Hockey Operations Staff:
Scott White - General Manager & Dallas Stars Assistant General Manager
Scott White was hired as the first general manager of the AHL’s Texas Stars on November 19, 2008, and has served in that capacity over the club’s eight-year existence. In the summer of 2016, he was promoted to assistant general manager of the Dallas Stars while continuing his role with Texas. Under his guidance, the Texas Stars have compiled an all-time regular season record of 323-220-85-42, six postseason appearances, two Calder Cup Final appearances and one Calder Cup Championship.
White was the architect behind the 2013-14 Calder Cup-winning team that set a franchise-record 48 wins, claimed the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the AHL’s regular season points champion, and won the John D. Chick Trophy as the West Division Champions. He was also instrumental in building the 2009-10 inaugural season team that made a run to the Calder Cup Final.
A member of the Dallas Stars organization since 2005, White previously served as a professional scout, director of minor league operations, and the director of hockey operations. He headed up the hockey department for the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ then-primary affiliate, for three seasons. Prior to joining the Stars organization, he served as head coach of the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL for four yearss, qualifying for a playoff berth each year. He also guided Columbia to a Kelly Cup Final appearance in 2003 and finished with a 165-87-36 record (.635) in over four seasons with the Inferno. In Columbia, he was responsible for all of the club’s hockey operations activities including recruiting, scouting and roster transactions. White also worked as an assistant coach with the Greensboro Monarchs (ECHL) for a season and a half, and was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Michigan Tech University, from 1994-1999.
White played five years of professional hockey from 1989-1994. Three of those seasons were with Greensboro where he won the 1990 ECHL Championship and earned ECHL Defensemen of the Year and First-Team All-ECHL honors in 1991-92. He signed with the Ottawa Senators in 1992 and played the entire season with the club’s developmental affiliate in New Haven, capturing team MVP honors after scoring 54 points (10 goals, 44 assists) in 80 games. The Quebec native finished his professional career with 235 points (55 goals, 180 assists) in 190 regular season games and 40 points (eight goals, 32 assists) in 41 playoff games.
White and his wife, Kathy, have four children: Emily, Katie, William and Madelyn.
Neil Graham - Head Coach
Neil Graham was promoted to head coach of the Texas Stars on December 10, 2019 to fill the vacancy left by Derek Laxdal who was promoted to assistant coach of the Dallas Stars the same day. The following night he earned his first win as the head coach of the Stars, a 3-1 victory over Manitoba and finished the shortened season with an 18-15-2-2 record at the helm. Graham was previously hired as assistant coach of the Stars on July 8, 2019, joining the team for his first stint of coaching at the American Hockey League level.
Graham, 35, served as head coach of the Idaho Steelheads, the ECHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars, from 2015 to 2019 before making the move to Cedar Park, Texas. Over that span, he amassed a 166-91-31 record in 288 regular-season contests and led Idaho to three consecutive 40-win seasons. Graham guided the Steelheads to the Kelly Cup Playoffs in all four of his campaigns as head coach, recording a 14-20 record in 34 postseason games. He helped continue the club's streak of qualifying for the postseason in each of last 22 seasons, which is the longest active postseason streak in professional hockey. Prior to being appointed head coach on Aug. 7, 2015, he was named Idaho's full-time assistant coach during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons after serving as a player/coach for the 2012-13 campaign.
The Calgary, Alberta native is a graduate of Mercyhurst University where he played hockey for four seasons before turning pro, recording 60 points (23-37=60) and 128 penalty minutes over 137 games. He split three seasons between the ECHL and Southern Professional Hockey League, scoring 98 points (42-56=98) in 113 professional games.
Travis Morin - Assistant Coach
Travis Morin was promoted to assistant coach of the Texas Stars on December 10, 2019. Morin was previously hired as Skills Coach and Director of Business Development with the organization on July 31, 2019. During the shortened 2019-2020 season, Morin stepped in for Head Coach Neil Graham for a pair of games and recorded a win in his debut commanding the bench, a 5-4 win against Colorado on March 10, 2020.
Morin, 36, ended his playing career with the Texas Stars after the 2018-19 after playing 10 seasons with the team and 12 overall. Morin retired as the franchise leader in points, goals, assists, and games played and became the first player in team history to have his jersey number retired on Oct. 19, 2019. He accrued franchise records with 560 points, 175 goals, 385 assists, and played in 686 games, the most by an AHL player with one organization since 1974. The Brooklyn Park, Minnesota native captained the team for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, was a four time AHL All-Star, led the Stars in scoring across five of his 10 seasons. He was a focal point of Texas' 2014 Calder Cup Championship season, capturing the Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP), John B. Sollenberger Award (Regular Season Scoring Leader), and Jack A. Butterfield Award (Calder Cup Playoff MVP). Morin is also the organizations most decorated post season scorer, earning 64 points (23-42=64) in 87 playoff games.
Morin is a graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato where he played all four years before turning pro. Over 151 games at his alma mater, Morin recorded 133 points (58-75=133) and served as team captain in his senior season of 2006-07. Before joining the Stars, he also played for the South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL and Hershey Bears from 2007 to 2009.
Patrick Dolan - Video Coach
Patrick joined the Texas Stars in July 2019 as Video Coach. He comes to the Stars organization after spending the previous two seasons with the Ontario Reign in the same role. He was responsible for all team pre scouting needs and statistical tracking from 2017 to 2019. Prior to his move to California, Patrick served as the Director of Hockey Operations for the Chicago Steel in the USHL for the 2016-17 season. As a member of the Steel’s coaching staff, Dolan helped the club return to the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons and also capture the organization’s first Clark Cup Championship ever.
The Fort Collins, Colorado native began his professional career in 2014, spending two seasons within the Arizona Coyotes’ AHL organizations. Dolan joined the Portland Pirates for the 2014-15 season as video coordinator and held the same position with the Springfield Falcons in 2015-16.
Patrick is a 2014 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minnesota) where he earned a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a minor in Coaching.
Equipment & Training Staff
Asst. Equipment Manager