Troy Vance
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Troy Vance

Hometown:

Colmar Pennsylvania

Team:

Dallas Stars

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1993-08-02

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

5th round (135th overall), 2011

Weight:

203 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Troy Vance started the year with Philadelphia Revolution of the EJHL until he took the advice of a Dallas scout to move to the QMJHL Victoriaville Tigres to play against better competition and get more exposure.  Vance played in just 23 games with the Victoriaville Tigers. He did manage 1 goal and 3 assists in his stint. He also tacked on 21 PIMs, and finished with a +8 rating. In his 9 game playoff stint he matched his season output offensively, scoring 1 goal and 3 assists.

2011-12: Vance skated in 57 of 68 games for the high-scoring Victoriaville Tigres in his first full QMJHL season. He scored 4 goals with 20 assists and was plus-17 with 45 penalty minutes. The Tigres scored a league-high 311 goals and had the QMJHL's third-best record (three points behind Memorial Cup champion Shawinigan in the East Division) but were swept by Baie-Comeau in the first round of the playoffs. Vance had 2 assists and was minus-two with 4 penalty minutes in the four game series. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Dallas in July, 2012.

2012-13: Vance returned to Victoriaville for his third season and skated in 39 games before a mid-season trade to the Prince Edward Island Rocket. In 67 games between the two teams he scored 4 goals with 22 assists and was +12 with 57 penalty minutes. The Rocket finished third in the Maritimes division and faced Val d'Or in a first round series. Vance had 2 assists and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes in six playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

A towering stay-at-home defender, Vance's big stride and long reach makes him an effective shutdown player. Able to move the puck safely out of the zone and the confidence to carry it if the opportunity presents itself, he needs to add strength and utilize his physical tools more to his advantage.

 

Future

Vance is playing for the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL in in 2013-14.

 

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