Jim Nill, Dallas Stars Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

January 8th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

With the Dallas Stars leading the Western Conference through 43 games this season, general manager Jim Nill was rewarded Friday with a five-year contract extension.

As revealed in an official press release by the organization, the 57-year-old Nill is now slated to remain in his position through the 2022-23 season, although financial terms were not disclosed.

Stars owner Tom Gaglardi was extremely complimentary of Nill and credited him with helping the Stars develop into one of the NHL's elite teams:

In just over two years, Jim has helped instill a culture of excellence within our organization and extending that partnership to 2022-23 is vital for the direction of the hockey club. From the day he stepped into this role, he has displayed tremendous decision-making in the re-tooling of our group and we're excited to build upon the foundation that has been laid. We feel he is one of the best general managers in our League and we are thrilled he is so committed to us.

Nill happily accepted the extension and expressed his desire to take the Stars to new heights in the coming years:

First and foremost, ...

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