By Kris Smith
In the club’s 14th season, they finished tenth in the Elite League with 33 points from 52 fixtures and it was the first time the Stars had finished at the foot of the table.
In the 10 team league, the Stars won 28 per cent of their Elite League matches that season but they were 14 points behind their local rivals, as Fife Flyers, who came eighth and fellow Scottish side, Edinburgh Capitals were just one point behind Fife.
Although, Braehead Clan were 40 points ahead of Dundee at the end of the season, as they finished on 73 points and lost out on the league title by just one point to the Sheffield Steelers.
Also, Dundee had a negative goal difference of -106 in that campaign after scoring 143 goals and conceding 249 times across the Elite League, playoffs and Challenge Cup.
However, against their Scottish rivals that season, Dundee won eight matches against Braehead, Fife and Edinburgh but were heavily outscored by some teams.
Against Fife, the Stars won on three occasions but lost their other seven meetings with the Flyers.
However, they did also record their only shutout of the season at home against the Kirkcaldy club, with a 3-0 victory in February but overall they were outscored 41-27 over the 10 matches.
Meanwhile, against the Capitals, Dundee won four of their 10 clashes with Edinburgh but were just outscored 31-29.
They also had their joint highest scoring victory of the season, as they won 6-4 at home in September, but they also had the same result away to Hull Stingrays in November.
Also, against Braehead, the Stars had just one win in 10 matches, as they beat the Clan 4-3 after a shootout in Glasgow.
The Clan also outscored Dundee and by a large margin of 40-13 but the Stars biggest win of that season came at home against Hull, as they thumped the Stingrays 6-1.
In the 2014-2015 season, Canadian forward, Shane Lust led the team in goals and points in the Elite League with 14 strikes and 33 points from 43 league matches.
The Stars top playmaker in the league that season was Chris Blight, who assisted on 23 goals in 40 appearances.
Meanwhile, defenseman, Brad Plumton spent the most time in the penalty box during the league campaign, as he accumulated 313 penalty minutes in 50 games, which meant on average, he was in the sin bin for six minutes per league match.
Whereas, in the Challenge Cup, John Mitchell had the most points and assists, as he accumulated three goals and nine assists for 12 points in eight cup ties.
Although, both Matt Ryan and Lust also scored three goals in cup matches but Plumton was again the most penalised player, with 63 penalty minutes in 10 appearances.
Also, the Canadian blueliner made his way into the Stars history books, despite playing just once season with the club.
Plumton’s 313 penalty minutes puts him sixth in the all-time statistics table for most penalty minutes accumulated in the league by a Stars player and he has the highest amount of penalty minutes ever recorded by a Stars player in a single season.
Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series, we catch-up with a former Star from the 2014-2015 season and see how his life has changed since leaving the Stars.
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