The Dallas Stars plan on honoring the teams current General Manager and former player Joe Nieuwendyk at Saturday’s game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
For those who need a history lesson on the Dallas Stasrs Nieuwendyk played with Mike Modano, Brett Hull on the Dallas Stars on their first line when the Stars won their only Stanley Cup in 1998-1999. The Stars had a good defense that year too consisting of Darryl Sydor, Richard Matvichuk, Craig Ludwig, Sergei Zubov, and Shawn Chambers. The Stars also had a goalie named Ed Belfour on their 1998-1999 roster.
The Stars plan on honoring Nieuwendyk during a pre game ceremony against the New Jersey Devils. Ironically enough the New Jersey Devils were the team that defeated the Dallas Stars in the 1999-2000 Stanley Cup Final after the Stars captured the Cup the previous season.
Saturday’s ceremony will take place at 6:45 PM 15 minutes before the puck drops at 7 PM Eastern Time. For more in depth analysis on Joe Niewendyk and his career with the Dallas Stars you can read about the ceremony on the teams website.