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Prospect News and Notes: October 8

The latest from the Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and in Europe this season

Monday, 10.8.2012 / 10:15 AM CT / News
By Mark Stepneski
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Prospect News and Notes: October 8

Here are some notes on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and in Europe this season.

  • Right wing Brett Ritchie, a second round pick in 2011, is currently riding a five-game assist streak for Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League. Ritchie, who has eight assists during the streak, has ten points (one goal, nine assists) in seven games for Niagara this season and leads the OHL in assists.
  • Center Radek Faksa had one goal and one assist as Kitchener lost 4-2 to Sault Ste. Marie Friday night in OHL play. Faksa, a first round pick in 2012, has four goals and two assists in six games this season.
  • After going scoreless in four games, center Gemel Smith has picked up four points (one goal, three assists) in his last two games for Owen Sound of the OHL. Smith, a fourth round pick in 2012, has seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven games this season
  • Defenseman Troy Vance, a fifth round selection in 2011, has six assists in nine games for Victoriaville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Vance currently is tied for seventh in the QMJHL in defenseman scoring
  • Defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka registered six points (two goals, four assists) in a two-game span last week and now has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 10 games this season for Ilves in Finland’s top league. Jokipakka, a seventh round pick in 2011, is tied for the team lead in scoring and is tied for third in scoring among all SM-Liiga defensemen. He also leads his team in average ice time (25:48 per game) and ranks fourth in the league in ice time per game.
  • Center Devin Shore, a second round pick in 2012, made his college debut with the University of Maine on Saturday, registering two shots on goal in a 2-1 loss to Quinnipiac. On Sunday, Shore scored a power play goal and also picked up an assist as Maine tied New Brunswick 2-2 in an exhibition game.
  • Left wing Alex Guptill was ranked second among college forwards by USCHO.com heading into the 2012-13 season. Guptill, a third round pick in 2010, had 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 41 games as a freshman at the University of Michigan last season. Guptill also has named to the Preseason All-CCHA Second Team. On Sunday, Guptill scored three goals as the Blue team defeated the White team 4-2 in Michigan’s Annual Blue/White Alumni Game
  • A few injury notes: Right wing Branden Troock (fifth round/2012) missed the last couple games for Seattle of the Western Hockey League due to illness. C Mike Winther (second round/2012) has been out for Prince Albert of the WHL due to a strained groin. D John Klingberg (fifth round/2010) has yet to play for Skelleftea of the Swedish Elite League due to offseason hip surgery.

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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 51 25 19 7 113 121 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 54 21 28 5 132 164 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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