Tony Tavares named Stars interim prez

Updated: January 18, 2011, 3:48 PM ET
By Mark Stepneski |

The Dallas Stars appointed Tony Tavares interim president Tuesday.

Tavares is a former executive with the Anaheim Ducks and MLB's 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. Tavares currently owns ProEminent Sports LLC, a sports and entertainment consulting firm.

Tavares will begin his role as 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.

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Mark Stepneski
Mark Stepneski joined in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.