||1 (2012–13)|
|Division Championships||1 (2009–10)|
|Conference Championships||1 (2009–10)|
In April 2008, the Iowa Stars announced that they would no longer affiliate with the Dallas Stars, and changed the team's name to Chops for the 2008–09 season. For the 2008-09 season, Dallas made agreements to send their AHL prospects to four other teams, while a few remained with the Chops. AHL teams which the Dallas Stars sent prospects to were the Hamilton Bulldogs, Manitoba Moose, Peoria Rivermen, and Grand Rapids Griffins.
On April 28, 2009, the AHL granted the Texas Stars limited membership into the league, conditioned on the completed purchase of an existing AHL franchise within one year. That condition was met on May 4, 2010, when the AHL approved the Texas Stars' ownership group's purchase of the Iowa Chops franchise, which had been suspended for the 2009–10 season.
The team's inaugural season was a successful one. After finishing second in the West Division, the Stars swept Rockford in the first round of the playoffs, then claimed their first division championship by defeating Chicago four games to three. The Stars then won their first Robert W. Clarke Trophy by defeating Hamilton in another seven game series to become the Western Conference champions. The Stars eventually fell to Hershey in game six of the 2010 Calder Cup Finals.
Texas Stars games are only broadcast online on AHL Live, and are no longer broadcast on public radio in Austin. Owen Newkirk will provide the play-by-play in 2013–14.
|2009–10||80||46||27||3||4||99||.619||238||198||2nd, West||2010||W, 4–0, RCK||W, 4–3, CHI||W, 4–3, HAM||L, 2–4, HER|
|2010–11||80||41||29||4||6||92||.575||213||210||4th, West||2011||L, 2-4, MIL||—||—||—|
|2011–12||76||31||40||3||2||67||.441||224||251||5th, West||2012||Out of playoffs|
|2012–13||76||43||22||5||6||97||.638||235||201||1st, South||2013||W, 3-1, MIL||L, 1-4, OKC||—||—|
Willie Desjardins (2012-present)
- Goals: Matt Fraser, 37 (2011–12)
- Assists: Travis Morin, 53 (2011–12)
- Points: Travis Morin, 66 (2011–12)
- Penalty Minutes: Luke Gazdic, 155 (2009–10)
- GAA: Richard Bachman, 2.20 (2010–11)
- SV%: Richard Bachman, .927 (2010–11)
- Wins: Richard Bachman, 28 (2010–11)
- Shutouts: Richard Bachman, 6 (2010–11)
- Goaltending records need a minimum 25 games played by the goaltender
- Career Goals: Matt Fraser, 70
- Career Assists: Travis Morin, 140
- Career Points: Travis Morin, 207
- Career Penalty Minutes: Luke Gazdic, 447
- Career Goaltending Wins: Richard Bachman, 44
- Career Shutouts: Richard Bachman, 9
- Career Games: Colton Sceviour, 294
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- Texas Stars official website
- Texas Stars FAQ at DallasStars.com
- Cedar Park Center website
- American Hockey League