It is T-minus 15 days from the Dallas Stars first regular season game against the New York Rangers. As we do each preseason, Blackout Dallas attempts to entertain fans with our “All-Time Stars” series. Today, we’re delivering the top 5 goal-tenders in Dallas Stars history, as we see it.
5. Andy Moog (1993-1997)
Moog was traded to the Minnesota North Stars just before relocation to Dallas in 1993. Standing at 5-8, the British Columbia native was one of the shorter goalies in Dallas Stars history. However, Moog was as tough as nails and flashed incredible durability throughout his career. Moog’s tenure in Dallas was only 4 seasons long, but his 175 starts prove that he shouldered a hefty workload.
Andy Moog’s 3.27 GAA and .894 SV% in 1993-94 are a bit misleading. The then-33-year old struggled with transition to a new team earlier in the year. However, Moog’s play improved in the second half of the season and contributed to the Stars finishing 3rd in the Central Division. As a result, Dallas returned to the playoffs, but were upset in the conference semifinals.
Moog also contributed to the Stars making playoff runs in 1994-95 and 1996-97. His time in Dallas included 75 wins, a 2.74 GAA, and .904 SV%.