List of Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars general managers

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The Dallas Stars are an American professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They play in the Central Division of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] The team joined the NHL in 1967 as an expansion team as the Minnesota North Stars, but moved to Dallas in 1993.[2] The Stars won their first Stanley Cup championship in 1999. Having first played at the Reunion Arena, the Stars have played their home games at the American Airlines Center since 2001. There have been eleven general managers in franchise history.[3]

Key[edit]

Key of terms and definitions
Term Definition
No. Number of general managers[a]
Ref(s) References
Does not apply

General managers[edit]

General managers of the Dallas Stars franchise
No. Name Appointment Departure Accomplishments and events during this term Ref(s)
1 Wren Blair May 20, 1966 April 19, 1974 [4][5]
2 Jack Gordon April 25, 1974 February 10, 1978 [6][7]
3 Lou Nanne February 10, 1978 June 14, 1988 Drafted Mike Modano 1st overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft [7][8][9]
4 Jack Ferreira June 14, 1988 May 9, 1990 [9][10][11]
5 Bob Clarke June 8, 1990 June 20, 1992 Appeared in Stanley Cup Finals in 1991 [11][12]
6 Bob Gainey June 20, 1992 January 25, 2002 Won Stanley Cup (1999) [12][13]
7 Doug Armstrong January 25, 2002 November 13, 2007 [13][14]
8 Brett Hull November 13, 2007 May 31, 2009 [15][16]
Les Jackson
10 Joe Nieuwendyk May 31, 2009 April 28, 2013 [16][17]
11 Jim Nill April 29, 2013 [3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of general managers of the franchise. Thus any general manager who has two or more separate terms as general manager is only counted once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rosters, Arena Information, Aerial Maps". NHL.com. National Hockey League. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Showers, Bob (2007). Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne. Beaver's Pond Press. ISBN 1-59298-197-6. 
  3. ^ a b "Dallas Stars name Jim Nill General Manager". Dallas Stars. April 29, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Blair Inks Long Pact". Brandon Sun. May 21, 1966. p. 6. Retrieved July 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Blair is shocked by firing; refused to resign". Winona Daily News. April 21, 1974. p. 26. Retrieved July 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Gordon named Stars general Manager today". The Daily Journal. April 25, 1974. p. 13. Retrieved July 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b "North Stars Name Nanne". Colorado Springs Gazette. February 11, 1978. p. 17. Retrieved July 16, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "SPORTS PEOPLE; Nanne Quits Stars". The New York Times. January 29, 1988. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Brooks And Creamer Fired As Nhl Coaches". The Philadelphia Inquirer. June 15, 1988. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ Lapointe, Joe (May 10, 1990). "N.H.L. Agrees to Expansion in California". The New York Times. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE: HOCKEY; North Stars Hire Clarke As General Manager". The New York Times. June 9, 1990. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b Miles, Gary (June 8, 1992). "Clarke On His Future: 'I'm Going Home'". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved July 13, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Stars fire Hitchcock; GM Gainey reassigned". ESPN.com. January 25, 2002. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Stars relieve Armstrong of duties as GM". Dallas Stars. November 13, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Hull and Jackson named Interim Co-General Managers". Dallas Stars. November 13, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Stars Restructure Hockey Management Staff". Dallas Stars. May 31, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Dallas Stars relieve Joe Nieuwendyk of duties as General Manager". Dallas Stars. April 28, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2015.