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Stars Make Five Selections on Draft's First Day

Saturday, 06.26.2004 / 12:00 AM / News
Dallas Stars


June 26, 2004

DALLAS STARS CONCLUDE FIRST DAY OF 2004 NHL ENTRY DRAFT
STARS MAKE FIVE SELECTIONS OVER FIRST THREE ROUNDS;
TRADE FOR TWO MORE PICKS IN THE 2005 ENTRY DRAFT

FRISCO, Tex. - The Dallas Stars have concluded the first day of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft at RBC Center in Raleigh, NC, and made five selections over the first three rounds. Over the last three drafts, the Stars have made 15 picks in the first three rounds (five in 2004, four in 2003, six in 2002). During today's draft, Dallas traded its 20th pick to New Jersey for the 22nd and 88th selections and then dealt the 22nd and 153rd picks to San Jose for the 28th, 52nd and 91st selections this year. The Stars then traded the 91st pick this season to Vancouver for the Canucks' 2005 third round selection and the 88th selection this season to Washington for the Capitals' 2005 third round pick.

After the four trades, the Stars then made five picks in the first three rounds, and the club used those selections on: Mark Fistric of Vancouver of the Western Hockey League (1st round, 28th overall), Johan Fransson of Lulea of the Swedish Elite League (2nd round, 34th overall), Raymond Sawada of Nanaimo of the British Columbia Hockey League (2nd round 52nd overall), Niklas Grossman of Sweden's Sodertalje Jr. (2nd round, 56th overall) and John Lammers of Lethbridge of the Western Hockey League (3rd round, 86th overall).

"Overall we're very happy with the five players we drafted today because we addressed some needs," Stars Director of Amateur Scouting Tim Bernhardt said. "We needed to get some good young defenseman and we feel we got them. We drafted two of the big strong defensemen we were targeting."

DALLAS STARS DRAFT PROFILES:

Mark Fistric

Rnd.
Overall
Pos.
D.O.B.
Height
Weight
Birthplace
Amateur Club
Shoots
1
28
D
6/1/86
6.2
232

Edmonton, Alberta

Vancouver, WHL

Left


2003-2004 stats with Vancouver (WHL): 72 GP, 1-11-12 pts, 192 PIM

Tim Bernhardt, Dallas Stars Director of Amateur Scouting: "Mark is a defensive defenseman, a big strong kid. He's got an edge to him and uses his size well out there on the ice. He's tough to play against and we like that a lot about him. Mark is a good character player with not a lot of offense but he can make the first pass out of the zone and we are very pleased to draft him."

Mark Fistric: "I'm a rugged, stay at home, solid defenseman. I feel like I'm a reliable defenseman who is physical, strong and hard to play against."

Johan Fransson

Rnd.
Overall
Pos.
D.O.B.
Height
Weight
Birthplace
Amateur Club
Shoots
2
34
D
2/18/85
6.1
183
Kalix, Sweden
Lulea, SWE
Left

2003-2004 stats with Lulea (SWE): 44 GP, 3-3-6 pts, 28 PIM

Tim Bernhardt, Dallas Stars Director of Amateur Scouting: "Johan is a skilled defenseman who is an excellent skater. His offensive game is what he's all about. He needs to get stronger, but again, he's only 18. We feel he has some tools that will help him become a good hockey player."

Johan Fransson: "I'm an offensive-minded defenseman who can skate up with the puck, shoot and make good passes. I want to become bigger, stronger and play tougher."

Raymond Sawada

Rnd.
Overall
Pos.
D.O.B.
Height
Weight
Birthplace
Amateur Club
Shoots
2
52
RW
2/19/85
6.2
195
Richmond, B.C.
Nanaimo, BCHL
Right

2003-2004 stats with Nanaimo (BCHL): 54 GP, 20-32-52 pts, 93 PIM

Tim Bernhardt, Dallas Stars Director of Amateur Scouting: "Ray is a solid two-way player. He plays physical and uses a good combination of grit and skill."

Raymond Sawada: "I'm a power forward who leads the fore-check and gets the puck to the guys who score goals."

Niklas Grossman

Rnd.
Overall
Pos.
D.O.B.
Height
Weight
Birthplace
Amateur Club
Shoots
2
56
D
1/22/85
6.4
187
Stockholm, Sweden
Sodertalje Jr., SJL
Left

2003-2004 stats with Sodertalje (SWE Jr.): 33 GP, 1-2-3- pts, 32 PIM

Tim Bernhardt, Dallas Stars Director of Amateur Scouting: "Nik is a big physical defenseman who plays to his size. He is an adequate puck-mover. Nik is also tough to play against which is a trait we love in scouting these players. "

John Lammers

Rnd.
Overall
Pos.
D.O.B.
Height
Weight
Birthplace
Amateur Club
Shoots
3
86
LW
1/29/86
5.11
184
Bowmanville, Ont.
Lethbridge, WHL
Left

2003-2004 stats with Lethbridge (WHL): 62 GP, 21-24-45 pts, 31 PIM

Tim Bernhardt, Dallas Stars Director of Amateur Scouting: "John is a skilled guy that has good offensive capabilities. Last year he played for the Canadian Under-18 Team and will be back at Lethbridge next year. He should step up as an offensive player where he has a great up-side."

The Stars will conclude the 2004 NHL Entry Draft on Sunday with rounds four - nine. Dallas has the sixth pick in the fourth round (104 overall), the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round, the 218th overall pick in the seventh round, the 248th overall pick in the eighth round, and the 280th overall pick in the ninth round.

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 2 1 1 -1 2
C. Sceviour 2 1 1 0 2
A. Chiasson 2 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 2 1 0 0 1
R. Garbutt 2 1 0 1 1
S. Horcoff 2 0 1 1 1
T. Daley 2 0 1 -1 1
A. Goligoski 2 0 1 1 1
J. Benn 2 0 1 1 1
A. Roussel 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 0 2 0 .870 3.56
 
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