Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/20/12
Wow, that was fast. Some five days after the Dallas Stars announced that associate head coach Willie Desjardins had been named the new head coach of the club's top minor league affiliate, the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, the Stars named his replacement on Glen Gulutzan's staff with Monday's announcement that Curt Fraser, 54, had joined the club as an assistant coach. Fraser, who spent 12 seasons in the NHL as a player with the Canucks, Blackhawks and North Stars, has considerable experience behind a bench in the league, having been the original head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers when they joined the league in 1999. After four years behind the bench in Hotlanta, he was then an assistant in both the NHL and AHL before coaching the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins, the top affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, for the last four seasons. Several weeks ago, Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk contacted Detroit GM Ken Holland asking to talk to Fraser for a position on Gulutzan'...
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