Top 3 Dallas Stars Stories of the Week

The Dallas Stars suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 6 of the 2024 Stanley Cup Final. However, Dallas has sparked some headlines this 2024 NHL offseason thus far.

This past week was no exception, as the Stars did some of everything. That said, these are arguably the top three Stars stories for the week of Monday, June 24.

Good Dallas Stars News
Dallas Stars fans probably breathed sighs of relief on Friday, June 21.

Stars general manager Jim Nill gave an injury update to the media and said there weren’t any surgeries the team needed this summer. Nill confirmed that Jani Hakanpaa had an arthroscopic procedure on his knee and wasn’t able to return in time, but he doesn’t need anything else, while Chris Tanev had an injured tendon and will recover from his injury.

Dallas Stars Sign Two Players
The Dallas Stars signed two players to one-year, two-way contracts on Monday, June 24.

Stars general manager Jim Nill announced the signs of Matej Blumel and Emilio Petterson on Monday. Blumel and Petterson’s contracts will start in the 2024-25 NHL season.

in his second AHL season, Matej Blumel led the Texas Stars in goals (31) and ranked second in points (62) in 72 regular-season contests. Blumel set career-highs in assists (31), goals, and points, and finished the season ranked fifth overall in the AHL in goals and tied for fifth in power-play tallies (11) and tenth in points. And, in the Calder Cup Playoffs, Blumel led Texas in goals (5) and ranked second in points (9) and fifth in assists (4) in seven games.

Meanwhile, Emilio Pettersen, 24, split the 2023-24 AHL regular season between the Calgary Wranglers and the Texas Stars, posting 30 points in 54 games before he was acquired by the Dallas Stars through a trade on Thursday, March 7. At the time of the trade, Pettersen ranked second in Calgary in assists (23) and fourth in points. After joining Dallas, Petterson recorded eight points in 12 regular-season games with Texas and five points in seven Calder Cup Playoff games. Petterson tied for fourth in Cedar Park, Texas, with two goals and shared sixth with five points in the postseason.

Dallas to Mexico City
The Dallas Stars were able to bring their Learn to Play hockey program to Mexico City, Mexico, this spring, thanks to MoneyGram. MoneyGram worked with the Stars, Children’s Health StarCenter, Dallas Stars Foundation, and NHL.

The Stars’ Learn to Play program provides a unique opportunity for families to join the hockey community and for participants to develop fundamental skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice. The program was jointly created by the NHLPA and the NHL. The program’s goal is to inspire youth and welcome families into the hockey community.

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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