Quotable: Players on GM Joe

Here are some quotes from Dallas Stars players on GM Joe Nieuwendyk, who was honored prior to the game for his election to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

“We love Joe. Everyone in here respects Joe a lot. Sure, there were some goose bumps looking up at the screen and a watching the video.” – Stars captain Brenden Morrow

“It was a cool. There’s a lot of guys in this locker room that are Joe’s guys, guys that he brought in. It’s a great honor for him and we all know he’s a great guy. It was nice to get a win on a night like that for him.” – Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski

“It was nice. I would have hoped there had been a sold out crowd. It would have been a little bit better, but it was nice. Everybody in this room, Joe means so much to us. The way he treats his players is just excellent. He is an excellent person and a great leader for us.” – Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen