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Dallas Stars Introduce New Uniform And Announce Modano’s Sweater Will Be Retired

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.

 

 

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"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

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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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Oh god!

Posted by Garth on 06/04/13 at 08:35 PM ET

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I really wish they had gold in there instead of silver. And the logo is nowhere near the original six designs.

Posted by topshelf14 from Detroit, MI on 06/04/13 at 09:14 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Wow… talk about a step in the wrong direction.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 06/04/13 at 09:20 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

Look like AHL jerseys or something a fake team in a movie would wear.  Awful.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 06/04/13 at 09:33 PM ET

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Interesting on the set download, the white jersey is designated home, and the green away.  Probably just a mistake, but we will see I guess.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 06/04/13 at 10:13 PM ET

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Those sweaters aren’t bad I guess, but as someone on Twitter pointed out they look like they belong in the Central league.  Particularly that logo.  The Allen Americans would like a word with you…

That it has taken this long to retire Modano’s number is a crime which the org needs to answer to.

Posted by Primis on 06/04/13 at 10:32 PM ET

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I think the jerseys are great, although I wish that gold was still part of the color scheme. The logo isn’t so great, but I think it will grow on me or I’ll at least to get used to it—they could have done worse…

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 06/04/13 at 11:49 PM ET

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Green, silver and black are a good combo. Not sure if I like the color of green they have chosen. I really dislike green and gold so this is an improvement. Similar to the old New England Whalers of the WHA.

Posted by timbits on 06/05/13 at 12:25 AM ET

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That it has taken this long to retire Modano’s number is a crime which the org needs to answer to.

Posted by Primis on 06/04/13 at 10:32 PM ET


......maybe the avs have already retired it…...

Posted by dingus from the salty great lake on 06/05/13 at 07:20 AM ET

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All it needs now is a Whalers crest.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from Where the GM likes his team. on 06/05/13 at 09:21 AM ET

henrymalredo's avatar

I don’t mind the color scheme, but the logo is really minor league.

Posted by henrymalredo from Lansing on 06/05/13 at 10:04 AM ET

SYF's avatar

It is a classic design, but yeah, that logo…at least, it ain’t the Mooterus.


Holy hell, that thing couldn’t have been suggestive.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 06/05/13 at 01:01 PM ET

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