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Tony Tavares named interim president of Stars

After weeks of speculation, Tony Tavares has been named the interim president of the Dallas Stars. Tavares is a former executive with the Anaheim Ducks and Montreal Expos.

“I am very excited about joining the Dallas Stars,” Tavares said. “There are a lot of good people in the organization and I look forward to working with them.”

Along with his stints with the Ducks and Expos, Tavares went on to become president and CEO of Sports Properties Acquisition Corporation, a publicly-traded limited-life company focused on buying a professional sports team, in July, 2007. Tavares currently owns ProEminent Sports LLC, a sports and entertainment consulting firm.

Tavares, who has been working with Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk in an unofficial capacity over the past few weeks, will begin his role as the official interim president of the Stars immediately.

The Stars have been without a president since August, when Jeff Cogen left the organization to join the Nashville Predators as CEO.