Dallas Stars Prospect Report: Productive week for Brett Ritchie; Radek Faksa back from injury

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

*RW Brett Ritchie (second round/2011) had a productive week for Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League, picking up 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists) in three games. On Sunday, Ritchie had 2 goals, 2 assists and a plus-4 rating in Niagara’s 9-4 victory over Windsor. Ritchie, who has scored 7 goals over the last four games, ranks seventh in the OHL with 38 goals in 49 games this season.

*RW Matej Stransky (sixth round/2011) registered 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) in four games for Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League. Stransky has 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) over his last 19 games. He has 79 points (39 goals, 40 assists) in 66 games, ranking 10th in the WHL in goals and 13th in points.

*C Radek Faksa (first round/2012) returned to the Kitchener (OHL) lineup after missing six weeks with an MCL injury. Faksa played two games over the weekend and did not register a point, but he did score in the shootout when Kitchener defeated Owen Sound, 2-1, on Friday.

*C Gemel Smith (fourth round/2012) scored a goal in Owen Sound’s 6-1 victory over Mississauga in the OHL on Saturday. It was the first goal since January 23 for Smith, who missed three weeks last month with a lower body injury. Smith has 44 points (20 goals, 24 assists) in 55 games.

*C Mike Winther (second round/2012) registered 2 goals and 1 assist in three games for Prince Albert of the WHL last week. Winther has 47 points (21 goals, 26 assists) in 61 games.

*LW Devin Shore (second round/2012) picked up 1 assist in two games for the University of Maine this weekend. Shore has points in five of his last six games and has 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) during that stretch. Shore, a freshman, has 21 points (3 goals, 18 assists) in 34 games and ranks second on Maine in scoring.

*LW Alex Guptill (third round/2010) had 3 assists in two games for the University of Michigan over the weekend. Guptill, a sophomore, has points in five straight games and has 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) during that stretch. Guptill has 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 32 games and leads Michigan in points and is tied for the team lead in goals.

*LW Curtis McKenzie (sixth round/2009) scored a power play goal as Miami University defeated Ohio State, 4-1, on Saturday. McKenzie, a senior, has 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) in 33 games. He is tied for second on the team with 4 power play goals.

*C Scott Winkler (third round/2008) had 1 goal and 1 assist as Colorado College defeated Minnesota State, 4-1, on Friday. The points snapped an eight-game pointless streak for Winkler, a senior. Winkler has 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 34 games.

*Injury notes:  RW Branden Troock (fifth round/2012) remains out indefinitely with an upper body injury for Seattle of the WHL.

Prospects Statistics

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

OHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Radek Faksa (injured) C Kitchener 34 7 19 26 -3 24
Brett Ritchie RW Niagara 49 38 34 72 +35 38
Gemel Smith C Owen Sound 55 20 24 44 +12 50
WHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Matej Stransky RW Saskatoon 66 39 40 79 +33 75
Branden Troock (injured) RW Seattle 19 5 6 11 -5 19
Mike Winther C Prince Albert 61 21 26 47 +16 55
QMJHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Troy Vance D Victoriaville 39 3 15 18 -6 41
PEI 22 1 7 8 +11 14
Total 61 4 22 26 +5 55
GP MIN Rec GA/SVS GAA SV%
Maxime Lagace G PEI 33 1571 13-12-1 106/702 4.05 .869
Sweden Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Ludwig Bystrom D MODO 30 3 3 6 +7 2
    Obrero (Sweden-2) 9 0 0 0 +2 2
MODO, Jr. 4 0 2 2 -3 4
John Klingberg D Skelleftea 24 1 11 12 +9 6
Emil Molin C Brynas 34 1 2 3 -7 0
    Mora (Sweden-2) 8 0 0 0 -4 2
Brynas, Jr. 12 5 6 11 +1 33
Finland Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Jyrki Jokipakka D Ilves 56 5 13 18 -27 20
Esa Lindell D Jokerit 19 0 0 0 -9 4
Kiekko-Vantaa (Finland 2) 22 4 6 10 -10 16
    Jokerit, Jr. 10 5 4 9 +4 6
GP MIN Rec GA/SVS GAA SV%
Henri Kiviaho G KalPa (Jr.) 31 1847 16-15 82/769 2.66 .904
NCAA Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Alex Guptill LW Michigan 32 11 15 26 0 26
Curtis McKenzie LW Miami 33 9 13 22 +2 74
Devin Shore C Maine 34 3 18 21 -3 8
Dmitry Sinitsyn D UMass-Lowell 13 2 0 2 0 4
Scott Winkler C Colorado College 34 13 12 25 -1 46

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