DALLAS (AP) - Brett Hull and Les Jackson are out as co-general
managers of the Dallas Stars, and in their place is another former
star player, Joe Nieuwendyk.
The surprising change was announced Sunday. Nieuwendyk had been
the special assistant to the general manager of the Toronto Maple
Leafs. In 1999, he won the Conn Smythe Award when Dallas won its
first and only Stanley Cup title, the series-winning goal coming
Hull and Jackson spent the past 1½ seasons in their unique joint
venture running the front office. Besides the strange arrangement,
their tenure will be best remembered for the ill-fated signing of
The duo are remaining on the payroll in "positions that focus
on their respective strengths," according to a news release. Hull
will serve as executive vice president and alternate governor,
while Jackson will return to his longtime role as director of
scouting and player development.
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