Dallas Stars Prospect Notes: April 8

Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects still playing postseason hockey in juniors, Europe and college.

*C Gemel Smith (fourth round/2012) has 7 goals in 8 games for Owen Sound in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Smith is tied for second in goal scoring in the OHL playoffs. Owen Sound and Plymouth are tied 1-1 in their second round series.

*RW Cody Payne, acquired from Boston in the Jaromir Jagr deal, has two points (1 goal, 1 assist) for Plymouth in the OHL playoffs.

*C Radek Faksa (first round/2012) has 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 7 games for Kitchener in the OHL playoffs. Kitchener trails London 2-0 in the second round of the playoffs.

*C Taylor Peters (free agent/2013) has registered 5 assists in 8 games for Portland in the Western Hockey League playoffs. Portland leads Spokane 2-0 in the second round.

*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) and G Maxime Lagace (free agent/2012) were knocked out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs when P.E.I. fell to Val-d’Or 4-2 in the first round. Vance registered 2 assists in the series. Lagace made one appearance, logging 27 minutes, stopping 6 of 7 shots and getting no decision.

*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) made it to the J20 finals in Swedish junior hockey, but his MODO team lost to HV 71, 4-3, in the championship game. Bystrom had 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 7 games, and led all defensemen in playoff scoring.

*D John Klingberg (fifth round/2010) has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and a plus-8 rating in 9 playoff games for Skelleftea, which has advanced to the Swedish Elite League finals against Lulea. The championship series begins Saturday.

*D Dmitry Sinitsyn (seventh round/2012) is heading to college hockey’s Frozen Four. Sinitsyn’s UMass-Lowell team plays Yale in one of the semifinal games on Friday. Sinitsyn, a freshman, has 2 goals in 13 games this season, but has not played since February 3.

*D Jyrki Jokipakka (seventh round/2011) had no points in 5 games as Ilves won its qualification series, 4-1, in Finland’s top league. That wrapped up Jokipakka’s season in Finland.

OHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Radek Faksa C Kitchener 7 3 2 5 -1 4
Cody Payne RW Plymouth 6 1 1 2 0 4
Gemel Smith C Owen Sound 8 7 2 9 +3 6
WHL Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Taylor Peters C Portland 8 0 5 5 -1 11
Troy Vance D PEI 6 0 2 2 +1 2
Maxime Lagace G PEI 1 27 0-0 1/6 2.19 .857
Sweden Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Ludwig Bystrom D MODO, Jr 7 1 5 6 +3 4
John Klingberg D Skelleftea 9 1 2 3 +8 8
Finland Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Jyrki Jokipakka D Ilves 5 0 0 0 -2 0
NCAA Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Dmitry Sinitysn D UMass-Lowell 13 2 0 2 0 4

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