When the puck drops on the Dallas Stars’ new season Thursday night, some things are going to look a bit different.
Forwards Ales Hemsky and Jason Spezza, who were linemates in Ottawa last season, will be filling up the nets at the American Airlines Center. Younger fans will be entertained by the team’s new mascot, Victor E. Green. And for the first time in six years, the Stars will be playing with the confidence that comes from having made the playoffs the previous spring.
But here’s a constant for Texas’ only National Hockey League franchise: For the third consecutive season, Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is the official real estate firm of the Dallas Stars, and Julie Provenzano is the team’s official Realtor.
Those titles are well-earned. Spezza is just one of the many hockey players who have bought, sold, or leased property with Provenzano’s help. Her client roster includes Dallas Stars past (Loui Eriksson, Jere Lehtinen, Ray Whitney) and present (Jamie Benn, Shawn Horcoff, Kari Lehtonen).
“When I was traded to Dallas, I was faced with several new challenges that come with moving to a new city,” said center Tyler Seguin, whom the Stars acquired in a July 2013 trade with the Boston Bruins. “Julie helped educate me on the Dallas home market, and she was patient, extremely knowledgeable, and a true professional. She helped me fine-tune my search and found the best place for my needs.”
If you don’t run into Provenzano at the American Airlines Center — entertaining her clients who don’t play hockey while cheering for those who do — you’ll definitely see her smiling face in the game program. The relationship between the team and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates will also be touted on the arena’s fascia advertising panels, on the Stars’ website, and in mailings to season-ticket holders.
“I can’t wait for the season to start,” Provenzano said. “As great as these guys are as hockey players, they’re even more impressive as people, and I’m hoping they have all the success they deserve this season. Plus, potential playoff bonuses make for good kitchen renovations.”