By Kris Smith
In the club’s 15th season, they finished seventh in the Elite League with 55 points from 52 fixtures and it was their second highest finish in the EIHL.
In the 10 team league, the Stars won 42 per cent of their Elite League matches that season but they were 12 points behind their Scottish rivals, Braehead Clan and finished on the same amount of points as their local rivals, Fife Flyers.
The Kirkcaldy club claimed the place above Dundee, due to their higher number of regulation wins but the two teams were 30 points clear of their other Scottish rivals, Edinburgh Capitals, who propped up the league.
Also, there was only 17 points between the Stars and the league winning Sheffield Steelers side and Dundee also had a negative goal difference of three in that campaign after scoring 232 goals and conceding 235 times across the Elite League, playoffs and Challenge Cup.
However, against their Scottish rivals that season, Dundee won exactly half of their matches and outscored all three teams 120-95 overall.
Therefore, against Fife, the Stars were victorious on four occasions during their 10 meeting and just outscored their biggest rivals, 33-31.
Meanwhile, against Braehead, Dundee won three of their 10 clashes but were outscored by the Clan, 26-36 and they also beat Edinburgh eight times that season.
With only two losses to the Caps, it is unsurprising that the Tayside team, heavily outscored the Murrayfield outfit, 61-28.
Also, the Stars had their biggest victory and highest scoring match of the campaign against Edinburgh, with a 13-2 home win being their largest winning margin and a 11-9 victory in the Scottish capital being the highest scoring game.
Furthermore, Dundee’s largest shutout of the season came against the Belfast Giants, with a 3-0 victory at the DIA in September 2015.
In the 2015-2016 season, Canadian forward, Lou Dickenson led the team in points in the Elite League with 59 points from 52 league matches.
Meanwhile, Bobby Chaumont led the team in league goals with 27 strikes and Curtis Leinweber had the most league assists with 37 and both played in all 52 matches.
However, winger, Justin Faryna spent the most time in the sin bin during league matches, after racking up 151 penalty minutes.
Whereas, in the Challenge Cup, Justin Faryna had the most goals and points with six goals and 10 points from 10 cup ties.
Also, Brett Switzer and Dickenson had the most assists during the Cup matches, as they both set up six goals over the 10 games but Mikael Lidhammar was the most penalised player during the cup games, as he accumulated 29 penalty minutes.
Finally, Dickenson and Leinweber collected the most points during the playoffs, as they both scored three points in two matches.
Also, some players who made their way into the Stars history books played their final year in Dundee that season.
Firstly, club legend, John Dolan played his 13th and final season as a Dundee Star and John is the club’s leading player in all the following categories; points, goals, assists and games played.
The Dundonian made 465 appearances, scored 241 goals and assisted 227 times for a total of 488 points.
Another club legend to leave at the end of that season was Sam McCluskey and he has played the second most games for the club, with 334 appearances across 10 seasons.
Sam also has the second most amount of penalty minutes in club history with 422, which is 102 less than the leader and former Stars Head Coach, Jeff Hutchins.
Also, Faryna is on the same list but comes in at ninth place with 239 penalty minutes from 98 games, as his two years in Tayside came to an end.
Next-up in our ‘Look Back’ series, we catch-up with a former Star from the 2015-2016 season and see how his life has changed since leaving the Stars.
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