The Dallas Stars are a professional NHL franchise, based out of Dallas, Texas. The team was founded in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars, but moved and became the Dallas Stars in 1993. They compete in the Central Division of the Western Conference and play in Dallas's American Airlines Center.
The Stars' team colors are green, gold, black, and white. They are led by team captain, Brenden Morrow.
Formerly Known As: Minnesota North Stars (1967-1993). In 1978 the Cleveland Barons merged with the North Stars. That team's history is: Oakland Seals (1967-1970), California Golden Seals (1970-1974), California Seals (1974-1976), Cleveland Barons (1976-1978).
Arena: American Airlines Center
Former Home Arena: Reunion Arena (1993-2001)
Uniform colors: Green and gold
Logo design: A green star outlined in gold
Stanley Cup Appearances: 4 - 1981, 1991, 1999, 2000
Stanley Cup Championships: 1 - 1999
Presidents' Trophy: 2 - 1998, 1999
Main Rivals: Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, and Detroit Red Wings
The Minnesota North Stars were founded as an expansion team in 1967, playing their games at the newly-constructed Metropolitan Sports Center (the "Met Center") in Bloomington, adjacent to Metropolitan Stadium. By the early nineties, declining attendance and the inability to secure a new downtown, revenue-generating stadium led team owner Norm Green to move the team to Dallas's Reunion Arena. After moving to Dallas, the team was sold to Tom Hicks and a new arena, America Airlines Center, was finished.
The Oakland Seals were also a 1967 expansion team. They had many attendance and financial difficulties throughout their history. They went through various name and ownership changes to try to stay afloat. The owner of the Oakland Athletics (of baseball) had at one point bought the team and tried to rejuvenate it with mass advertising campaigns and by changing the team uniform colors to match that of the baseball team. All of these efforts failed in the Bay area and the team was moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and renamed the Cleveland Barons. After two unsuccessful seasons in Cleveland, the Barons merged with the Minnesota North Stars for the 1978-79 NHL season.
The Dallas Stars have had much greater success at the box office and on the ice than any of their predecessors. They have won two Presidents' Trophies as the team with the best overall NHL record and have won the Stanley Cup once.
Other teams in the Western Conference: