12 Facts About Dallas Stars

1. The next day, the Dallas Stars introduced their 11th all-time general manager, Jim Nill, the former assistant general manager of the Red Wings.

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2. The next day, the Dallas Stars traded fan-favorite Steve Ott and Adam Pardy to the Buffalo Sabres for center Derek Roy.

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3. On June 16, 2011, Dallas Stars hired Glen Gulutzan to be head coach, making him the sixth coach since the franchise's move from Minnesota.

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4. The Dallas Stars allowed center Jason Arnott, defenseman Willie Mitchell and goaltender Johan Hedberg to leave as free agents.

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5. The Dallas Stars ultimately won the Pacific Division for the second year in a row, and were seeded second in the Western Conference.

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6. The Dallas Stars won 51 games, surpassing the 50-win mark for the first time in franchise history.

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7. The Dallas Stars won the franchise's first Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's best regular season team, as well as the Central Division title for the second season in a row.

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8. The Dallas Stars traded captain Mark Tinordi along with Rick Mrozik to the Washington Capitals before the season began for Kevin Hatcher.

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9. At that time, the Dallas Stars would be one of the three southern-most teams in the NHL, along with the newly-created Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers as the NHL's first real ventures into southern non-traditional hockey markets.

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10. The Dallas Stars would move into Reunion Arena, built in 1980, the downtown arena already occupied by the Dallas Mavericks.

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11. The North Dallas Stars were sold to a group of investors that were originally looking to place a team in San Jose, although one of the group's members, Norman Green, would eventually gain control of the team.

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12. The Dallas Stars played out of Reunion Arena from their relocation until 2001, when the team moved less than 1.5 miles into the American Airlines Center.

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