The Dallas Stars announced Monday that Jim Nill has been hired as the team's new general manager. The move comes one day after the Stars fired Joe Nieuwendyk as the team's GM after four seasons at the helm. The Stars failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season after dropping a 3-1 home decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Nill, 55, had spent 15 years as assistant GM in Detroit and 19 years overall in the Red Wings' front office. He becomes the 11th GM in franchise history and the sixth since the team relocated to Dallas. "Jim Nill, along with Ken Holland, has been at the core of the Detroit Red Wings front office for nearly two decades and we are extremely excited to secure him as our new general manager," Stars owner Tom Gaglardi told the team's website. "Jim's record in Detroit speaks for itself, contributing to four Stanley Cup championships, as well as drafting and developing some of the League's best players. "Jim is universally respected throughout the hockey world and we are very fortunate to have him as our general manager. We are confident that his leadership, expertise, work ethic and direction will position the club for consistent success once again."