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Dallas Stars unveil new logo and jerseys, will retire Modano’s number

Jun 4, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT

Here they are:


The club also announced today that it will retire former captain Mike Modano’s number 9 on March 8, 2014.

Modano is the franchise’s all-time scoring leader, with 1,359 points in 1,459 games, and helped them to a Stanley Cup title in 1999.

“Mike Modano is a once-in-a-generation player and an American hockey icon,” said Stars President and CEO Jim Lites in a release. “His contributions to our team, including winning the Stanley Cup and helping build hockey in Texas are immeasurable. We’re proud of everything Mike accomplished in a Stars uniform and are honored that his number 9 will hang in our rafters.”

Neal Broten (No. 7), Bill Goldsworthy (No. 8), and Bill Masterton (No. 19) have already had their numbers retired by the franchise. Of those three, only Broten played in Dallas after the team moved from Minnesota.

As for the new duds, the Stars’ website has the full story. Apparently, they “looked at more than 230 variations of the uniform, including several different color schemes, striping combinations, and logos.”


Related: Here are the new Carolina Hurricanes uniforms

  1. steelers88 - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    You gotta be kidding me!

    • pirovash88 - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      And i thought the new Carolina jerseys were bad.. Lol.

  2. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Even Bret “The Hitman” Hart would agree that these jerseys are worse than his 4 out of 10 match! These jerseys are fugly…still not as awful as the LA Kings “Burger King” jersey

  3. wallio - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Anaheim called…….

    • goodolejr - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      You know, I love everything about this jersey EXCEPT that logo. I think the colors work great together, but they shouldn’t have stolen Anaheim’s ‘D.’ God that logo is awful (this one).

  4. oquintero99 - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Man….I’m a Stars fan and those uniforms are ugly 😦

    • mattryannolan - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:49 PM

      Won’t matter if they do well. And you would have to be blind or dumb to think they are worse than before. The ones before looked like ones that you could make when you create a franchise on the NHL video game.

  5. Exiled1 - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Those won’t last long. Those are bad. Really Bad. I wish they could trade team names with Minnesota. The world would be a better place with the Minnesota North Stars in it. And the Texas/Dallas Wild could be made to work.

    Just daydreaming.

    • mattryannolan - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      How about The Wild worry more about fixing the stuff on the ice rather than a name.

      • hrbekroenick - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:37 AM

        Sorry I must have missed the Dallas playoff games. Must have been on MSNBC8 the Ocho

      • mattryannolan - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:59 AM

        Yeah, sorry they didn’t really have any expectations of making the playoffs (You’d be full of it if you think anyone did outside of Dallas thought they would make it). Along with that spending 196 million dollars on two players sets the bar pretty high last time I checked! Good joke by the way, I’ve watched Dodgeball also… Real original.

  6. mattryannolan - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    I happen to like the jerseys they are simple and the white ones look sick. The green ones could have maybe used black shoulders but they are cool. Seeing them in person actually being worn changes it completely. Also neck laces = win.

    Go Stars!

  7. hsnepsts - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Not bad! Tried to go classic and timeless, which I appreciate, but ended up maybe a bit unremarkable.

    Its like they need another highlight colour in there, like a silver or a lighter green or something, just to make the jerseys pop a bit more. Green laces on the white jersey?

    Almost the same green as the nucks alternates

  8. billyhauntswizards - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    going to get shot for this but I actually like these jerseys. DEFINITELY more than the old ones.

  9. drmcsexy - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    These are awful, they aren’t even ugly. They are beyond boring and uninspired. Ugly is so underrated when it comes to sports uniforms, at least they stick out and are entertaining to look at. These are just so blah. It looks like clipart.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      They’re not great, but no jersey is as boring as the ones they were wearing the last few seasons. Personally I thought they were the worst in sports, with the terrible “Dallas” across the chest. Anything is an upgrade from that.

    • amityvillefun - Jun 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM

      Agree with the clipart comment. Maybe they were designed with Printmaster Platinum?

  10. northstarnic - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Where’s the B?

  11. ryanw822 - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Colors are good but everything else just sucks. Those look like some minor league team’s logo or some generic logo for some crappy movie.

    I was listening to NHL XM this evening and the guy from the Stars was all excited about this release too. Those things suck.

  12. Habib Marwan - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Love the jerseys and the color scheme , the only thing i would change is i would make the “D” in the middle of the Texas state outline, the main logo …..and make the D with the star the patch on the shoulders …
    good work, well done Stars!

  13. withseidelinn - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    I don’t mind the colors, but the “D Star” logo is legitimately brutal.

  14. sjsharks66 - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    And to think, the person who designed those logo’s and color scheme probably loved them. Those are horrible…

  15. pensman29 - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    I give them a 6/10 right next to ducks IMO

  16. govtminion - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    It’s not perfect, by any means… to be honest, it’s not even very good at all. But it’s a damned sight better than the ones they’ve been wearing- one of the most boring jerseys in all of sports. I’m fine with this in its place. (I do miss their ’90s look, of course)

    And hey, it’s not the ‘mooterus’, right?

  17. joeandcambria - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:30 PM

    Love the color scheme, but I think that has a lot to do with me going to school at Michigan State University. The logo is pretty bad though, but it’s still better than the prison style lettered jerseys of before.

  18. wethog66 - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Wow, what a let down. I didn’t see anything wrong with the old uniforms and logo. Maybe modernize the old uniforms and logo a bit, but this is simply crap.

    The one with the outline of the state of Texas is ok, but still the D with the star behind it is substandard.

  19. hockeydon10 - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Not a Stars fan, but overall they look good to me.

    The only negative is how many teams have a burning desire to put their city/state’s first letter into the logo, which the Stars did for this one too. Do the Red Wings feel the need to put a big D on top of their logo? No. Blackhawks with a big C? No. Do the Habs? No. Those are the three best jerseys in the NHL.

    • hockeydon10 - Jun 4, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      Also have to add…

      Soooo glad not to see yet another black jersey!

  20. rgledz - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    Wow…..epic fail. Those are the most boring jerseys ever. It looks like the jersey of some made up team in a crappy movie. Brutal.

  21. vshehane - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    I like them.

  22. donfocker89 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    Its great to have the Mighty Ducks back in the NHL.

  23. jeanner61 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Just disgusting

  24. ironmike778 - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Gotta be the most generic looking uniforms I’ve ever seen. My immediate thought was some minor league team or a fake team in a movie. Then I read a bunch of the comments and had to laugh because many thought the same thing.

  25. alswingman - Jun 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Realistically, how much more can you do when your name is “Stars” anyway? Kind of shortsighted name change when they dropped the North part. Kind of a weak rebrand though.

  26. quizguy66 - Jun 4, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Oof. That looks like a logo for a Cyberball team.


  27. hockeyflow33 - Jun 4, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Do those belong to a team from an adult learn to skate league or the NHL?

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:58 PM

      LOL that’s pretty much what I thought. They’d look ok in your standard beer league. They’ll be back to the drawing board soon enough. Does that “D” stand for “dull?”

  28. eagles512 - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    Much better than the black. Ducks need to do something next.

  29. shacklefordboston91 - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Reblogged this on Shackleford's Boston Sports Blog and commented:
    I actually kind of like it – at least the logo on them doesn’t look like a uterus like it did on one of their older jerseys:

  30. islandersfan - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Blech – Dallas just won the “ugliest regular jerseys” title

  31. rainyday56 - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    When I squint my eyes the home uni reminds me of the 1967. Oakland Seals original sweaters.

  32. schlitzy - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:27 AM

    not a stars fan but I like ’em. more of a classic look than a flashy look.

  33. norcalirish - Jun 5, 2013 at 6:23 AM

    Wow. Those are TERRIBLE.

  34. whatdapuck - Jun 5, 2013 at 8:01 AM

    Actually like the color scheme, not a fan of the logo. They could have done a lot worse, though.

    Overall an upgrade ove those bland jobs they were rocking this season. If I were a Stars fan I’d be holding out hope for a kickass third jersey. I’d prefer to scour ebay for a retro North Stars jersey than ANY of the options Dallas has rolled out.

  35. clefty1 - Jun 5, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Hartford Whalers?

  36. comeonnowguys - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I feel like I’ve seen the home jersey somewhere before…

    Regardless, I like it if nothing else for the fact it’s not another blue, red, or black jersey. And also because their black “DALLAS” jerseys were dreadful.

  37. kingcobraman - Jun 5, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    are the relegated to the juniors, very minor league looking… but then again Texans aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer… hahaha…

  38. amityvillefun - Jun 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Wow. The entire marketing department should be fired for these.

    The Hartford Whalers looked much better in the same colors. The logo is completely uninspired.

    I think the team name of “Stars” doesn’t really give all that much to work with. It’s not some cool animal you can draw or anything. Maybe they can re-invent themselves as the Texas Chainsaws and just wear white drenched in blood red and the goalie can wear a “Leatherface” mask! (kidding)

    The Florida Panthers I think have the worse unis in the league. My local high school hockey team’s look more professional!

    Classic uniforms are the Blackhawks, the Bruins, the Leafs, and ugh, even the Habs (it hurts me to admit it). The Sharks were wise and picked an animal with a lot of marketing potential.

  39. amityvillefun - Jun 5, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Detroit too….their uniforms are classic as well.

  40. amityvillefun - Jun 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    They looked at 230 different ones and agreed on these? Wow.

    They should have picked the top 10 and let the fans vote on the winner. That way, if people didn’t like them 3-4 years later they could say “well the fans voted for them!”

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