Lindy Ruff enters his first season as head coach of the Dallas Stars after being appointed to the position by General Manager Jim Nill on June 21, 2013. Ruff, 53, is the 12th-winningest head coach in NHL history, one of only 17 to ever reach the 500-victory plateau, and has the third-most wins of any active coach. Read More
Curt Fraser enters his second season as assistant coach for the Dallas Stars. Fraser, 55, has spent four seasons as head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. While in Grand Rapids, he compiled a 146-130-40 record and is that franchise’s career coaching leader in regular season wins (146) and games behind the bench (316) from 2008-12.Read More
James Patrick joined the Dallas Stars coaching staff in July 2013 as an assistant coach to serve alongside Curt Fraser. Patrick, a 21-year NHL defenseman, most recently served as an assistant coach for the Buffalo Sabres over the past seven seasons, working under Ruff from 2006-13, as well as Ron Rolston to finish out the 2012-13 campaign.
Mike Valley enters his fifth season as goaltending coach with the Dallas Stars. He spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators/Milwaukee Admirals and as a volunteer goaltending coach for the University of Wisconsin, his alma mater. Read More
Kelly Forbes is entering his fifth season as video coordinator for the Dallas Stars. Kelly works closely with the coaching staff and players, breaking down film, both in-game and post-game. He also organizes video scouting reports of opposing teams for game preparation. Read More
Player Development Coordinator
J.J. McQueen begins his 19th season with the Dallas Stars organization. He previously spent 10 years with the three-time Memorial Cup Champion Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League as strength & conditioning coach and scout. McQueen graduated from the Canadian Forces School of Physical Education and Recreation in 1974, and spent 21 years with the Canadian Army as a Phys-Ed instructor. Read More