2008–09 Dallas Stars season

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2008–09 Dallas Stars
Division3rd Pacific
Conference12th Western
2008–09 record36–35–11
Home record20–16–5
Road record16–19–6
Goals for230
Goals against257
Team information
General ManagerBrett Hull and
Les Jackson
CoachDave Tippett
CaptainBrenden Morrow
Alternate captainsMike Modano
Sergei Zubov
ArenaAmerican Airlines Center
Average attendance17,681 (95.4%)
Total: 724,911
Team leaders
GoalsLoui Eriksson (36)
AssistsMike Ribeiro (56)
PointsMike Ribeiro (78)
Penalty minutesKrys Barch (84)
Plus/minusStephane Robidas (12)
WinsMarty Turco (22)
Goals against averageMarty Turco (2.98)

The 2008–09 Dallas Stars season would see the Stars attempt to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in franchise history. The Stars would end the season missing the Stanley Cup 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 NHL, with just two.[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 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

[6]

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. for the first time since 2002

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
Marty Turco 74 4327 33 31 10 203 2.81 1993 1790 .898 3
Tobias Stephan 10 437 1 3 1 27 3.70 208 181 .870 0
Matt Climie 3 185 2 1 0 9 2.92 85 76 .894 0
Brent 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
Stephane 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 pick in 20091
To Dallas Stars
Brian Sutherby
February 26, 2008 To Montreal Canadiens
Doug Janik
To Dallas Stars
Steve Begin
  1. Condition not satisfied.

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 Frölunda HC
Lauri Tukonen Ilves

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 Ottawa, Ontario.

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)

Final roster[edit]

Updated March 30, 2009.[8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13 Canada Krys Barch RW L 31 2007 Guelph, Ontario
44 Canada Steve Begin LW L 28 2009 Trois-Rivières, Quebec
96 Sweden Fabian Brunnstrom C L 24 2008 Helsingborg, Sweden
25 United States Chris Conner RW L 25 2006 Westland, Michigan
6 Canada Trevor Daley D L 25 2002 Toronto, Ontario
21 Sweden Loui Eriksson LW L 23 2003 Gothenburg, Sweden
28 Canada Mark Fistric D L 22 2004 Edmonton, Alberta
2 Sweden Nicklas Grossmann D L 24 2004 Stockholm, Sweden
27 United States Andrew Hutchinson D R 29 2008 Evanston, Illinois
4 Canada Dan Jancevski D L 27 1999 Windsor, Ontario
26 Finland Jere Lehtinen RW R 35 1992 Espoo, Finland
39 Sweden Joel Lundqvist C L 27 2000 Åre, Sweden
9 United States Mike Modano (A) C L 38 1988 Livonia, Michigan
11 Canada Brendan Morrison C L 33 2009 Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
10 Canada Brenden Morrow (C) LW L 30 1997 Carlyle, Saskatchewan
18 Canada James Neal LW L 21 2005 Whitby, Ontario
5 United States Matt Niskanen D R 22 2005 Virginia, Minnesota
29 Canada Steve Ott (A) LW L 26 2000 Summerside, Prince Edward Island
37 United States Mark Parrish RW R 32 2008 Bloomington, Minnesota
17 United States Toby Petersen C L 30 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota
63 Canada Mike Ribeiro C L 29 2006 Montreal, Quebec
91 Canada Brad Richards C L 28 2008 Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island
3 Canada Stephane Robidas (A) D R 32 2005 Sherbrooke, Quebec
37 United States Garrett Stafford D R 29 2007 Los Angeles, California
31 Switzerland Tobias Stephan G L 25 2002 Zürich, Switzerland
20 Canada Brian Sutherby C L 27 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
55 Canada Darryl Sydor D L 36 2008 Edmonton, Alberta
35 Canada Marty Turco G L 33 1994 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
23 Sweden Tom Wandell C L 22 2005 Södertälje, Sweden
22 United States Landon Wilson RW R 34 2004 St. Louis, Missouri
56 Russia Sergei Zubov (A) D R 38 1996 Moscow, Soviet Union

See also[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

In 2008, the Stars ended their affiliation with the American Hockey League (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, Texas, just three hours driving time from the metroplex. The Stars' minor league contract players are currently dispersed among four different teams in the AHL and ECHL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2009.html
  2. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/200902060DAL.html
  3. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199211280MNS.html
  4. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/200904040DAL.html
  5. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2009_games.html
  6. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al. (eds.). THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
  7. ^ CANOE - SLAM! Sports - Hockey NHL - Games - Toronto signs Niklas Hagman and Jeff Finger
  8. ^ "Dallas Stars - Team - Roster". Dallas Stars. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-30.