Dennis Soetaert is in his ninth season with the Dallas Stars and his fifth as assistant equipment manager. He spent the first four seasons (2006-2010) with the club as equipment assistant. Before joining the Stars, Soetaert, 33, spent two seasons as head equipment manager of the Columbia Inferno in the ECHL and one with the Florence Pride, also in the ECHL. As assistant equipment manager with the AHL Houston Aeros, Soetaert was a part of the club’s 2003 Calder Cup championship squad. Soetaert is a native of White Plains, N.Y., and resides in Plano.