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Nill, Jackson talk draft picks

Here are quotes from Stars GM Jim Nill and assistant GM Les Jackson on some of the team’s draft picks from Sunday. The European scouts weren’t available to talk about a couple of the guys, so I just provided a brief line on each of them. Valeri Nichushkin, RW 6-4, 202 pounds Shoots: Left Chelyabinsk […]

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Quotable: Stars GM Jim Nill on Sunday’s NHL Draft

Here are some quotes from Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill on Sunday’s NHL Draft. On what he saw in Nichushkin “Well, everybody knows him well. If he’s not the best player, he’s one of the best players in the draft. There’s definitely the Russian factor but we’re a very confident organization. I come from an […]

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Dallas Stars draft pick: Aleksi Makela

Here’s some background on Finnish defenseman Aleksi Makela, taken by the Stars in the seventh round (182nd overall) of Sunday’s NHL Draft. 2012-13 season Makela played for Ilves in Finnish junior hockey, picking up 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 37 games. Makela was ranked 96th among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting, by […]

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Dallas Stars draft pick: Matej Paulovic

Here’s some background on left wing Matej Paulovic, selected by the Stars in the fifth round (149th overall) of Sunday’s NHL Draft. He is a 6-3, 187-pound native of Slovakia,  who is a right shot. He is playing in Sweden. 2012-13 season Paulovic played most of the season on Färjestad’s J20 club in Swedish juniors. […]

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Dallas Stars draft pick: Cole Ully profile

Here’s some background on left wing Cole Ully, taken by the Dallas Stars in the fifth round (131st overall) of Sunday’s NHL Draft. 2012-13 season The 5-11, 165-pound Ully, who shoots left, notched 50 points (22 goals, 28 assists) in 62 games for Kamloops of the Western Hockey League. He had 8 points (1 goal, […]

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Dallas Stars draft pick: Nicholas Paul profile

Here’s some background on left wing Nicholas Paul, selected by the Dallas Stars in the fourth round (101st overall) of Sunday’s NHL Draft. Paul is a 6-2, 202-pound left shot who played for Brampton of the Ontario Hockey League. 2012-13 season As an OHL rookie, registered 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 66 games […]

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Dallas Stars draft pick: Niklas Hansson profile

Here’s some background on defenseman Niklas Hansson, taken by the Stars in the third round (68th overall) in Sunday’s NHL Draft. He’s 6-0, 172 pounds and he shoots right. 2012-13 season He played junior hockey in Sweden, registering 23 points (3 goals, 20 assists) in 39 games for Rögle. He’s expected to play in Sweden’s […]

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Quotable: Jason Dickinson

Here are a few quotes from center Jason Dickinson, the Dallas Stars first round pick (29th overall) in Sunday’s NHL Draft. On what it’s finally like to be drafted and get up on the stage “It’s so surreal. It’s a dream to be selected, and by Dallas. It’s a great city, great team as well. […]

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Dallas Stars draft pick: Philippe Desrosiers profile

Here’s some background on goaltender Philippe Desrosiers, the Dallas Stars second round pick (54th overall) in Sunday’s draft. 2012-13 season The 6-1, 182-pound netminder had a 22-8-5 record, 3.07 goals against average and .900 save percentage as a rookie with Rimouski of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was named the QMJHL’s Defensive Rookie […]

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Dallas Stars draft pick: Remi Elie profile

Here’s some background on left wing Remi Elie, selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round (40th overall) in Sunday’s NHL Draft: 2012-13 season He’s 6-0, 203 pounds and is a left shot. He played for London of the Ontario Hockey League, registering 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in 65 games. He picked […]

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