Philadelphia Flyers

AP source: DU's Jim Montgomery is next coach of Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars reached into the collegiate ranks to find their new head coach.

It's a strategy that's certainly working out well in Philadelphia.

The Stars will hire the University of Denver's Jim Montgomery as their next coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Montgomery takes over for Ken Hitchcock, who retired last month and will become a consultant for the Stars. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring had not been announced.

Montgomery becomes the second college-to- NHL hire in the past three years, following the Flyers' Dave Hakstol in 2015. Hakstol was considered one of the premier...

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