Dallas Stars 20th Anniversary Team Player Profile: Jamie Langenbrunner
Today, March 3, the Dallas Stars will honor Jamie Langenbrunner as a member of the 20th Anniversary Team before they face off against the St. Louis Blues. At age 37, Jamie is currently a member of the Blues and one of their valued veterans as an Alternate Captain; however, we will not see him on the ice as he has recently suffered a season-ending hip injury.
In 1993, the Stars drafted Langenbrunner 35th overall in the draft but he came onto the scene in 1996-97 as one of the top rookies that year solidifying his spot as an asset to the team through their 1998-1999 Stanley Cup run. Jamie has always been an aggressive and versatile winger in a two-way role most notably in the post-season.
Jamie was a fan favorite in the big-D for awhile especially when April-May came around and was notorious for being a hard worker and very tough to play against. You probably remember him playing on a line with Joe Niewendyk for much of his early career with Dallas. Coincidentally, he and Niewendyk were traded for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay, and a first round pick in 2002.
Langenbrunner continued his career playing a huge role in several of the Devils' playoff runs including their cup win in 2003. His role continued to develop until he became captain of the Devils for 4 years up until 2011. That year, he was traded back to Dallas for a short stint but was not re-signed by the team. For the past two years, Jamie has played an important veteran role on a young Blues team.
Langenbrunner was named twice to the US Olympic team in 1998 and 2010 as the Captain (silver medal). In over 1100 games, Jamie has tallied 243 goals for over 663 points. Below is the infamous 100 foot game winning goal he scored against the Detroit Red Wings in game 5 of the 1997-1998 Western Conference finals.