2018-19 Record: 43-32-7 93pts. – – 4th Place in Central (Wild Card)
Playoffs: Lost in Second Round to St. Louis
2019-20 Jersey Guide:
Key Additions: F – Joe Pavelski, D – Andrej Sekera, F – Corey Perry
Key Departures: F – Brett Ritchie, F – Matts Zuccarello, F – Jason Spezza, F – Tyler Pitlick, F – Valeri Nichushkin, D – Marc Methot
The Dallas Stars made some small improvements to their roster with the additions of forwards Corey Perry and Joe Pavelski. Both players bring Stanley Cup Finals experience to a team starved to return to the Stanley Cup Finals since their last appearance in 2000. Perry, who won the Cup in 2007 with Anaheim, and Pavelski, who lost in the Finals to Pittsburgh in 2016 while with San Jose, will add veteran leadership to a locker room that still has veteran forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
Dallas also features a very young, but strong defensive core that will now feature veteran defenseman Andrej Sekera who will look to make himself a valuable member of the defense that features John Klingberg, Esa Lindell, and Miro Heiskanen.
The lose of both Jason Spezza to Toronto and Mats Zuccarello to Minnesota were disappointing to the Stars, but after the mess that involved Spezza early in the 2018-19 season it was no surprise that Spezza opted to go elsewhere, while with Zuccarello one wondered if he would have stayed if he didn’t get injured and played more games for the team going into the playoffs.