Stars part ways with longtime assistant GM

The Dallas Stars continue to restructure their front office under new general manager Jim Nill. Longtime assistant GM Frank Provenzano and the Stars have parted ways in a split both sides said was amicable.

“Frank is well-known throughout the league. He’s one of the top assistant GMs and hockey operation guys there is,” Nill told ESPN The Magazine. “He has done a great job for Dallas for many years. We just wish him the best.”

Nill said he expects to fill the position from within the organization.

Provenzano spent seven seasons as assistant GM for the Stars, specializing in contract negotiations, and he is known for being one of the league’s best capologists. Before joining the Stars, Provenzano was an assistant GM with the Washington Capitals in 1997-2003 and also worked in the Vancouver Canucks’ hockey operations department.

He and his wife plan to stay in the Dallas area, and Provenzano is working on starting a sports business advisory group.