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Denver's Montgomery Set To Become NHL Head Coach In Dallas

Denver's Montgomery Set To Become NHL Head Coach In Dallas

Montgomery got a lot of attention last offseason and was one of the finalists for the Florida Panthers head coaching vacancy before he declined.

The Dallas Stars have found their successor to Ken Hitchcock.

The Dallas Stars have dipped into the college hockey ranks for their next head coach. It took a couple of years for former North Dakota coach Dave Hakstol to make the transition, but the Flyers look like a team on the rise. Dallas' coaching position was left vacant after Ken Hitchcock retired following 22 National Hockey League seasons.

Montgomery has been the Pioneers coach for five years. He has also served as an assistant coach at Notre Dame and RPI.

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Montgomery, who won two Clark Cup championships in three years as the head coach and general manager of the Dubuque Fighting Saints before coming to DU, also recently interviewed with the New York Rangers.

The Stars will hire Jim Montgomery as their next coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The injury to goalie Ben Bishop did not help the Stars' chances.

AVALANCHE: Colorado signed goaltender Pavel Francouz of the Czech Republic to a one-year deal. The Stars have failed to reach the post-season in each of the past two seasons, and he'll most likely be asked to find the right balance between the safe, defensive style game Dallas played this past season under Hitchcock and the up-tempo, run-and-gun style the Stars utilized under predecessor Lindy Ruff.

Montgomery was a member of Maine's 1993 national championship team, then embarked on a lengthy pro career that included 122 NHL games.

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