Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill Wins the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award: A Closer Look at His Impressive Run with the Team

Jim Nill of the Stars named NHL General Manager of the Year

Jim Nill, the general manager of the Dallas Stars, was announced as the winner of the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award on Monday night. The award, given to recognize outstanding achievement in building competitive teams, was won by Nill with a wide margin. He received 17 out of 42 votes, beating out Vancouver’s Patrik Allvin who came in second and Florida’s Bill Zito who finished third.

Nill has had an impressive run with the Stars, leading them to the Western Conference final for the second consecutive season before falling to Edmonton in six games. During his tenure with the organization, he made a notable move by acquiring defenseman Chris Tanev at the trade deadline without sacrificing a first-round pick or top prospect. Nill is known for his talent as an evaluator of talent and brings a wealth of experience to the Stars organization having won four Stanley Cups during his time with Detroit Red Wings.

The award considers only the first two rounds of playoffs and recognizes Nill’s exceptional work in guiding the Stars to success during that period. Despite facing off against his former junior hockey teammate Ken Holland, who is now general manager for Calgary Flames in Western Conference finals, Nill remains old friends with Holland and they share a common goal: reaching another Stanley Cup together.

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