Mike Valley is in his sixth season as goaltending coach for the Dallas Stars. He spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators organization and as a goaltending coach for the University of Wisconsin, his alma mater.
Valley played six years of professional hockey (1998-2004) after initially being signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks following his sophomore year of college. His career includes stints in the AHL, ECHL and Swedish Elite League. In 2005, he returned to the University of Wisconsin to complete his bachelor’s degree in communication science and rhetorical studies. Valley is originally from Richmond, B.C..