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by Paul on 06/04/13 at 08:27 PM ET
DALLAS - The Dallas Stars unveiled a new primary and secondary logo, along with a new color scheme and new uniform set as part of their sweeping rebrand and transformation on Tuesday night. Owner and Governor Tom Gaglardi revealed the new logo and uniform along with Stars President and CEO Jim Lites, General Manager Jim Nill, Executive Advisor Mike Modano, and Stars forward Jamie Benn at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas. It is the team's first major logo overhaul since the club moved from Minnesota to Texas in 1993.
"One of my goals since taking over as owner was to create a classic, simple, yet true-to-hockey look on par with both the League's Original Six designs and the best of the NHL," said Gaglardi. "To accomplish that goal, we went through one of the most extensive processes in League history, which lasted more than a year and yielded nearly 250 different logo and uniform combinations. Our final product reflects the very best of those efforts and proudly embodies the next generation of the Dallas Stars franchise."
By combining the team's two previous shades of green, Kelly and Forest, the club formed its new color, "Victory Green." Victory Green is accented by black, white and for the first time in franchise history, silver has been added to the team's color scheme. The Stars will be the only NHL club to feature green as their primary color in 2013-14.
Merchandise with the new Dallas Stars logo is now on sale at DallasStars.com and will be available at the Dr Pepper StarCenter and American Airlines Center Team Stores beginning Wednesday morning. Reservations for the team's new home and road jerseys are being accepted at both Dr Pepper StarCenter and American Airlines Center Team Stores; and by calling 214-GO-STARS. The reservation form can be downloaded from DallasStars.com. Jerseys will be available for pickup at your preferred Team Store location prior to the start of the 2013-14 season
DALLAS - The Dallas Stars announced today that the organization will retire the number 9 in honor of former Stars icon Mike Modano on Saturday, March 8, 2014 against the Minnesota Wild. The announcement was made at a special event at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
"Mike Modano is a once-in-a-generation player and an American hockey icon," said Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites. "His contributions to our team, including winning the Stanley Cup and helping build hockey in Texas are immeasurable. We're proud of everything Mike accomplished in a Stars uniform and are honored that his number 9 will hang in our rafters."
Modano's No. 9 will be the fourth sweater to be retired by the franchise and the second since the team moved to Texas. Modano joins Neal Broten (No. 7), Bill Goldsworthy (No. 8), and Bill Masterton (No. 19) as the only players in team history to have their number retired.
Modano played 21 seasons in the NHL and is the all-time franchise leader in nearly every category, including games played (1,459), goals (557), assists (802), points (1,359), short-handed goals (29), game-winning goals (92) and power play tallies (156). An eight-time NHL All-Star and United States Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Modano is also the American record holder in goals (561) and points (1,374). He was also instrumental in helping the Stars capture the 1999 Stanley Cup championship.
The Livonia, Michigan, native skated for Team USA at the Olympic Games on three separate occasions, winning the silver medal at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. He also captured the gold medal at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey; and was captain of the United States squad at the 2005 World Cup.
Modano was drafted first overall in 1988 by the Minnesota North Stars; and is the only player to be taken first by the franchise.
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