Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Upper-echelon forwards are progressing nicely.
  • Copious amounts of sizeable, defensive defensemen.
  • Tremendous amount of overall depth.
Weaknesses
  • Few prospects expected to reach "elite" or "gamebreaker" status.
  • Recent grabs for offensive d-men came up short.
  • Goaltending depth is limited in quantity and quality.

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jack Campbell Pro 8.0 C
2. Philippe Desrosiers CHL 7.5 D
3. Henri Kiviaho Europe 6.5 D
4. Maxime Lagace CHL 5.5 F

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Brett Ritchie Pro 7.5 C
2. Matej Stransky Pro 7.0 C
3. Cody Payne CHL 6.5 C
4. Branden Troock CHL 6.5 D
5. Austin Smith Pro 6.0 C

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Alex Guptill Pro 7.5 C
2. Jason Dickinson CHL 7.5 C
3. Cole Ully CHL 7.0 D
4. Remi Elie CHL 6.5 C
5. Curtis McKenzie Pro 6.0 C
6. Nicholas Paul CHL 6.0 C
7. Matej Paulovic Europe 6.0 D

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Devin Shore NCAA 7.0 C
2. Radek Faksa CHL 7.0 C
3. Emil Molin Europe 7.0 C
4. Mike Winther CHL 7.0 D
5. Scott Glennie Pro 7.0 D
6. Gemel Smith CHL 6.0 C
7. Taylor Peters Pro 6.0 C
8. Tristan King Pro 5.0 F

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Jamie Oleksiak Pro 7.5 C
2. Patrik Nemeth Pro 7.0 C
3. Kevin Connauton Pro 7.0 C
4. Ludvig Bystrom Europe 7.0 D
5. John Klingberg Europe 7.0 D
6. Dmitry Sinitsyn CHL 7.0 D
7. Niklas Hansson Europe 7.0 D
8. Cameron Gaunce Pro 6.5 B
9. Jyrki Jokipakka Pro 6.5 C
10. Aleksi Makela Europe 6.5 C
11. Esa Lindell Europe 6.5 D
12. Troy Vance CHL 6.0 C
13. Hubert Labrie Pro 6.0 C
14. Ryan Button Pro 6.0 C

Dallas Stars 2012 draft review

by Mike Farkas
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Photo: Forward Radek Faksa was the first selection made by the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Draft. A Czech playing in the CHL, Faksa has been compared favorably to 2011 draft pick Gabriel Landeskog. (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

 

As the Dallas Stars continue to shift the focal point of their team and its leadership to its younger players, they took to the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh as an opportunity to make some moves and continue to supplement their consistently-growing prospect pool.

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Dallas Stars 2012 draft preview

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Photo: Jamie Oleksiak was the Dallas Stars' first round pick in 2011. The 6'7 Oleksiak is one of several Stars prospects who possesses great size. (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

 

For the fourth consecutive season, the NHL hockey season in Texas ended in early April. The Dallas Stars finished with 42-35-5 record, but six spots out of the final playoff spot. With young players such as Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson becoming the new face of the franchise while veterans such as venerable captain Brendan Morrow approach the twilight of their career, it is safe to say the team is in a state of transition.

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Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 11-20

by Ian Altenbaugh
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Below is the middle third of Hockey's Future NHL Organizational rankings as voted by the Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice each season, in the fall and spring.

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Sparse group of Dallas Stars prospects saw post-season play

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Jamie Oleksiak - Niagara IceDogs

Photo: Dallas Stars prospect Jamie Oleksiak and his Niagara IceDogs teammates made a nice run through the OHL playoffs but ultimately fell short of their goal of competing for the Memorial Cup (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

It was a disappointing season for the Dallas Stars as they failed to qualify for the postseason despite winning 42 games over the course of the National Hockey League's 82-game docket.

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Defense rules in Stars prospect awards

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Photo: Jack Campbell ended his junior career at the conclusion of Sault Ste. Marie's regular season. The change of scenery couldn't come soon enough for Campbell, who was wildly inconsistent during his two years in the OHL. (Photo courtesy of CHL Images)

Below is the inaugural edition of the Dallas Stars prospect awards. The Stars have a wide-array of prospects and their depth is illustrated in the awards.

Most Improved Prospect: Alex Guptill, LW, Michigan Wolverines (CCHA)
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