Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats
By Mark Stepneski
Here are some notes and a statistical update on Dallas Stars prospects playing junior hockey, in Europe and in college.
*RW Reilly Smith (3rd round/2009) had three goals, three assists and a plus-six rating as Miami University closed out the regular season with a pair of wins over Ohio State. Smith has 38 points (26 goals, 12 assists) in 34 games and ranks second in the nation in goal scoring. Next up for Smith and Miami is the CCHA tournament. The RedHawks have a first round bye and will play Michigan State in the second round beginning on March 9.
*F Austin Smith (5th round/2007) had one goal and two assists in Colgate’s final two regular season games. Smith leads the nation in goal scoring with 34 in 34 games. Colgate has a first round bye in the ECAC tournament and will open second round play on March 9.
*LW Alex Guptill (3rd round/2010) had one goal and two assists as Michigan split a pair of games over the weekend. Guptill, a freshman, led Michigan in goals (16) and points (31) in 36 games played. Guptill is tied for the national lead in freshman goal scoring. Michigan has a first round bye in the CCHA tournament and begins second round play on March 9.
*RW Alex Chiasson (2nd round/2009) had two assists as Boston University defeated Vermont on Saturday. Chiasson has 37 points (12 goal, 25 assists) in 31 games. BU closes out the regular season this weekend.
*RW Brett Ritchie (2nd round/2011) scored goals in each of his last three games and now has goals in 11 of his last 15 games for Niagara of the Ontario League. Since being traded to Niagara in January, Ritchie has 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) and a plus-22 rating in 22 games.
*G Jack Campbell (1st round/2010) was out last week due to a bout with the flu.