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Prospect Report: Peterson putting up good numbers in Swedish juniors

The 2017 fifth-round pick has 23 points in 22 games this season

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars forward prospect Jacob Peterson has put up some good numbers in Swedish junior hockey this season, and he added to those numbers this weekend.  

Peterson tallied three goals, including the game-winner, and chipped in one assist as Frolunda defeated Orebro, 7-6, on Sunday. The skilled center now has 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in 22 games. Peterson is tied for second in the league in goals and ranks sixth in points. 

Peterson, a fifth-round pick (132nd overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, is a left-handed shot who plays center. 

"He's a smart, skilled, two-way player," Stars scout Rickard Oquist said. 

The 18-year-old Peterson has played two games with Frolunda's top team in the Swedish Hockey League this season but saw limited playing time. In juniors, he's centering the second line and seeing time on special teams. 

"For him, it's just a matter of maturing," Oquist said. "He's better off playing junior hockey and having a leading role there than playing two minutes with the big team." 

Among Peterson's 11 goals this season are three on the power play and one shorthanded. 

Peterson Stats: Frolunda (Sweden, Jr.) | 22 GP | 11 G | 12 A | 23 PTS | -6 | 12 PIM

Frolunda (SHL) | 2 GP | 0 G | 0 A | 0 PTS | -1 | 0 PIM

Here's a look at how other Dallas prospects playing in Europe, college and juniors fared over the past week. 

 

North American Juniors

RW Nick Caamano (5th round/2016) scored three goals and was the first star of the game as Flint defeated Sarnia, 5-3, Wednesday in the Ontario Hockey League. Caamano has 20 points (eleven goals, nine assists) in 22 games. 

Caamano Stats: Flint (OHL) | 22 GP | 11 G | 9 A | 20 PTS | -6 | 36 PIM

LW Jason Robertson (2nd round/2017) recorded two assists in three games for Kingston of the OHL. Robertson has 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 22 games and his 13 goals are tied for eleventh in the OHL. 

Robertson Stats: Kingston (OHL) | 22 GP | 13 G | 12 A | 25 PTS | +2 | 18 PIM

C Liam Hawel (4th round/2017) tallied three assists in three games for Guelph of the OHL giving him 13 points (three goals, ten assists) in 20 games this season. 

Hawel Stats: Guelph (OHL) | 20 GP | 3 G | 10 A | 13 PTS | +1 | 4 PIM

D Ondrej Vala (Free agent/2016) tallied four points (two goals, two assists) in three games for Kamloops of the Western Hockey League over the past week. Vala, who is riding a four-game points streak, has 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 22 games for the Blazers. 

Vala Stats: Kamloops (WHL) | 22 GP | 6 G | 9 A | 15 PTS | -1 | 24 PIM

C Brett Davis (6th round/2017) tallied one goal and one assist in three games for Kootenay of the WHL giving him 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 23 games. 

Davis Stats: Kootenay | 23 GP | 7 G | 6 A | 13 PTS | -3 | 9 PIM

 

Europe

D Miro Heiskanen (1st round/2017) scored one goal in three games this past week for HIFK in Finland's top league. Heiskanen has eleven points (seven goals, four assists) in 13 games. His seven goals are tied for the lead among league defensemen even though he missed the first eleven games of the season. 

Heiskanen Stats: HIFK (Liiga) | 13 GP | 7 G | 4 A | 11 PTS | +7 | 6 PIM

D John Nyberg (6th round/2014) tallied one goal and one assist in three games for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League giving him six points (two goals, four assists) in 19 games this season. Nyberg is averaging 18:32 of ice time per game. 

Nyberg Stats: Frolunda (SHL) | 19 GP | 2 G | 4 A | 6 PTS | E | 24 PIM

LW/C Fredrik Karlstrom (3rd round/2016) tallied one assist in three games for Linkoping in the SHL. Karlstrom has three points (one goal, two assists) in 19 games. 

Karlstrom Stats: Linkoping (SHL) | 19 GP | 1 G | 2 A | 3 PTS | E | 4 PIM

Linkoping (Sweden, Jr.) | 3 GP | 2 G | 0 A | 2 PT | -3 | 4 PIM

D Jakob Stenqvist (6th round/2016) did not register any points in two games in Sweden's second league over the past week. Stenqvist has eleven points (one goal, ten assists) in 19 games. 

Stenqvist Stats: Bjorkloven (Allsvenskan) | 19 GP | 1 G | 10 A | 11 PTS | +3 | 8 PIM

LW Valeri Nichushkin (1st round/2013) registered one assist in three games for CSKA Moscow giving him 17 points (ten goals, seven assists) in 28 games this season. Nichushkin is tied for second on the team in goal scoring and is tied for third in points. 

Nichushkin Stats: CSKA (KHL) | 28 GP | 10 G | 7 A | 17 PTS | +8 | 10 PIM

D Miro Karjalainen (5th round/2014) did not register any points in two games for HPK in Finland's top league. He has three assists in 15 games. 

Karjalainen Stats: HPK (Liiga) | 15 GP | 0 G |3 A | 3 PTS | -4 | 54 PIM

G Markus Ruusu (6th round/2015) did not play last week. He has a 3.75 goals against average and .851 save percentage in eleven games in Finland's top league. 

Ruusu Stats: Ilves (Liiga) | 5-6-0 | 3.75 | .851

 

NCAA

G Jake Oettinger (1st round/2017) stopped all 30 shots he faced as Boston University defeated Maine, 7-0, on Saturday. It was Oettinger's second shutout of the season and sixth of his career. Oettinger, who had lost four of his previous five starts, is now 5-6-1 on the season with a 2.67 goals against average and .912 save percentage. 

Oettinger Stats: Boston University (Hockey East) | 5-6-1 | 2.67 | .912

G Colton Point (5th round/2016) went 1-1-0 over the weekend, stopping 54 of 60 shots. He stopped 28 of 33 shots and suffered his first regulation loss of the season when Colgate fell, 5-2, to eighth-ranked Clarkson on Friday. On Saturday, he stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 3-1 win over St. Lawrence. Point is 7-1-4 and leads the nation in both goals against average (1.46) and save percentage (.952). 

Point Stats: Colgate (ECAC) | 7-1-4 | 1.46 | .952

LW Riley Tufte (1st round/2016) did not register any points in two games for Minnesota Duluth over the weekend. Tufte, who has not scored in the past five games, has eight points (five goals, three assists) in 14 games. 

Tufte Stats: Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) | 14 GP | 5 G | 3 A | 8 PTS | +1 | 14 PIM

C/LW Rhett Gardner (4th round/2016) picked up one assist in two games as No. 3 North Dakota split a weekend series with No. 1 Denver. Gardner has eight points (three goals, five assists) in 14 games. 

Gardner Stats: North Dakota (NCHC) | 14 GP | 3 G | 5 A | 8 PTS | +4 |6 PIM

D Joe Cecconi (5th round/2015) tallied one goal and one assist as No. 17 Michigan fell to No. 9 Wisconsin on Friday. Cecconi has eight points (two goals, six assists) in 12 games this season. 

Cecconi Stats: Michigan (Big Ten) | 12 GP | 2 G | 6 A | 8 PTS | -8 | 12 PIM

D Michael Prapavessis (4th round/2014) recorded one assist in two games for RPI over the weekend giving him six assists in 12 games this season. 

Prapavessis Stats: RPI (ECAC) | 12 GP | 0 G | 6 A | 6 PTS | -4 | 8 PIM

This story was not subject to approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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