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2015–16 Dallas Stars · NHL
Central Division Champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
2015–16 record 50–23–9
Home record 28–11–2
Road record 22–12–7
Goals for 267
Goals against 230
General Manager Jim Nill
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Jamie Benn
Alternate captains Vernon Fiddler
Alex Goligoski
Arena American Airlines Center
Average attendance 18,342[1]
(30 games)
Team leaders
Goals Jamie Benn (41)
Assists Jamie Benn
John Klingberg (48)
Points Jamie Benn (89)
Penalties in minutes Antoine Roussel (123)
Wins Kari Lehtonen
Antti Niemi (25)
Goals against average Antti Niemi (2.67)

The 2015–16 Dallas Stars season was the 49th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 5, 1967, and 23rd season since the franchise relocated from Minnesota prior to the start of the 1993–94 NHL season.[2]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

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Conference standingsEdit

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Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Log[3]

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

PlayoffsEdit

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:       Win       Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

SkatersEdit

Regular Season[4]
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Benn, JamieJamie Benn 82 41 48 89 7 64
Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin 72 33 40 73 2 16
Spezza, JasonJason Spezza 75 33 30 63 4 22
Klingberg, JohnJohn Klingberg 76 10 48 58 22 30
Sharp, PatrickPatrick Sharp 76 20 35 55 −3 27
Hemsky, AlesAles Hemsky 75 13 26 39 3 20
Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski 82 5 32 37 21 34
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 82 16 19 35 3 42
Roussel, AntoineAntoine Roussel 80 13 16 29 11 123
Janmark, MattiasMattias Janmark 73 15 14 29 12 16
Nichushkin, ValeriValeri Nichushkin 79 9 20 29 2 12
Sceviour, ColtonColton Sceviour 71 11 12 23 6 21
Demers, JasonJason Demers 62 7 16 23 16 72
Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler 82 12 10 22 5 31
Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya 82 4 17 21 8 26
Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves 54 11 6 17 -5 27
Benn, JordieJordie Benn 64 3 9 12 2 21
Faksa, RadekRadek Faksa 45 5 7 12 9 16
Nemeth, PatrikPatrik Nemeth 38 0 8 8 −1 14
Russell, KrisKris Russell

|| 11 || 0 || 4 || 4 || -1 || 2

Johns, StephenStephen Johns 14 1 2 3 −6 6
Moen, TravisTravis Moen 23 0 2 2 −3 21
Oleksiak, JamieJamie Oleksiak 19 0 2 2 −5 21
Ritchie, BrettBrett Ritchie 8 0 1 1 −3 7
Dickinson, JasonJason Dickinson 1 1 0 1 1 0
McKenzie, CurtisCurtis McKenzie 3 0 0 0 −1 0
Lindell, EsaEsa Lindell 4 0 0 0 −3 0
Shore, DevinDevin Shore 3 0 0 0 2 0

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Benn, JamieJamie Benn 13 5 10 15 2 10
Spezza, JasonJason Spezza 13 5 8 13 0 2
Eakin, CodyCody Eakin 13 1 7 8 −4 8
Goligoski, AlexAlex Goligoski 13 4 3 7 −6 6
Sharp, PatrickPatrick Sharp 13 4 2 6 −4 0
Eaves, PatrickPatrick Eaves 9 3 3 6 3 2
Sceviour, ColtonColton Sceviour 11 2 3 5 1 0
Faksa, RadekRadek Faksa 13 3 2 5 2 2
Janmark, MattiasMattias Janmark 12 2 3 5 −3 2
Hemsky, AlesAles Hemsky 13 1 3 4 −1 2
Russell, KrisKris Russell 12 0 4 4 1 4
Klingberg, JohnJohn Klingberg 13 1 3 4 −5 2
Oduya, JohnnyJohnny Oduya 13 1 2 3 1 2
Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler 13 1 2 3 −1 8
Demers, JasonJason Demers 13 0 3 3 1 8
Roussel, AntoineAntoine Roussel 13 2 0 2 0 16
Nichushkin, ValeriValeri Nichushkin 10 0 1 1 −2 2
Moen, TravisTravis Moen 6 0 0 0 −1 2
Benn, JordieJordie Benn 1 0 0 0 2 4
McKenzie, CurtisCurtis McKenzie 1 0 0 0 0 5
Johns, StephenStephen Johns 13 0 0 0 0 6
Seguin, TylerTyler Seguin 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ritchie, BrettBrett Ritchie 2 0 0 0 −2 0

GoaltendersEdit

Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 48 43 2654 25 13 7 118 2.67 1246 .905 3 0 2 2
Lehtonen, KariKari Lehtonen 43 39 2279 25 10 2 105 2.76 1121 .906 2 0 3 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lehtonen, KariKari Lehtonen 11 10 555 6 3 26 2.81 257 .899 1 0 0 0
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 5 3 237 1 3 13 3.29 96 .865 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Stars. Stats reflect time with the Stars only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Suspensions/fines Edit

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Jason Demers Elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino during NHL game No. 93 in Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 16:48 of the third period. 2 games $36,559.14 October 23, 2015[6]

Awards and honorsEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
Seguin, T.T. Seguin NHL Second Star of the Week[7] October 19, 2015
Benn, Ja.Ja. Benn NHL First Star of the Month[8] November 2, 2015
Seguin, T.T. Seguin NHL Second Star of the Week[9] November 9, 2015
Benn, Ja.Ja. Benn NHL First Star of the Week[10] November 30, 2015
Niemi, A.A. Niemi NHL Second Star of the Week[11] December 28, 2015
Seguin, T.T. Seguin NHL All-Star game selection[12] January 6, 2016
Benn, Ja.Ja. Benn NHL All-Star game selection[12] January 6, 2016

MilestonesEdit

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Janmark, M.M. Janmark 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
October 8, 2015
Demers, J.J. Demers 100th career NHL assist October 10, 2015
Sceviour, C.C. Sceviour 100th career NHL game October 13, 2015
M. Janmark 1st career NHL assist October 13, 2015
Lehtonen, K.K. Lehtonen 250th career NHL win October 15, 2015
Faksa, R.R. Faksa 1st career NHL game October 17, 2015
Niemi, A.A. Niemi 20,000 career NHL minutes October 27, 2015
Shore, D.D. Shore 1st career NHL game November 3, 2015
Seguin, T.T. Seguin 300th career NHL point November 3, 2015
Jokipakka, J.J. Jokipakka 1st career NHL goal November 3, 2015
R. Faksa 1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
November 6, 2015
Nichushkin, V.V. Nichushkin 100th career NHL game November 8, 2015
Goligoski, A.A. Goligoski 500th career NHL game November 19, 2015
Benn, Jo.Jo. Benn 200th career NHL game November 19, 2015
K. Lehtonen 30,000 career NHL minutes November 19, 2015
Eaves, P.P. Eaves 500th career NHL game November 28, 2015
A. Niemi 200th career NHL wins November 28, 2015
Benn, Ja.Ja. Benn 400th career NHL point December 15, 2015
Spezza, J.J. Spezza 800th career NHL game December 17, 2015
A. Goligoski 200th career NHL assist December 19, 2015
Klingberg, J.J. Klingberg 100th career NHL game December 22, 2015
Oduya, J.J. Oduya 700th career NHL game December 26, 2015
J. Spezza 500th career NHL assist January 5, 2016

Transactions Edit

The Stars have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season:

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To San Jose Sharks
7th-round pick in 2015
To Dallas Stars
Antti Niemi (rights)
[13]
July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10) To Chicago Blackhawks
Trevor Daley
Ryan Garbutt
To Dallas Stars
Patrick Sharp
Stephen Johns
[14]
February 29, 2016 (2016-02-29) To Calgary Flames
Jyrki Jokipakka
Brett Pollock
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2016
To Dallas Stars
Kris Russell
[15]

Free agents acquired Edit

Date Player Former team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 15, 2015 (2015-07-15) Johnny Oduya Chicago Blackhawks 2 years, $7.5 million [16]

Free agents lost Edit

Date Player New team Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Jhonas Enroth Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $1.25 million [17]
July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03) Shawn Horcoff Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $1.75 million [18]

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Previous team Date Ref

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date Ref

Lost via retirement Edit

Date Player Ref
September 4, 2015 (2015-09-04) Rich Peverley [19]

Player signingsEdit

Date Player Contract terms
(in U.S. dollars)
Ref
June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29) Antti Niemi 3 years, $13.5 million [20]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Patrick Eaves 1 year, $1.15 million [21]
July 1, 2015 (2015-07-01) Curtis McKenzie 2 years, $1.35 million [22]
July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09) Jamie Oleksiak 1 year, $875,000 [23]
August 28, 2015 (2015-08-28) Cody Eakin 4 years, $15.4 million contract extension [24]
March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18) Stephen Johns 2 years, contract extension [25]
March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25) Niklas Hansson 3 years, entry-level contract [26]
May 12, 2016 (2016-05-12) Denis Gurianov 3 years, entry-level contract [27]
May 18, 2016 (2016-05-18) Chris Martenet 3 years, entry-level contract [28]
May 31, 2016 (2016-05-31) Justin Dowling 1 year [29]
May 31, 2016 (2016-05-31) Brendan Ranford 1 year [29]
June 9, 2016 (2016-06-09) Mattias Backman 1 year [30]
June 10, 2016 (2016-06-10) Brett Ritchie 1 year [31]

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Dallas Stars draft picks

Below are the Dallas Stars' selections at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, to be held on June 26–27, 2015 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Denis Guryanov RW Flag of Russia.png Russia Lada Togliatti-2 (Russia-Jr.)
2 49[a] Roope Hintz LW Flag of Finland.png Finland Ilves (Finland)
4 103 Chris Martenet D Flag of the United States.png United States London Knights (OHL)
5 133 Joseph Cecconi D Flag of the United States.png United States Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
6 163 Markus Ruusu G Flag of Finland.png Finland JYP Jr. (Finland-Jr.)
Draft notes[32]
  • The Dallas Stars' second-round pick went to the New Jersey Devils as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent a second-round pick in 2015 (36th overall) to Ottawa in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in 2015 or 2016 and this pick.[33] Ottawa previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on July 1, 2014 that sent Jason Spezza and Ludwig Karlsson to the Stars in exchange for Alex Chiasson, Nick Paul, Alex Guptill and this pick.[34]
  • a  The Detroit Red Wings' second-round pick went to the Dallas Stars as the result of a trade on March 1, 2015 that sent Erik Cole and a conditional third-round pick in 2015 to Detroit in exchange for Mattias Janmark, Mattias Backman and this pick.[35]
  • The Dallas Stars' third-round pick went to the Detroit Red Wings as the result of a trade on March 1, 2015 that sent Mattias Janmark, Mattias Backman, and a second-round pick in 2015 to Dallas in exchange for Erik Cole and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[36] The condition – Detroit will receive a third-round pick in 2015 if they do not qualify for the 2015 Eastern Conference Final and Cole does not play in 50% of Detroit's playoff games[35] – was converted on April 8, 2015 when Cole was injured for the remainder of the season.[37]
  • The Dallas Stars' seventh-round pick went to the San Jose Sharks as the result of a trade on June 27, 2015 that sent Antti Niemi to Dallas in exchange for this pick.[33]

ReferencesEdit

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  7. Price, Seguin and Tarasenko named stars of week. NHL (October 19, 2015).
  8. Benn, Price, Krejci named Stars of the Month. NHL (November 2, 2015).
  9. Kane, Seguin and Condon named stars of week. NHL (November 9, 2015).
  10. Benn, Holtby and Galchenyuk named stars of week. NHL (November 30, 2015).
  11. Gaudreau, Niemi, Bozak named NHL's Three Stars. NHL (December 28, 2015).
  12. 12.0 12.1 Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal. NHL (January 6, 2016).
  13. Dallas Stars Acquire Goaltender Antti Niemi From The San Jose Sharks In Exchange For A Seventh Round Selection In The 2015 NHL Draft. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  14. Dallas Stars Acquire Forward Patrick Sharp and Defenseman Stephen Johns From The Chicago Blackhawks In Exchange For Defenseman Trevor Daley And Forward Ryan Garbutt. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  15. Dallas Stars Acquire Defenseman Kris Russell From Calgary Flames. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 1, 2016.
  16. Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Johnny Oduya To A Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  17. Kings Agreed to terms with Goaltender Jhonas Enroth To One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  18. Ducks Sign Horcoff to One-Year Contract. Anaheim Ducks (July 3, 2015).
  19. Rich Peverley Announces Retirement. Dallas Stars (September 4, 2015).
  20. Dallas Stars Sign Goaltender Antti Niemi To A Three-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  21. Dallas Stars Sign Forward Patrick Eaves To A One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  22. Dallas Stars Sign Left Wing Curtis McKenzie To A Two-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  23. Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak To A One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on July 17, 2015.
  24. Dallas Stars Sign Center Cody Eakin To A Four-Year Contract Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on August 28, 2015.
  25. Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Stephen Johns To A Two-Year Contract Extension. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 23, 2016.
  26. Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Niklas Hansson To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on March 28, 2016.
  27. Dallas Stars Sign Forward Denis Gurianov to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 13, 2016.
  28. Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Chris Martenet to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2016.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Dallas Stars Sign Forwards Justin Dowling and Brendan Ranford. NHL.com (May 31, 2016). Retrieved on June 1, 2016.
  30. Dallas Stars Sign Defenseman Mattias Backman To One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2016.
  31. Dallas Stars Sign Right Wing Brett Ritchie to One-Year Contract. nhl.com. Retrieved on June 13, 2016.
  32. 2015 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 3, 2015.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Trades completed during 2015 NHL Draft weekend (June 27, 2015). Retrieved on June 27, 2015.
  34. SENATORS TRADE SPEZZA TO STARS FOR TRIO OF FORWARDS, PICK. TSN (July 1, 2014). Retrieved on July 1, 2014.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Stars deal F Cole to Red Wings. TSN (March 1, 2015). Retrieved on March 1, 2015.
  36. Red Wings acquire forward Erik Cole from Stars (March 1, 2015). Retrieved on March 1, 2015.
  37. Red Wings' Cole out for season with spine contusion (April 8, 2015). Retrieved on April 8, 2015.
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