Tuesday, March 13, 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 Alex Chiasson (2nd round/2009) had two goals, including the series-winning goal in double overtime, and four assists as Boston University beat New Hampshire in three games in the Hockey East Quarterfinals. “It was probably one of the biggest goals of my career,” Chiasson told the media about his series-winner after the game. BU takes on Maine in the Hockey East semifinals this weekend.
*RW Reilly Smith (3rd round/2009) had one goal and four assists as Miami swept a best-of-three CCHA series against Michigan State over the weekend. Miami outscored Michigan 10-1 in the two games. Stars prospect Curtis McKenzie (6th round/2009) had one goal and one assist in the first game of the series for Miami,which plays Western Michigan in the CCHA semifinals.
*F Austin Smith (5th round/2007) had two goals and two assists as Colgate beat Quinnipiac in three-games in the ECAC quarterfinals. Smith had one goal and one assist in Colgate’s 4-0 victory in the third and deciding game of the series. Colgate plays Union in the ECAC semis.
*LW Alex Guptill (3rd round/2010) had one assist as Michigan swept Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the CCHA tournament. Michigan plays Bowling Green in the semifinals.
*D Mike Bergin had three assists as RPI was swept by Union in the ECAC tournament. Bergin, a senior, wrapped up his collegiate career.
*F Scott Winkler (3rd round/2008) scored one goal in three games as Colorado College lost its series against Michigan Tech in the WCHA quarterfinals. Winkler, a junior, has one year left at Colorado College.
*D Patrik Nemeth (2nd round/2010) has one assist and a plus-two rating in the first two games of the Swedish Elite Playoffs. AIK is tied 1-1 in its first round best-of-seven series.
*D John Klingberg (5th round/2010) has no points in his first two games of the Swedish Elite League Playoffs. Skelleftea leads its best-of-seven series 2-0.
*C Emil Molin (4th round/2011) will be playing for Brynas in Sweden’s Junior playoffs. Those playoffs begin this week.
*The Canadian junior leagues wrap up the regular season this week and the playoffs in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL just around the corner.