Former Dallas Stars player Rich Peverley was recently promoted within the organization from Player Development Coordinator to Director of Player Personnel. With the new title comes new responsibilities, such as working closer with General Manager Jim Nill makes:
“He’s my eyes and ears out there,” Nill said. “I’m down in Dallas and I don’t get an opportunity all the time to get out there and see games anymore. My job now is to manage people and he now is my eyes and ears out there. When we make a decision on a trade, make a decision on signing a free agent, he’s going to have major input in that.”
While Peverley had enjoyed his development role, he has been looking forward to a new challenge and to expand his role in the organization. More than anything, he wants to help the Stars take home the Stanley Cup:
“When I finished my hockey career, I was lucky enough to win a Stanley Cup, but I always felt my career was cut short at 31,” Peverley said. “Having tasted the winning, I just really want to get back and hopefully have another chance at winning a Stanley Cup and being a part of a team that achieves that together.”
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Dallas may not be in the playoffs, but some former players have made some noise:
It’s been interesting to watch former Stars be center of discussion in the NHL playoffs recently. Five guys, particularly, caught my attention:— Saad Yousuf (@SaadYousuf126) June 2, 2021
Examining each of those situations here https://t.co/jBVWcTMajG
Some minor draft related news:
The Stars did not sign forward Nick Porco, a 2019 fifth-round pick whose rights expired today. He is eligible to be re-drafted.— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) June 1, 2021
Around the League
The NHL Draft Lottery is tonight — will Dallas defy the odds and end up with a top-two pick?
REMINDER: The 2021 NHL Draft Lottery, used to determine the order of selection for picks 1-16 in the first round of the 2021 #NHLDraft, will be conducted tonight at 7 p.m. ET on Sportsnet, TVA Sports, NBCSN and NHL Network. https://t.co/Q5Nrt4lD50 pic.twitter.com/Nvd8qAasR5— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 2, 2021
Down Goes Brown gives his annual power rankings for the lottery:
Seth Jones might get traded this offseason, but to who?
So it sounds like Seth Jones will get traded before the 2021 NHL draft. Where might he end up?— Matt Larkin (@THNMattLarkin) May 31, 2021
Diving deep with a tiered list of possible Jones destinations:https://t.co/ducB2t4dWd
Finally, pool play is over for the IIHF World Championship, with Team USA coming out on top: