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by Alanah McGinley on 05/31/09 at 06:06 PM ET
A shake up is coming in the Dallas Stars’ front office.
Sources tell TSN Joe Nieuwendyk will be named as the Stars’ general manager tomorrow afternoon.
The existing Dallas management tandem of Les Jackson and Brett Hull is expected to be reassigned, with Hull becoming a liaison to Stars owner Tom Hicks in addition to being named an executive vice president and alternate governor.
Dallas Stars Owner Thomas O. Hicks announced today that he has restructured the NHL club’s hockey management staff, naming Joe Nieuwendyk as the team’s new General Manager. As part of the reorganization, Co-General Managers Brett Hull and Les Jackson have been reassigned within the hockey club into positions that focus on their respective strengths. Hull will serve as Executive Vice President and Alternate Governor while Les Jackson will return to his long-time role as Director of Scouting and Player Development.
“We are very excited to secure Joe Nieuwendyk as the General Manager,” said Hicks. “These moves are all about helping this club take the proverbial ‘next step.’ Joe is a leader and has been a winner in everything he has done. He is ready for this opportunity and has a bright future as an NHL General Manager. We want that future to be with the Dallas Stars.
Update 6:17pm ET: More on events in Dallas lately from Allan Muir at SI.com.
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