Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - The Dallas Stars announced Monday that Jim Nill
has been named the 11th general manager in franchise history.
The move came one day after the Stars fired Joe Nieuwendyk after four seasons
at the helm.
Nill spent the past 15 years as assistant general manager in Detroit and 19
years overall in the Red Wings' front office. He inherits a team that has
missed the playoffs five straight years.
"Jim Nill, along with Ken Holland, has been at the core of the Detroit Red
Wings front office for nearly two decades and we are extremely excited to
secure him as our new general manager," Stars owner Tom Gaglardi said in a
statement. "Jim's record in Detroit speaks for itself, contributing to four
Stanley Cup championships, as well as drafting and developing some of the
league's best players.
"Jim is universally respected throughout the hockey world and we are very
fortunate to have him as our general manager. We are confident that his
leadership, expertise, work ethic and direction will position the club for
consistent success once again."
The 55-year-old Nill's responsibilities with Detroit included directing the
amateur scouting department, overseeing all draft selections and managing the
development of those prospects at both the professional and amateur levels.
The Alberta native played 524 NHL games with St. Louis, Vancouver, Boston,
Winnipeg and Detroit from 1981-90. He collected 58 goals and 87 assists.
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