By Kris Smith
In the club’s 11th season, they finished eighth in the Elite League with 32 points from 54 fixtures and that was enough to creep into the final playoff berth for a second consecutive season.
In the 10 team league, the Stars won 24 per cent of their Elite League matches that season but finished 34 points behind their Scottish rivals, Braehead Clan.
Although, they were two points ahead of Edinburgh Capitals and there was a 10 point gap between Dundee and their biggest rivals, Fife Flyers, who joined the Elite League that season.
Also, Dundee had a negative goal difference of -90 in that campaign after scoring 162 goals and conceding 252 times across the Elite League, playoffs and Challenge Cup.
After qualifying for their second straight Elite League playoffs, the Stars were shutout in an EIHL playoff match and held to zero goals in both ties for the first time, as the league-winning, Belfast Giants side beat the Taysiders 5-0 in Northern Ireland and 9-0 in Scotland.
In the 2011-2012 season, Canadian forward, Jeff Hutchins led the team in goals, assists and points in the Elite League with 19 strikes and 38 helpers for 57 points from 51 league matches.
Meanwhile, American defenseman, Chris Zarb spent the most time in the penalty box during league fixtures, after collecting 143 penalty minutes in 50 appearances.
Whereas, in the Challenge Cup, Canadians Jarrett Konkle and A.J. MacLean led the roster in scoring after finding the net four times each in eight and six games, respectively.
Scottish forward, Gary Wishart had the most assists with five from six appearances and Konkle had the most points after collecting seven.
Although, the most penalised player in Challenge Cup matches that season was Scottish forward, Ross McIntosh, who iced on six occasions and accumulated 26 penalty minutes.
There were also a few players that made their way into the Stars record books and one of the players, who’s time with the Stars came to an end in 2012, after seven years with the club, was Wishart.
Gary played in 265 games between 2002 and 2012, scoring 73 goals and creating 88 more for 161 points.
The native of Kirkcaldy also spent 226 minutes in the penalty box, which ranks him 11th on the Stars all-time penalty minutes chart.
Wishart also holds the number three spot for all-times games played for the club, fourth position in all-time goals, 10th place for all-time assists and sixth for all-time points.
Player-Coach, Brent Hughes, also departed after that season and after featuring in only 102 games, he holds the 19th spot on the all-time points list, after recording 93 points during his two years on Tayside.
Also leaving the club that year was Zarb and after his two years in Dundee, he holds the fourth spot on the all-time penalty minutes list with 354 minutes collected across 94 matches.
Finally, one-season-wonder, Mark Kolanos sits 12th on the Stars all-time points per game chart, after scoring 33 points from just 21 games played and that gives the Polish-Canadian a point percentage of 1.571 per game.
Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series, we catch-up with a former Star from the 2011-2012 season and see how his life has changed since leaving the Stars.
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