If you all remember from last offseason, the Dallas Stars created a Hall of Fame to forever remember the players and staff that make an impact on the franchise. In the link above, you can see that Bob Gainey and Derrien Hatcher were the first-ever members of the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame.
That is until this morning when Ed Belfour and Ken Hitchcock were the newest additions to the Stars Hall of Fame. They will both be inducted into the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame this fall on October 21st-22nd. Let’s take a look back at how this hall of fame was created and more about who was added this year.
Dallas Stars Hall of Fame: How do you get added to the Stars Hall of Fame?
For those who didn’t know about the Hall of Fame, it was started last year to honor the great players, coaches, and front-office members that have been instrumental to the franchise over the years. There are two categories that people can fall under: Player (Skater/Goaltender) or Builder (Executive Level Staff/Coach). Each year, media members that cover the Stars and fans vote on one person that should be inducted in each category. The names will then be announced prior to the season starting.
Dallas Stars Hall of Fame: Ed Belfour
One of the greatest goaltenders in Dallas Stars’ history was named to the Hall of Fame this year under the player category, Ed “The Eagle” Belfour. Belfour finished his Stars’ career with a 160-95-44 record, 2.19 GAA, .910 save percentage, and 27 shutouts from 1997-2002. He was instrumental in helping the Stars win the Stanley Cup during the 1998-99 season. He also won his fourth William M. Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals during the regular season with the Stars.
Dallas Stars Hall of Fame: Ken Hitchcock
Ken Hitchcock was named to the Stars Hall of Fame under the builder category this season. He led the Stars to five consecutive postseasons, two conference championships, two president’s trophies, and a Stanley Cup. He also won the Jack Adams Award and coached the Western Conference’s All-Star Team for three straight years (1997-99). He currently ranks first in Stars’ Franchise History in games coached, wins, and points percentage. He finished with a 319-186-80 record.