DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Stars have fired general manager Joe Nieuwendyk after four seasons, two coaches and no playoff appearances.
The Stars announced Nieuwendyk's firing in a news release Sunday.
Owner Tom Gaglardi says Nieuwendyk helped put pieces in place that will help the Stars be contenders again. But the owner says he believes it's time ``to take this organization in a different direction.''
Dallas is already set to name its new general manager Monday. The team has refused to comment on reports that Jim Nill, Detroit's assistant GM, will be Nieuwendyk's replacement.
Nieuwendyk had a year left on his contract.
As a player in Dallas, Nieuwendyk won the Conn Smythe Award as playoff MVP in 1999 when the Stars won their only Stanley Cup.
Advertisement
Advertisement

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Los Angeles tasked with cooling off New York At 30-16-1, the streaking Rangers are climbing in the Metropolitan Division. The knowledge that Henrik Lundqvist once again appears unstoppable is merely icing...
Thumbnail Malkin, Pittsburgh tackle rising Carolina The Penguins are not without their problems as the NHL closes in on the All-Star break. Fortunately for Mike Sullivan’s bunch, it’s producing more than...
Thumbnail Sophomore sensation carries load for Oilers Not only does Edmonton boast the NHL’s leading scorer in Connor McDavid, but it features arguably the hottest netminder on the...
Thumbnail Crosby focused on resuscitating Pens Riding a nine-game winning streak, Washington is the hottest team in hockey right now. But will the league’s third-leading scorer throw a wrench into the Caps’...
Thumbnail Western Conference titans clash shortly John Gibson is acclimating quite nicely to his new role as the Ducks’ workhorse in net. Still, can the 23-year-old cool off the Blues tonight?

NHL Team Pages