Here are some quotes from Jamie Langenbrunner, who is returning to the Dallas Stars after being acquired from New Jersey for a conditional third round draft pick this morning.
On coming to Dallas: “I am excited to come to back. Dallas gave me my start in the NHL and I have a lot of great memories of playing for that organization and in that city. I am excited about where that team is headed and excited to come be a part of it.”
On leaving New Jersey: “We had high expectations coming into this season, like we do every year, and obviously we have not lived up to that. It’s been a very difficult few months for all of us. It’s been home seven, eight years now for me. The organization has been great to me and given me lots of opportunities. I won a Stanley Cup with these guys here and I have a lot of great friends here, so it’s going to be hard leaving that. On the other hand, I see what Joe [Nieuwendyk] is doing down there in Dallas, the team he is building and it’s something that really excites me.”
On where he fits with the Stars: “I’ll learn more when I get there and speak to the coaching staff. I am going to come there and be who I am. I’ve always considered myself a leader in a certain way. They’re doing a lot of good things there and I am going to come in there and support what Brenden [Morrow’s] got going from a leadership standpoint. I am going to do what I can to play the game I know how to play. If that’s stepping in on the third line, fourth line, second line or whatever they need me to do. I have no issues. Obviously it’s a team that’s worked hard to put themselves in a good position and I just want to come in and support that.”