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Dan Hamhuis Knows His Role With The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Hamhuis said he understands his role will be as a mentor and calming force.

"I've got 12 years of NHL experience and a lot of international experience, as well, so I feel confident in that role," he said. "It's a role I embrace. I've got a very open mind coming in and want to help any way I can."

Hamhuis has played for Ruff in the Olympics and also played with several Stars players in World Championships with Team Canada. Like Patrick Sharp last season, Hamhuis said he appreciates coming to a team that has a chance to contend for the Stanley Cup. Dallas went 50-23-9 last season and lost in Game 7 of the second round to St. Louis. It is pushing to improve on that next season.

"You look at all of the boxes that could be ticked off -- fit in the community, on the team, role on the team -- and the Stars had so many of those boxes ticked off," Hamhuis said. "And one of the biggest boxes is they are in a window to win right now."

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