Saturday, June 23, 2012
Stars add eight players on Day 2 of draft
The Dallas Stars made eight more picks in the NHL Entry Draft on Saturday, including three in the second round.
The Stars selected Ludwig Bystrom, a 6-foot, 208-pound defenseman from MODO Hockey of the Swedish Junior League, with the 43rd overall pick to begin the day. Bystrom was part of the Swedish team that won the silver medal at the 2012 Under-18 World Junior Championships.
The Stars followed up that selection with two centers, Mike Winther and Devin Shore. Winther, taken with the 54th pick, (6-foot, 174) had 32 goals and 24 assists in 71 games for Prince Albert. Shore (61st overall) played for the Whitby Fury of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2011-12, where posted 29 goals and 29 assists in 41 games for the club. He is committed to the University of Maine for 2012-13.
The Stars made two trades, acquiring the Los Angeles Kings' 2012 seventh-round pick (No. 183 overall; used to acquire defenseman Dmitry Sinitsyn) for a 2013 seventh-rounder and then swapping their original seventh-round pick (No. 194 overall) to the the Florida Panthers for their seventh-rounder in 2013.
The Stars also selected Finnish defenseman Esa Lindell (No. 74), center Gemel Smith (No. 104), right wing Branden Troock (No. 134) and goalie Henri Kiviaho (No. 144).