Stars to hire Jim Montgomery as next head coach

Denver head coach Jim Montgomery directs his players during a time-out in the second period of the midwest regional final of the NCAA college hockey tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (John Minchillo/AP)

The Dallas Stars will hire Jim Montgomery as their next head coach, according to Elliotte Friedman.

Montgomery was previously the head coach of the University of Denver men’s hockey team, which he led to a National Championship in 2017.

He also played in the NHL for six seasons between 1993-2003, during which he recorded nine goals and 25 assists in 122 games while playing for the Dallas Stars, San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.