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.
|Gemel Smith||C||Owen Sound||8||7||2||9||+3||6|
|Ludwig Bystrom||D||MODO, Jr||7||1||5||6||+3||4|