Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats
By Mark Stepneski
Making Canada’s World Junior team was a top priority for Stars prospect Scott Glennie this season, but Glennie’s hopes were shattered Monday when he was not among the players chosen for Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp, which will be held in Toronto in a couple of weeks.
That camp will help determine which players Canada will take to the 2011 World Junior Championship in Buffalo.
Glennie, the Stars 1st round pick (8th overall) in 2009, was invited to Canada’s development camp in August and last year he attended both the development camp and selection camp before having his chances of making the 2010 roster dashed by a concussion at the selection camp.
"It's pretty disappointing. Going to World Junior Camp three times, three camps, and not get invited to this one is pretty disappointing," Glennie told Luber’s Lounge, a blog run by Brandon Wheat Kings play-by-play man Bruce Luebke, "At the same time, I have to look forward for my team and start helping out our team in getting some wins."
Glennie’s junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, put out a release on Glennie not being selected and had this comment from the team’s GM and coach, Kelly McCrimmon.
“I am disappointed for Scott," McCrimmon said. "He has been one of the top forwards in the WHL for three seasons. Switching positions to center has made him more of a playmaker this year, yet he still remains in the top 20 in league scoring after finishing 10th a year ago. I felt he had earned this opportunity."
Glennie has 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists) in 28 games so far this season.
Another Stars prospect, RW Reilly Smith, a sophomore at the University of Miami, has been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp. Smith, a 3rd round pick (69th overall) in 2009, is one of 39 players, including 23 forwards, vying for a spot on Canada’s team that will play at the 2011 World Juniors in Buffalo. The Ontario native, who is one of just four NCAA players invited to the camp, has 11 goals, 8 assists and a plus-12 rating in 15 games for Miami this season.
The USA announces its preliminary roster later next week. Stars prospect Jack Campbell is expected to be on it. Sweden is expected to announce its preliminary roster later this week and Stars defense prospects Patrik Nemeth and John Klingberg should both get consideration.
Here are some notes and the latest statistics on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.
- F Scott Glennie (Brandon/WHL) was named Brandon’s Player of the Month for November after registering 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists) in 13 games. He was a plus-2 during the month and was one of only two players on the team to finish the month with a plus rating.
- Gary Roberts, who was hired recently as a player development consultant by the Dallas Stars, spent some time in Brandon recently working with Glennie.
- G Jack Campbell (Windsor/OHL) won two of three starts over the past week. Campbell is 7-3-0 in his last 10 starts with a 2.73 goals against average and .919 save percentage.
- RW Alex Chiasson had two goals and one assist as Boston University went 1-0-1 this weekend. Chiasson, a sophomore, has 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 11 games and is tied for the team lead in both goals and points.
- F Scott Winkler (Colorado College) had wrist surgery a couple weeks ago and is probably out another 4-6 weeks.
- F Alex Guptill (Waterloo/USHL) remains out with an undisclosed injury.