The Dallas Stars franchise has announced that General Manager Jim Nill re-signs with the club. The two-year contract extends the General Manager of the Year through to the 2025-26 season. This is a deserving reward for Nill who has taken the organization to big heights.
Two more years! ✍️
We have signed General Manager of the Year Jim Nill to a two-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season.
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 24, 2023
The Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill Re-Signs With the Club
Jim Nill played for five teams through the 1980s before getting into management. He began his front-office career soon after retirement. By 1994, he had been working in scouting for the Ottawa Senators for three years. At that time the Detroit Red Wings availed of his services. He worked with the Wings in scouting and player development. He is at least partially credited with the prospects that would help Detroit win four Stanley Cups from 1997 through 2008. Finally, he has been GM of the Stars going back to April 2013. Since joining the club, he has brought the team much success.
What Has Jim Nill Meant to the Dallas Stars Organization?
Jim Nill has been able to supplant his stamp onto the organization. There have been many tactical trades, including for Sergei Gonchar or Tyler Seguin. These are the type of moves that turn his team into a perennial contender. They captured a scoring title when Jamie Benn won the Art Ross in 2014-15. Furthermore, they have plenty of team success. This past campaign they made it to game six of the Western Conference Finals, only to lose to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Vegas Golden Knights. Also, only back in 2019-20, they made it to the Finals but were downed by the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, perhaps most noteworthy under Nill’s tenure was the team’s 2017, franchise-altering draft. That year they managed to select Miro Heiskanen (3rd), Jake Oettinger (26th), and Jason Robertson (39th). Each of them has developed into nearly a franchise player in their own rights.
Whether it is in all the moves Nill has made or the success of his team. Jim Nill is definitely being properly recognized for all his career efforts in this as he signs his extension. He has been a very respected figure in NHL player development for a very long time. In addition, his work with the Stars, and their core group of players, have made them a contender.
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