Stars Extend GM Jim Nill

“We like where this team is at” continues as the Dallas Stars announced that Jim Nill has signed a one-year extension to remain the general manager through the ’23-’24 NHL season. The news comes with tension building up within the Stars fan base waiting for the announcement that the club has re-signed breakout Star, Jason Robertson.

Nill was named GM in 2013 and wasted no time in making a splash within the NHL, trading and signing Sergei Gonchar to a 2-year, $10 million contract. Nill then made the trade that is still talked about today that brought Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverly, and Ryan Button to Dallas in exchange for Loui Eriksson and three prospects (Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser).

Nill has been a polarizing figure as of late coming under fire for the contracts of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin mostly due to their NMC being added onto lengthy contracts. Not to mention signings like Ryan Suter and the aforementioned lack of news coming out of the Jason Robertson signing. Say what you will about Nill, but he has helped the Stars organization in multiple ways. Along with the Seguin trade, Nill has brought in names like Jason Spezza, Stephen Johns, and Patrick Sharp.

Nill’s professional career on the ice lasted 524 games where he had 854 PIMS. Don’t mess with Jim Nill on the ice or in the front office apparently. Stars fans will surely have some type of reaction to this news and hopefully, this leads to the news that all fans are waiting to hear. Stars re-signing Robo.

Author: Fink

Stood in an elevator with Jere Lehtinen once. Full-time freelancer in all things media. Beer League Black Ace and big-time locker room glue guy.

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