4. Brenden Morrow (1999-2012)
Brenden Morrow was drafted 25th overall by the Dallas Stars in 1997 and establish himself as a franchise pillar. Morrow spent 13 seasons in Dallas, amassing 528 points over 835 games played. He was also a member of the Stars 1999-00 Stanley Cup championship team.
Morrow provided Stars fans with many memorable goals. One can argue no Morrow goal was more memorable than his 2008 series walk-off against the San Jose Sharks. It was during the 4th overtime when Morrow deflected the puck from a Stephane Robidas shot past the Sharks’ Evgeni Nabokov. The goal advanced the Stars to their first Western Conference Finals since 2000.
The Stars named Morrow team captain after he signed a six-year extension before the 2006-07 season. Such move was a change in guard as it relegated Mike Modano to alternate captain. However, Modano was supportive of the move and recognized Morrow for his emergent leadership.
Stars fans will forever recall Morrow as the captain that was after Modano and before Jamie Benn. However, one should remember and appreciate all that Morrow accomplished during the Stars lean years that spanned 2008-2012.
Morrow is among the Dallas Stars all-time leaders in plus/minus (4th), games played (6th), goals (8th), and points (9th). He was also an All Star in 2007-08 and a 6-time Selke Trophy finalist.