Monday, September 27, 2010
Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats
By Mark Stepneski
Among the latest players to move off the Dallas Stars roster on Monday was right wing Scott Glennie, the team’s 1st round pick (8th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft. It was no surprise. The plan all along was to send Glennie back to his junior team.
Still, the past couple weeks were big ones for Glennie. The Stars were hoping to progress in him as he played at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan and took part in the team’s training camp in Prince Edward Island and Frisco.
Glennie had one goal in four games in the prospects tournament and he suited up for two preseason games with Dallas, registering no points and one shot on goal.
“I’ve seen a huge improvement in his game from last year to this year,” Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said. “Even though he didn’t produce much in Traverse City, you look for little things. How he drives wide, how he works the corners. We’ll keep a close eye on him. We’re pleased with his progress. This year will be a big year for him and he will have to start to prepare himself now to take the next step.”
Glennie headed back to his junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, Monday afternoon and he’s expected to be in the lineup for the Wheat Kings’ next game, which is Wednesday.
*Goaltender Jack Campbell has won two of his first three starts with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. Campbell has a 4.33 goals against average and .869 save percentage to go with the 2-1-0 record.
*Defenseman Patrik Nemeth, Dallas’ 2nd round pick (41st overall) in 2010, is playing in the Swedish Elite League. He has one assist in three games for AIK and ranks second on the team in ice time (22:01 per game). He’s paired with former NHL defenseman Dick Tarnstrom.
*Defenseman John Klingberg, the Stars’ 5th round pick in 2010, was called up to Frolunda’ Swedish Elite League team due to injuries. He’s played three games, has no points and is averaging 17:24 of ice time. In two games with Frolunda’s junior team, he has four assists.
*Defenseman Alex Theriau, the team’s 4th round pick in 2010, was suspended one game by the WHL for checking from behind. Theriau has no points in one game for Everett so far this season.
*LW Alex Guptill (3rd round/77th overall in 2010) has one goal and one assist in six preseason games with Waterloo of the USHL, which kicks off its regular season at the beginning of October.
*The Stars sent defenseman Jace Coyle, a free agent signing this summer, back to Medicine Hat of the Western Hockey League over the weekend. Coyle had one assist in one preseason game with Dallas. Les Jackson, Director of Scouting and Player Development, said Coyle has some good offensive skills and those could be better developed in juniors, where he’d get quality minutes this season.
*The Stars have seven prospects playing college hockey this season. The college season starts in October.