It is a very special weekend here in Dallas for hockey fans. The Dallas Stars are honoring two members of the 1999 Dallas Stars Stanley Cup Team as they are being inducted into the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame.
Former Dallas Stars Goaltender Ed Belfour and Head Coach Ken Hitchcock will honored before tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Here is the official press release by the Stars Organization from July. You can learn more about each of the guys and what they have done for the organization in the link above. You can also check out our article about the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame here.
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.
Dallas Stars Hall of Fame: Conclusion
If you are going to the game tonight, make sure to give both of these gentlemen a huge standing ovation. Both of them helped put Dallas Star Hockey on the map in the late 90s and the team wouldn’t be as successful today if it wasn’t for them winning the Stanley Cup. I hope both guys are happy that their names will forever be enshrined in the Dallas Stars Hall of Fame forever. Make sure to chant “Eddie’s better” loudly tonight when they introduce Belfour on the ice.