Nieuwendyk becomes Stars GM

Updated: May 31, 2009, 7:45 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Brett Hull and Les Jackson are out as co-general managers of the Dallas Stars, and in their place is another former star player, Joe Nieuwendyk.

The surprising change was announced Sunday. Nieuwendyk had been the special assistant to the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 1999, he won the Conn Smythe Award when Dallas won its first and only Stanley Cup title, the series-winning goal coming from Hull.

Hull and Jackson spent the past 1½ seasons in their ...

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