Dallas Stars: Mike Bergin

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

March, 13, 2012
3/13/12
4:16
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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.


Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

March, 7, 2012
3/07/12
8:34
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Here are some notes and a statistical update on Dallas Stars prospects playing junior hockey, in Europe and in college.

*RW Reilly Smith (3rd round/2009) was named All-CCHA First Team on Wednesday. Smith, a junior, led the CCHA in goal scoring and ranked second nationally with 26 in 34 games for Miami University.

*LW Alex Guptill (3rd round/2010) was named to the CCHA All-Rookie Team. Guptill led all CCHA rookies in scoring and ranked seventh nationally with 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) in 36 games for Michigan.

College tournaments

College tournament play began over the weekend and continues this weekend. All Dallas prospects in college will be in action.

*RW Alex Chiasson (2nd round/2009) and Boston University will take on New Hampshire in the Hockey East Quarterfinals.

*RW Reilly and LW Curtis McKenzie’s (6th round/2009) Miami University team will take on Michigan State in the CCHA quarterfinals.

*LW Alex Guptill and Michigan will take on Notre Dame in the CCHA quarterfinals.

*F Austin Smith (5th round/2007) and Colgate take on Quinnipiac in the ECAC quarterfinals.

*D Mike Bergin (7th round/2008) and RPI will take on Union in the ECAC quarterfinals. Bergin scored the game-winning goal as RPI beat Clarkson 4-1 in the third and final game of the first round series. Bergin had two assists in RPI’s win in the first game of the best-of-three series.

*F Scott Winkler (3rd round/2008) and Colorado College will play Michigan Tech in the WCHA tournament

*F Nico Sacchetti (2nd round/2007) and Minnesota play Alaska-Anchorage in the WCHA tournament.

European playoffs

*The Swedish Elite League playoffs begin this weekend. Stars defense prospects Patrik Nemeth (2nd round/2010) and John Klingberg (5th round/2010) will be playing.

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

March, 29, 2011
3/29/11
12:52
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Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.

*G Jack Campbell (Windsor/OHL) is 2-1 with a 2.00 goals against average and .938 save percentage in the playoff so far. Campbell stopped 40 of 43 shots in a double overtime win over Erie that tied the series at 1-1. Windsor currently leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.

*Scott Glennie (Brandon/WHL) is tied for third in playoff scoring with five points (3 goals, two assists) in three games. Brandon currently leads Medicine Hat 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

*D Jace Coyle (Medicine Hat/WHL) is tied for the lead in scoring among WHL defensemen in the playoffs with four points (1 goals, 3 assists) in three games.

*D Alex Theriau (Medicine Hat/WHL) missed the first game of the Brandon series with a groin injury, but returned to the play the last two and has one goal so far in the series.

*LW Matt Fraser (Kootenay/WHL) has one goal and one assist in two playoff games. Kootenay and Moose Jaw are tied 1-1 in their best-of-seven series.

*D Hubert Labrie (Gatineau/QMJHL) has one assist in two playoff games. Gatineau leads Rimouski 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

*Neither RW Reilly Smith nor LW Curtis McKenzie factored in the scoring as Miami University was knocked out of the NCAA tournament by New Hampshire over the weekend.

*Smith ranks fifth in the nation in scoring with 54 points (28 goals and 26 assists) in 38 games. His 28 goals rank fifth nationally as well.

*D Mike Bergin (RPI) and C Scott Winkler (Colorado College) also had their seasons come to an end when their teams were knocked out of the NCAA tournament over the weekend.

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

March, 22, 2011
3/22/11
7:24
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The regular season in Canadian major junior hockey has ended and the playoffs get underway this week. The NCAA tournament begins this weekend as well. Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.

*D Brenden Dillon has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Texas Stars now that his junior career with the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds has come to an end. Dillon finished fifth in scoring among WHL defensemen with 59 points (8 goals, 51 assists) in 72 games. Dillon was signed to entry-level deal by the Dallas Stars earlier this month and that contract will kick in next season.

*RW Reilly Smith had two goals and four assists in two games as Miami University won the CCHA tournament this past weekend. LW Curtis McKenzie scored a goal for Miami in Saturday’s championship game, a 5-2 victory over Western Michigan.

*Miami now moves onto the NCAA tournament. Other Dallas prospects playing in the tournament are D Mike Bergin (RPI) and C Scott Winkler (Colorado College).

*F Scott Glennie finished ninth in the WHL in scoring with 91 points (35 goals, 56 assists) in 72 games. Glennie’s Brandon Wheat Kings will the Medicine Hat Tigers, who have Stars prospects Jace Coyle and Alex Theriau on defense, in the first round of the WHL Playoffs.

*G Jack Campbell’s Windsor Spitfires will play Erie in round one of the OHL playoffs.

*D Hubert Labrie’s Gatineau Olympiques will play Rimouski in the first of the QMJHL playoffs.

*D John Klingberg had three assists and a plus-five rating as Frolunda (Jr.) won its first round best-of-three series 2-0.

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

February, 23, 2011
2/23/11
10:24
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Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.

*F Scott Glennie (Brandon/WHL) has six goals in his last three games. Glennie has 66 points (27 goals, 39 assists) and a plus-13 rating in his last 47 games. He currently ranks 11th in scoring in the WHL with 74 points (29 goals, 45 assists) in 59 games.

*D Patrik Nemeth (AIK/Swedish Elite League) scored his first goal of the season over the past week. Nemeth has one goal and six assists in 33 games this season, his first in Sweden’s top league.

*D Hubert Labrie (Gatineau/QMJHL), who has not played this season due to a knee injury, has been practicing and is getting closer to a return. Labrie has been cleared to play and is now working on getting back up to full speed. He could return late this month or early next month.

*D Mike Bergin (RPI), who has missed the last six games with a cut on his leg, is expected to return to action this weekend.


Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

February, 8, 2011
2/08/11
6:43
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Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.

*RW Reilly Smith scored two goals and had one assist as Miami University beat Michigan 3-0 Saturday to complete a two-game sweep of a weekend series with the Wolverines. Smith now has 21 goals in 29 games this season. He ranks fifth in the nation in goal scoring at .72 goals per game.

*RW Alex Chiasson’s Boston University team lost 3-2 to Boston College in the Beanpot Tournament Monday night. Chiasson had no points in the game, but the leading scorer for BU some media attention heading into the tournament. The Boston Herald had a feature on him, which you can read here. The Daily Free Press also had a story on Chiasson and you can read that one here.

*LW Matt Fraser (Kootenay/WHL) has scored goals in his last four games played and has 14 goals over his 16 games. Fraser has 24 goals and 28 assists in 48 games so far this season.

*G Jack Campbell snapped a four-game personal winless streak (0-1-3) by stopping 31 of 32 shots in a 7-1 win over Brampton on Sunday. Campbell lost his bid for his first OHL shutout when Brampton scored with 43 seconds remaining in the game. Campbell is now 17-11-3 on the season with a 3.86 goals against average and a .886 save percentage.

*D Alex Theriau (Medicine Hat/WHL) is day-to-day with an ankle injury.

*D Mike Bergin (RPI) is currently out with a cut on his leg. He could return this weekend.

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

January, 24, 2011
1/24/11
7:53
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Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.

*F Scott Glennie (Brandon/WHL) continues to rack up the points. Glennie had two goals and three assists in two games over the past week. The Stars’ first round pick (8th overall) in 2009 now has 50 points (18 goals, 32 assists) in his last 35 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings. Glennie is currently tied for 10th in the Western Hockey League in scoring with 58 points (20 goals, 38 assists) in 47 games, and his 39 assists rank 9th.

*RW Reilly Smith (Miami University) ranks 10th in the nation in goal scoring with 16 in 25 games (.64 per game) and is 20th in the nation in points with 32 (1.28 per game).

*RW Alex Chiasson (Boston University) is currently tied for 9th in Hockey East scoring with 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) in 21 games. He’s second among all sophomores. Chiasson ranks 4th nationally with four game-winning goals and is tied for 3rd nationally with two shorthanded goals.

*D Mike Bergin (RPI) ranks 25th nationally among defensemen in scoring with 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 21 games.

*Scott Winkler, who just returned from wrist surgery, picked up one goal and two assists in two games over the weekend as Colorado College won a pair of games against Alabama-Huntsville. The games were the second and third for Winkler since the injury.

*D Hubert Labrie (Gatineau/QMJHL), who not played yet this season due to a knee injury, is expected to return towards the end of the season.

*D Jace Coyle and D Alex Theriau remain out for Medicine Hat (WHL).

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

January, 4, 2011
1/04/11
3:09
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Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe. This update is on players not taking part in the World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York.

*F Scott Glennie (Brandon/WHL) has points in 21 of his last 26 games and has registered 12 goals and 23 assists during that stretch. Glennie now has 43 points (14 goals, 29 assists) in 38 games this season.

*RW Reilly Smith had 1 goal and 3 assists in 2 games for Miami University at the Florida College Classic over the weekend. Miami defeated Maine 4-1 and then lost 4-3 to St. Cloud State in the tournament championship game. Smith has 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and a plus-15 rating in 19 games this season.

*RW Alex Chiasson missed Boston University’s game on Sunday due to what is being described as a knee contusion he suffered in a game on Saturday. He’s expected to return when BU resumes play this weekend.

*D Mike Bergin (RPI) is tied for 3rd in defenseman scoring in the ECAC with 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in 18 games.

*F Alex Guptill returned to action for Waterloo (USHL) after missing two months with an undisclosed injury. He picked up a goal in his second game back, giving him 3 goals in 9 games played this season.

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

December, 14, 2010
12/14/10
1:59
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Stars prospect Reilly Smith was among the first wave of cuts at Canada’s World Junior selection camp. Nine players were cut Tuesday and final cuts will be made Wednesday, when the final 22-man roster is expected to be announced.

“It’s a little tough, but I’ll try to use this as a learning experience,” Smith, a sophomore at Miami University, told the National Post. “There are a lot of great hockey players here so it’s tough to hang your head, but … just will try to bounce back and make sure it doesn’t affect my play for the rest of the year. It was definitely a transition coming from college hockey. … It’s a different style of play, but not overly too bad, it’s just tough to see it end this way.”

Smith will now return to Miami, where he has 12 goals, 10 assists and a plus-13 rating in 17 games so far this season.

Here are some notes and the latest statistics on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.
  • G Jack Campbell (Windsor/OHL) went 3-0-0 last week. Campbell has now won 10 of his last 14 decisions. Campbell will be heading to Team USA World Junior camp later this week.
  • D John Klingberg scored a goal in an intrasquad scrimmage at Sweden’s World Junior camp on Tuesday. Klingberg is vying for a spot on Sweden’s roster for the World Junior Championship, which gets underway in Buffalo on December 26. There is one more scrimmage at the camp and that is Wednesday.
  • D Patrik Nemeth has not appeared in the first two scrimmages at Sweden’s World Junior camp. He suffered a knee injury in a Swedish Elite League game just prior to the camp, putting his status for the World Juniors in doubt.
  • RW Alex Chiasson (Boston University) ranks eighth in Hockey East scoring with 18 points (6 goals, 12 assists) in 16 games. Chiasson had one goal and two assists in a 5-4 win over Northeastern this past weekend.
  • D Mike Bergin (RPI) ranks fourth among ECAC defensemen in scoring with 9 points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 16 games. Bergin picked up an assist in RPI’s 4-1 win over Chiasson and Boston University over the weekend.
  • F Alex Guptill (Waterloo/USHL) is getting closer to returning from an undisclosed injury. He is currently listed as day-to-day.

Dallas Stars Prospects: Notes and Stats

December, 7, 2010
12/07/10
10:38
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It’s hardly a surprise, but on Tuesday Stars goaltending prospect Jack Campbell was named to Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2011 World Junior Championship, which gets underway in Buffalo on December 26.

Campbell, who is currently playing for the Windsor Spitfires of the OHL, is one of two goaltenders on the preliminary roster.

“It’s going to be exciting to hopefully defend our gold medal for the United States and to have the tournament in Buffalo is really exciting,” Campbell told ESPNDallas.com recently. “I’m just trying to get better every day to be more prepared for the tournament.”

Campbell was a member of last year’s USA squad that won a goal medal in Saskatoon, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.54 goals against average and .923 save percentage. In the gold medal game against Canada, he came in relief early in the second period with the game tied 3-3 and stopped 32 of 34 shots as the Americans won 6-5 in overtime.

Three other Dallas prospects are on preliminary rosters for the World Juniors. Right wing Reilly Smith has been invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Selection camp, which will be held in Toronto starting next week. Defensemen Patrik Nemeth and John Klingberg will be attending Sweden’s camp for the World Juniors as well.

Here are some notes and the latest statistics on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and Europe.
  • RW Reilly Smith had 1 goal and 2 assists over the weekend as Miami University split a pair of games with Notre Dame. Smith has 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 17 games for Miami.
  • D Mike Bergin has 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) in the last five games for RPI, which is 4-1-0 during that stretch. Bergin is tied for second in defenseman scoring in the ECAC with 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 15 games.
  • F Scott Winkler (Colorado College) remains out following wrist surgery.
  • F Alex Guptill (Waterloo/USHL) remains out with an undisclosed injury.

Catching up with Mike Bergin

July, 5, 2010
7/05/10
9:34
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Before the Stars selected three defensemen in last month's draft, they did have some blue line prospects in the pipeline and among them is Mike Bergin, a 2008 draft pick.

Bergin currently plays at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in upstate New York. He missed almost all of his first season at RPI after suffering a shoulder injury that required surgery, but bounced back and had a solid 2009-10 campaign, registering 11 points (4 goals,7 assists) in 30 games. Bergin finished second on the team in defenseman scoring and led the team with a plus-five rating.

"It went pretty good. It was kind of my first year," Bergin said after a workout at the Stars development camp in Frisco. "I redshirted by first year because of shoulder surgery. It was tough to get back into it the first couple of games, but once I got going I felt like myself again."

There was another bump in the road injury-wise last season.

"I was out for about a month and that wasn't fun," he said. "But I took my time getting back."

The Engineers were 2-6-0 with Bergin, one of their top defensemen, out of the lineup.

The Stars like the progress Bergin, who is 6-3, 200 pounds and a left shot, has made in the two years since his selection in the draft out the Central Junior Hockey League, where he played for the Smiths Falls Bears.

"Mike has made some real good strides. He's a big guy and he's got some puck skills," said Les Jackson, Stars Director of Scouting and Player Development. "He's a kid that was drafted late, but he looks like he has a chance to go ahead."

When the Stars drafted Bergin they liked his skating, puck skills and offensive upside. Bergin thinks he's been making strides on the other side of the puck.

"I'm turning into a two-way defenseman. I'm more responsible in my own zone and I've started playing on the PK there," said Bergin. "They have a lot of trust in me defensively, so I playing against top lines there. I think my skating is my best attribute."

This isn't Bergin's first appearance at a Stars' development camp. He was in Frisco at the 2008 camp and sees the camps as a good opportunity.

"It's really good. You get to work on a lot of stickhandling and creativity stuff that as a defenseman you don't get to work on throughout the winter, so it's really good to get back in tune with those skills. It's been a lot of fun."

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