The Dallas Stars National Hockey League franchise history can be traced back to 1966 when the NHL granted six franchises to teams in six cities in the United States. The franchise was born in Minnesota as the North Stars. As the North Stars, the franchise reached the Stanley Cup Finals twice, but did not win either time.
Upon moving to Dallas for the 1993-1994 season, the Stars dropped the "North" from their name and became the Dallas Stars. Since then, the Dallas Stars have gone on to win a Stanley Cup in 1999 and revisit the finals on 2000. The Dallas Stars have been a powerhouse in the NHL for most of their tenure in Dallas, most recently showing this by achieving the best record in the Western Conference with 46-17-15-4.
The Dallas Stars play in the American Airlines Center and are currently owned by Tom Hicks. The coach of the Dallas Stars is Dave Tippett who was brought in to replace temporary coach Rick Wilson who was filling the position after the firing of former coach Ken Hitchcock. The captain of the Dallas Stars is Mike Modano.