About Curtis Zupke

Curtis Zupke grew up in Los Angeles and got hooked on hockey (along with thousands of other Southern Californians) upon Wayne Gretzky’s arrival to the Kings in 1988.

covered the Anaheim Ducks for the Orange County (Calif.) Register from 2006 to 2011.

His work has also appeared in The Hockey News, Associated Press and QMI Agency (a Quebec-based wire service that serves 250 daily and weekly newspapers in Canada).

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Stars to Hire Crawford Print
Written by Blake Benzel   
Saturday, 19 September 2009 22:59

Joe Nieuwendyk knew the man that he wanted for the job and went after him.  Less than 24 hours after handing Dave Tippett his walking papers, Nieuwendyk has hired his replacement.

The Dallas Stars will introduce Marc Crawford as their new coach in a press conference on Thursday, according to the team’s website.

Crawford has previously coached the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings and has both a Jack Adams award and Stanley Cup on his resume.

The 48-year old Belleville, Ontario native has coached a total of 987 NHL games for a record of 470-361-156.

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