|City||Des Moines, Iowa|
|League||American Hockey League|
|Home arena||Wells Fargo Arena|
|Colors||Green and Gold|
|General manager||Scott White|
|Head coach||Dave Allison|
|Media||Des Moines Register|
|Affiliates||Dallas Stars (NHL)|
|1999 to 2001||Louisville Panthers|
|2005 to 2008||Iowa Stars|
The Iowa Stars were founded by Howard Baldwin, of Hockey Holdings & Management Group, and Dallas businessman Bob Schlegel and began play in the 2005–06 AHL season. They have a five year affiliation agreement with the Dallas Stars and a one year agreement with the Edmonton Oilers.
In their inaugural season, the Stars made it to the Calder Cup playoffs first round, where they were defeated by the Milwaukee Admirals. The Stars won their first playoff series the following season, defeating the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights in six games.
In February 2008, the Dallas Stars announced they would be affiliating with the future Texas Stars pending completion of the Cedar Park Entertainment Center in Cedar Park, Texas. The current affiliation agreement between Iowa and the NHL club is through the 2009–2010 season, yet a change in identity for the franchise may happen sooner.