The Dallas Stars season opener is still a while away, but this countdown doesn’t make it seem as bad, right? Erik Cole days (72) until the Dallas Stars open up their regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks at the American Airlines Center.
Quick note: Jim Lites, president and CEO of the Dallas Stars, announced today that the organization is trying in earnest to be able to retire the Jere Lehtinen and Sergei Zubov’s jersey numbers into the rafters come next season. #26 and #56 will hopefully join the likes of Mike Modano, Neal Broten, Bill Goldsworthy, and Bill Masterton with banners of their own. For a more in-depth analysis of this story, you can view Dustin Manko’s article from earlier by clicking here.
The Dallas Stars recently announced the new numbers of recently acquired players as well. Here’s how it pans out:
Patrick Eaves will wear #18 for the Dallas Stars this year, replacing the one-year server Chris Mueller who departed for the New York Rangers at the beginning of July. Eaves wore 17 with the Red Wings, but that number is currently worn by Rich Peverley.
Anders Lindback will wear #29 for the Dallas Stars this year, the first Star to wear this number since Steve Ott left for Buffalo. Lindback wore #39 with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Jussi Rynnas will wear #40 for the Dallas Stars this year, taking over Ryan Garbutt’s old number. Rynnas wore #40 for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Marlies as well.
Along with Jason Spezza who will wear #90 and Ales Hemsky who will stick with his old #83, all the new Dallas Stars’ numbers have officially been dealt with.
72 days till puck drop. Remember, #RidOfTheRed. SPREAD IT, and let’s take back the American Airlines Center on October 9th.
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