Dallas Stars 1967-68

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

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This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Hunter Green), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1967-68 Minnesota North Stars (now Dallas Stars) jersey is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Dallas Stars uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Dallas Stars products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at scott@heritagesportsart.com and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by the National Hockey League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NHL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .



The NHL welcomed six new franchises for the start of the 1967-68 season, doubling the size of the league.  The six teams added were the: Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, Oakland Seals, Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota North Stars.Minnesota, at the time, was considered the capital of hockey in the United States so it was only fitting that the NHL have a presence there.  The team name was borrowed from the Minnesota State motto "Etoile du Nord", which is French for Star of the North.  The North Stars home arena was the Met Center in Bloomington, a suburb south of Minneapolis. When the North Stars took the ice for their very first home game against the Oakland Seals, construction workers were still installiing seats; the game ended in a 3-3 tie.  Wren Blair, who was better known as the man who discovered Bobby Orr, was named as the team's first coach and general manager.Midway through the season the Stars where in the running for first place in the all expansion Western Division. Sadly, tragedy struck on January 13th when Bill Masterton struck his head on the ice during a home game against the Seals, two days later he died from his injuries.  Masterton, who played most of his career in the minor leagues, would have an annual award named after him. The Masterton Award is awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Following the death of their teammate, the North Stars dropped 6 straight games. However, they would recover to make the playoffs by finishing in 4th place with a record of 27-32-15.In the playoffs the North Stars found themselves in a quick hole losing the first 2 games to the Kings in Los Angeles. After winning the next 2 at home they were pushed to the brink of elimination after losing 3-2 in LA. The Stars held their ground at home in Game 6 forcing a 7th game with an overtime win. In Game 7 back in LA the Stars erupted for 9 goals, defeating the Kings 9-4 to advance to the Western Finals. In the Western Finals the North Stars and St. Louis Blues exchanged wins all the way to a seventh and deciding game. Backed by the clutch goaltending of Glenn Hall the Blue prevailed on a goal scored in the third minute of double overtime.The team chose green, gold and white as the primary colours for their uniform. The logo is a stylized N pointing to a yellow star. This green home jersey featured white numerals outlined in yellow and a yellow crew style, lace-up collar. 

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