Dallas Stars Prospect Report: Dec. 31

Here are some notes on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and the European leagues.

*RW Matej Stransky (sixth round/2011) registered one goal and two assists in three game over the past week for Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League. Stransky has 46 points (22 goals, 24 assists) in 38 games and is tied for tenth in the WHL in both goal scoring and points.

*C Mike Winther (second round/2012) had one assist in two games over the weekend for Prince Albert of the WHL. Winther has 33 points (14 goals, 19 assists) in 34 games this season.

*RW Branden Troock (fifth round/2012) was back in action this weekend for Seattle of the WHL after missing the past two months with an upper body injury. He had no points in two games.

*C Gemel Smith (fourth round/2012) had one goal and one assist in Owen Sound’s 4-2 victory over Oshawa in the Ontario Hockey League Sunday. The goal was just the second in the last 14 games for Smith, who has 36 points (15 goals, 21 assists) in 36 games this season.

*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) had one assist in three games over the past week for MODO of the Swedish Elite League. Bystrom has 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) and a team-high plus-6 rating in 29 games this season.

*D Esa Lindell (third round/2012) had two assists in two games this week for Kiekko-Vantaa in Finland’s second tier league. Lindell has 8 points (3 goals, 5 assists) in 12 games with Kiekko-Vantaa.

*LW Curtis McKenzie (sixth round/2009) had the game’s only goal and six shots in Miami University’s 1-0 victory over Robert Morris Friday night. McKenzie, a senior, has 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) in 18 games.

*LW Devin Shore (second round/2012) scored his second goal of the season as Maine defeated Cornell, 6-4, on Saturday. Shore, a freshman, has 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 17 games this season.

*LW Alex Guptill (third round/2010) had no points in two games for the University of Michigan over the weekend. Guptill, who tied for the team lead in scoring last season as a freshman, has just one assist in his last eight games and has not scored a goal in his last 12.

* Note: Updates on prospects in the World Junior Championship – Brett RitchieRadek Faksa and Emil Molin – are being done separately. The updates on the World Juniors are filed here.

Prospects Statistics

Statistics for Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.

FinlandPosTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIM

OHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Radek Faksa  C Kitchener  29  7  18  25  +1  22
Brett Ritchie  RW Niagara  32  27  23  50  +28  25
Gemel Smith  C Owen Sound  36  15  21  36  +17  30
WHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Matej Stransky  RW Saskatoon  38 22  24  46  +5  45
Branden Troock  RW Seattle  9  2  3  5  -4  4
Mike Winther  C Prince Albert  34  14  19  33  +23  37
QMJHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Troy Vance  D Victoriaville  37  3  14  17  -8  36
 GP  MIN  Rec  GA/SVS  GAA  SV%
Maxime Lagace  G PEI  21  1099   9-7-1  74/487  4.04  .868
Sweden Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Ludwig Bystrom  D MODO  29  3  3  6  +6  2
MODO, Jr.  4  0  2  2  -3  4
John Klingberg  D Skelleftea  5  0  2  2 +3  0
Emil Molin  C Brynas  25  1  2  3  -5  0
Brynas, Jr.  12  5  6  11  +1  33
Jyrki Jokipakka  D Ilves  34  5  8  13  -14  14
Esa Lindell  D Jokerit  19  0  0  0  -9  4
Kiekko-Vantaa (Finland 2)  12   3  5  8  -5  10
 GP  MIN  Rec  GA/SVS  GAA  SV%
Henri Kiviaho  G KalPa (Jr.)  17  999  9-8  49/408  2.98  .893
NCAA Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Alex Guptill  LW Michigan  17  4  7  11  -2  14
Curtis McKenzie  LW Miami  18  6  7  13  +4  26
Devin Shore  C Maine  17  2  6  8  -1  4
Dmitry Sinitsyn  D UMass-Lowell  8  2  0  2  +2  2
Scott Winkler  C Colorado College  20  10  10  20  +9  29

2 Responses to “Dallas Stars Prospect Report: Dec. 31”

  1. Hey Mark, what are your thoughts about Bystrom he seems to be having a really solid year offensively in the SEL?

  2. A lot of people overlook him when ranking the Stars’ prospects, but I think he’s pretty high up the list.

    He’s not real flashy, but he is a good two-way guy, moves well, smart and doesn’t shy away from the physical play.

    As you noted, he’s one of the youngest players in the SEL this season and seems to be handling it very well.

    I would have loved to have seen him play at the World Juniors this year.

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