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The 2016–17 Dallas Stars season was the 50th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967, and 24th season since the franchise relocated from Minnesota prior to the start of the 1993–94 NHL season.[1] The Stars missed the playoffs, finishing 11th in the Western Conference.

2016–17 Dallas Stars
Division6th Central
Conference11th Western
2016–17 record34–37–11
Home record22–13–6
Road record12–24–5
Goals for223
Goals against262
Team information
General ManagerJim Nill
CoachLindy Ruff
CaptainJamie Benn
Alternate captainsPatrick Sharp
Jason Spezza
ArenaAmerican Airlines Center
Minor league affiliate(s)Texas Stars (AHL)
Idaho Steelheads (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsTyler Seguin (26)
AssistsTyler Seguin (46)
PointsTyler Seguin (72)
Penalty minutesAntoine Roussel (115)
Plus/minusBrett Ritchie (+11)
WinsKari Lehtonen (22)
Goals against averageKari Lehtonen (2.85)

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Central Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 +31 109
2 x – Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 +58 106
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 +17 99
4 x – Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 +16 94
5 Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 −7 87
6 Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 −39 79
7 Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 −112 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Chicago Blackhawks 82 50 23 9 46 244 213 +31 109
2 x – Minnesota Wild 82 49 25 8 46 266 208 +58 106
3 x – St. Louis Blues 82 46 29 7 44 235 218 +17 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 23 13 43 223 200 +23 105
2 x – Edmonton Oilers 82 47 26 9 43 247 212 +35 103
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 29 7 44 221 201 +20 99
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 PA x – Calgary Flames 82 45 33 4 41 226 221 +5 94
2 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 41 29 12 39 240 224 +16 94
3 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 40 35 7 37 249 256 −7 87
4 PA Los Angeles Kings 82 39 35 8 37 201 205 −4 86
5 CE Dallas Stars 82 34 37 11 33 223 262 −39 79
6 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 30 42 10 24 197 260 −63 70
7 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 30 43 9 26 182 243 −61 69
8 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 22 56 4 21 166 278 −112 48
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Log[3]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

GoaltendersEdit

Regular season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Kari Lehtonen 59 52 3177:09 22 25 7 151 2.85 1546 .902 3 0 1 4
Antti Niemi 37 30 1728:30 12 12 4 95 3.30 880 .892 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Stars. Stats reflect time with the Stars only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Final rosterEdit

Updated April 8, 2017.[6]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
14   Jamie Benn (C) C/LW L 27 2007 Victoria, British Columbia
27   Adam Cracknell RW R 31 2016 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
16   Jason Dickinson C L 21 2013 Georgetown, Ontario
37   Justin Dowling C L 26 2013 Calgary, Alberta
20   Cody Eakin C L 25 2012 Winnipeg, Manitoba
40   Remi Elie LW L 21 2013 Green Valley, Ontario
12   Radek Faksa C L 23 2012 Vítkov, Czech Republic
34   Denis Gurianov LW L 19 2015 Togliatti, Russia
2   Dan Hamhuis D L 34 2016 Smithers, British Columbia
83   Ales Hemsky RW R 33 2014 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
6   Julius Honka D R 21 2014 Jyväskylä, Finland
22   Jiri Hudler RW L 33 2016 Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
13   Mattias Janmark C L 24 2015 Danderyd, Sweden
28   Stephen Johns D R 24 2015 Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
3   John Klingberg D R 24 2010 Lerum, Sweden
32   Kari Lehtonen G L 33 2010 Helsinki, Finland
23   Esa Lindell D L 22 2012 Helsinki, Finland
11   Curtis McKenzie LW L 26 2009 Golden, British Columbia
38   Mark McNeill C/RW R 24 2017 Edmonton, Alberta
15   Patrik Nemeth D L 25 2010 Stockholm, Sweden
31   Antti Niemi G L 33 2015 Vantaa, Finland
5   Jamie Oleksiak D L 24 2011 Toronto, Ontario
29   Greg Pateryn D R 26 2017 Sterling Heights, Michigan
25   Brett Ritchie RW R 23 2011 Orangeville, Ontario
21   Antoine Roussel LW L 27 2012 Roubaix, France
91   Tyler Seguin RW/C R 25 2013 Brampton, Ontario
10   Patrick Sharp (A) LW R 35 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba
17   Devin Shore C L 22 2012 Ajax, Ontario
46   Gemel Smith C L 22 2012 Toronto, Ontario
90   Jason Spezza (A) C R 33 2014 Mississauga, Ontario


TransactionsEdit

The Stars have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16) To Arizona Coyotes
Alex Goligoski (negotiating rights)
To Dallas Stars
5th-round pick in 2016
[7]
June 25, 2016 (2016-06-25) To Los Angeles Kings
Jack Campbell
To Dallas Stars
Nick Ebert
[8]
February 1, 2017 (2017-02-01) To Arizona Coyotes
Brendan Ranford
Branden Troock
To Dallas Stars
Justin Peters
Justin Hache
[9]
February 24, 2017 (2017-02-24) To Anaheim Ducks
Patrick Eaves
To Dallas Stars
conditional 2nd-round pick in 2017
[10]
February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27) To Montreal Canadiens
Jordie Benn
To Dallas Stars
Greg Pateryn
4th-round pick in 2017
[11]
February 28, 2017 (2017-02-28) To Chicago Blackhawks
Johnny Oduya
To Dallas Stars
Mark McNeill
conditional 4th-round pick in 2018
[12]
March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01) To Columbus Blue Jackets
Lauri Korpikoski
To Dallas Stars
Dillon Heatherington
[13]
May 9, 2017 (2017-05-09) To Los Angeles Kings
MTL's 4th-round pick in 2017
To Dallas Stars
Ben Bishop (rights)
[14]