All-Time Stars: The top 5 defenseman in Dallas Stars history

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Dallas Stars fans are buzzing as the preseason action continues. While we anxiously draw closer to opening night, Blackout Dallas helps fill the void with our “All-Time Stars” series. Today, we’re ranking our top 5 defenseman in Dallas stars history.

5. Stephane Robidas (2003-2013)

Stephane Robidas was traded to the Dallas Stars by the Montreal Canadiens 24 games into the 2002-03 season. His tenure with Big D sadly ended when Robidas was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in 2013. The Quebec native played in 704 games with Dallas, tallying 211 points and 767 blocks.

ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 21: Stephane Robidas #3 of the Dallas Stars controls the puck against Sergei Andronov #81 of the St. Louis Blues during a preseason at the Scottrade Center on September 21, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues beat the Stars 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Imag es)

One can make an argument for Trevor Daley in this spot due to playing more games and slightly better offensive production. However, Daley doesn’t come close to Robidas’ 1,315 hits registered as a member of the Stars.

The hits stat drives home the fact Robidas was a 5-10, 190 lbs. wrecking ball that epitomized physical play.

Robidas became somewhat of an ageless wonder as his Stars tenure wore on. He played in no less than 72 games a season for the Stars, excluding years of trades and lockouts. Speaking of which, Robidas played in all 48 games of the shortened 2012-13 season.

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