By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Dallas Stars have welcomed back a former member of their franchise.
Bob Gainey, the former head coach and general manager, has re-joined the team as its senior advisor to the hockey department. He was previously with the Montreal Canadiens from 2003 to 2010.
During that time, he was the general manager of the team. He also served two seperate stints as interim head coach.
“I’m extremely pleased that we are adding a respected hockey man the caliber of Bob Gainey as a senior advisor to our staff,” said Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk. “His experience and wisdom in this business is second-to-none, and he’ll be an incredible asset as we continue to build our team to championship levels.”
Gainey was the head coach of the Minnesota North Stars in 1990 when the franchise moved to Dallas, Texas. He was head coach from 1990 to 1996, including the 1991 Stanley Cup Finals trip.
He also served as the Stars general manager from 1992 to 2002.
“I have great faith in the vision Tom Gaglardi, Joe Nieuwendyk and Jim Lites have in rebuilding this franchise,” said Gainey. “I’m looking forward to rejoining the organization, and lending my advice and guidance as we strive to get the Stars back on top.”
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