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Stars Prospects Have Hot Starts

Prospects have stand out performances in major junior hockey and Europe

Monday, 09.24.2012 / 12:04 PM CT / Feature
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Stars Prospects Have Hot Starts

Several Dallas Stars prospects began play this weekend as the regular season kicked off in major junior hockey. Here are a few of the standout performances by Dallas prospects:

RADEK FAKSA


Center Radek Faksa had two goals, including the game-winner, as the Kitchener Rangers defeated the Mississauga Steelheads Friday night in the Ontario Hockey League season opener for both clubs. Faksa, Dallas’ first round pick (13th overall) in 2012, came up big Sunday as well, scoring the shootout-winning goal as Kitchener won 3-2 over the Sarnia Sting.









GEMEL SMITH


Center Gemel Smith, the Stars’ fourth round pick (104th overall) in 2012, registered one goal, two assists and a plus-three rating as the Owen Sound Attack defeated the Windsor Spitfires 6-1 in OHL play on Thursday.










MIKE WINTHER


Center Mike Winther, a second round pick (54th overall) in 2012, had two assists as the Prince Albert Raiders defeated the Saskatoon Blades 5-2 Saturday in Western Hockey League play. Stars prospect Matej Stransky, a sixth round pick (165th overall) in 2011, had an assist for Saskatoon.








Play has been underway in the European leagues for just under two weeks, and some Dallas prospects are making their marks there.

LUDWIG BYSTROM


Defenseman Ludwig Bystrom, a second round pick (43rd overall) in 2012, has cracked the lineup of MODO in the Swedish Elite League. According to Swedish media reports, the 18-year-old Bystrom is the youngest player ever to make the MODO roster. During the 2010-11 season, he became one of the youngest players ever to suit up for a Swedish Elite League game when he played for MODO at the age of 16. Bystrom had played three games through Sunday and had no points and an even rating.







JYRKI JOKIPAKKA


Defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka, Dallas’ seventh round pick (195th overall) in 2011, is logging big minutes in Finland’s top league. Jokipakka is averaging 24:34 of ice time through the first five games of the season for Ilves in the SM-Liiga. The 21-year-old Jokipakka ranked seventh in the league in ice time through Sunday’s games.









HENRI KIVIAHO

Goaltender Henri Kiviaho has stopped 91 of 100 shots in his first four games playing for KalPa in Finnish junior hockey. Kiviaho, a fifth round pick (144th overall) in 2012, has a 2-2 record, 2.47 goals against average and .910 save percentage through Sunday.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 53 28 31 15 59
T. Seguin 53 28 28 10 56
J. Klingberg 53 8 35 14 43
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 53 16 24 -1 40
C. Eakin 53 10 13 1 23
A. Goligoski 53 3 20 17 23
M. Janmark 53 10 9 13 19
A. Roussel 51 8 10 5 18
V. Nichushkin 50 6 12 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 13 5 0 .907 2.82
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