On April 9, 2017, the Dallas Stars announced that Lindy Ruff wouldn’t be returning as head coach for the 2017-2018 season. Ruff’s contract expired at the end of the just-completed season.
Ruff compiled a 165-122-41 record over four seasons with the Stars, qualifying for the playoffs twice. The Stars finished the 2016-2017 season second-last in the Central Division, despite being a popular pre-season pick to win the Stanley Cup.
According to the web site capfriendly.com, Ruff was making $2 million per season.