The Dallas Stars were originally founded in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars, a very popular year for NHL expansion. The Stars remained in Minnesota until 1993 when they moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Stars. The move was considered a gamble for the organization, as Texas is the Football State to end all football States. The moved paid off big time, as the Stars have been one of the NHL's premier teams since moving to Dallas.
Since their move to Dallas the Stars have won their division seven times- 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2006. Dallas has won the Presidents' Trophy twice- 1998, and 1999. The Stars have won the Western Conference twice- 1999, and 2000. The Stars also have won the Stanley Cup one time- 1999. Those Stars teams that were so successful were anchored by star center Mike Modano, considered to be the best of his generation, and goaltender Ed Balfour.
In recent years the Stars have been in the process of turning their roster over in favor of young talent, and they have been very successful at it so far. The Stars were led this season in points and assists by 25-year-old center Jamie Benn, who also serves as the team Captain. The Stars were led in goals this season by 23-year-old Tyler Seguin, who plays both forward and center. It shouldn't be much longer before the Stars are back contending for a playoff spot. In fact, the Stars are off to about as good of a start as they could have imagined in 2015.
Through seven weeks, Dallas has a record of 17-5 with no overtime losses so they currently sit at 34 points in the standings, good for the best record in the Western Conference, and tied for the best record overall with Montreal and the New York Rangers. Center Tyler Seguin is second in the league in points with 30 and teammate Jamie Benn is right behind him in third with 29.
The Dallas Stars had a great 2015-2016 regular season. The Stars finished the regular season with 109 points, good for the best record in the Western Conference. The playoff match-ups saw the Stars play the Minnesota Wild in round one, who they defeated in six games. However, because of the crazy unusual way the NHL sets up their playoff format, putting a lot of stock into divisional finishes instead of overall record, the top-seeded Stars were matched up against the two seed, the St. Louis Blues in round two, who defeated the Stars in seven games. This is strange because as most leagues move in the direction of throwing out divisional finish and basing everything on record, the NHL seems to be running in the other direction. The Stars had a very quiet off-season, and their biggest move was re-signing forward Jamie Benn to an 8-year contract. To begin 2016-2017, The Stars have not gotten off to the start they were looking for. Currently the Stars have just 7 points on the season, good for the third worst record in the Western Conference.