Dallas Stars 1972-73

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 1972-73 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 1972-73 season was a big year for hockey in North America for two reasons. In September of 1972 a group of Canadian NHL all stars formed a team to face the Soviet Unions national team in an historic 8-game series. The Soviets won 3 of the first 5 games with one tie. Canada won the final 3 games of the series, thanks to some timely scoring by Paul Henderson who scored the winning goal in all three games, giving them a 4-3-1 record and bragging rights as the Series winner.  This event was the foundation of a great international hockey rivalry that continues to this day. The Soviets a style of play, highlighted by their skating and passing ability, would change the way hockey was played on North American rinks.Also that year the NHL's pro-hockey monopoly was ended when the upstart World Hockey Association began play with 12 teams and a number of former NHL players. Bobby Hull was the biggest name to leave the NHL; he bolted from the Chicago Blackhawks to sign an unprecedented 10-year, $2.75 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.  The WHA established teams in new hockey markets like: Cleveland, Connecticut, Ottawa, Quebec City, Houston and Alberta as well as going head-to-head with the NHL in: Toronto, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.  The new league became a thorn in the side of the NHL for years to come as players continued to leave the NHL seeking better wages in the WHA.In Minnesota the North Stars had a respectable season finishing with 85 points and in a virtual tie for second place in the Western Division with Philadelphia. (They officially finished third as the Flyers finished the season with more goals-for.)  Forward Dennis Hextall led the team in scoring with 30 goals and 82 points. JP Parise chipped in with 27 goals and 75 points and Danny Grant continued his steady play, leading the team in goals-scored with 32.The trio of Cesar Maniago, Gilles Gilbert and veteran Gump Worsley shared the duties in net. Worsley played only 12 games that year for the North Stars, but he brought some name recognition to a relatively unknown roster. Worsely, who concluded his in Minnesota, may be best known as the last goalie in NHL to play without a mask.The 1973 playoff run was short for the North Stars as their division rival Philadelphia Flyers cut them down in 6 games.The jersey showcased in the 1972-73 position of this poster is a home jersey. At the start of the 1970-71 season NHL teams agreed that home teams would wear basic white uniforms and visiting team would wear the coloured uniforms.  Please note that this jersey is the exact opposite of the green jersey of late 1960's.  The yoke, the detailing on the shoulders arms and waist is green with yellow trims and the same goes for the numerals. The N in the logo is green outlined in yellow as well, but the star remains yellow.

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