Here are some notes and a statistical update on Dallas Stars prospects playing junior hockey, in Europe and in college.
*The playoffs are underway in Canadian juniors. RW Brett Ritchie (second round/2011) had one goal and one assist as Niagara opened its first round OHL series with an 8-2 victory over Oshawa. Niagara leads the series 2-1. Ritchie has one goal and two assists in three games. D Jamie Oleksiak (1st round/2011) has no points in three games for Niagara.
*Stars prospects RW Matej Stransky (sixth round/2011) and D Alex Theriau (4th round/2010) are meeting in the WHL playoffs. Theriau’s Medicine Hat Tigers lead Stransky’s Saskatoon Blades 2-0 in the series. Theriau has one assist through two games and Stransky has one assist in two games as well.
*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) has one assist in two games for Victoriaville in the QMJHL playoffs. Victoriaville trails Baie-Comeau 2-0 in the series.
*D Patrik Nemeth (second round/2010) and D John Klingberg (fifth round/2010) are meeting in the second round of the Swedish Elite League playoffs. Nemeth’s AIK team has a 1-0 lead in the series. Nemeth has one assist and a plus-one rating in six playoff games so far, but he has a foot injury and is not expected to play in the next game. Klingberg has been out with an injury, but is said to be close to a return.
*F Reilly Smith (third round/2009), F Alex Chiasson (2nd round/2009) and F Alex Guptill (second round/2010) were all knocked out of the NCAA tournament over the weekend. As has been widely reported, Smith signed an entry-level deal with Dallas and has joined the Stars on its current road trip. Chiasson signed an entry-level deal and will play the rest of the season with the Texas Stars of the AHL. Guptill will be a sophomore at Michigan next season.
*Dallas draft pick Nico Sacchetti (second round/2007) is still playing in the tournament since his Minnesota team advanced to the Frozen Four.
Statistics for Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.