Dallas Stars re-sign general manager Jim Nill to one-year contract extension

The Dallas Stars have re-signed general manager Jim Nill to a one-year contract extension, the club announced Tuesday.

Nill, 64, has held his current position with the Stars since 2013. He is now under contract with the team until the end of the 2023-24 season.

The Stars have qualified for the playoffs five times during Nill’s tenure, most recently losing to the Calgary Flames in the 2022 Western Conference Quarterfinals.

Under Nill, the Stars acquired Tyler Seguin, Joe Pavelski, Jason Spezza and Alexander Radulov. The club also drafted Miro Heiskanen, Jason Robertson, Jake Oettinger, Roope Hintz and Denis Gurianov.

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Nill was twice named a finalist for the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award (2016, 2020), most recently in 2019-20 as the Stars made their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance since 2000. Dallas eventually fell to Tampa. Bay Lightning in six games.

The Stars posted a 356–259–84 record during Nill’s nine seasons as general manager. Nill is the fifth-longest serving general manager in the National Hockey League, with only David Poile (Nashville), Doug Armstrong (St. Louis), Kevin Cheveldayoff (Winnipeg) and Jarmo Kekalainen (Columbus) preceding him in their respective managerial positions. . .

Nill played in the NHL as a defenseman from 1981 to 1990, playing 524 games with the St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins, Winnipeg Jets and Detroit Red Wings. He went on to help the Red Wings win four Stanley Cups (1997, 1998, 2002, 2008) as a manager.

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