Lindy Ruff enters his second season as head coach of the Dallas Stars after being hired by General Manager Jim Nill on June 21, 2013. In his first season as Dallas’ head coach, Ruff guided the club to its first playoff berth since 2008 with a 40-31-11 regular season record before being defeated by the Anaheim Ducks in six games in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Read More
Curt Fraser is in his third season as assistant coach for the Dallas Stars after spending the previous 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 previous seven seasons, working under Ruff from 2006-13, as well as Ron Rolston to finish out the 2012-13 campaign.
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. Read More
Kelly Forbes is in his sixth season as video coach 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