Dallas Stars: American Hockey League

Mike Keane headed towards retirement?

July, 20, 2010
Former Dallas Star Mike Keane could be headed towards retirement. The Winnipeg Free Press is reporting the 43-year-old forward won't return next season to the AHL's Manitoba Moose, the team he's played for the past five seasons.

Keane won three Stanley Cups during his NHL career, including one with the Stars in 1999. He played four seasons for the Stars (1997-2001), playing 242 regular season games and 73 more in the playoffs. He was a big part of the Stars' success back in those days.

The Winnipeg Free Press story on Keane is here.

Sydor retires, heads into coaching

July, 13, 2010
Former Stars defenseman Darryl Sydor is retiring and joining the coaching ranks. He was named an assistant coach with the Houston Aeros today. Houston is the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.

Sydor played 18 NHL seasons and 1,291 games, including more than 700 with the Stars. He was a member of the Stars' 1999 Stanley Cup team and won a Cup with Tampa Bay in 2004.

The Aeros press release is here.

This highlight, via YouTube, sums up Sydor. It's a testament to his commitment as a player.