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Prospect Report: Robertson has big week in OHL

The Stars' 2017 second-round pick tallies two goals and five assists in three games for Kingston

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

After a quiet stretch where he had just two points in six games, Stars forward prospect Jason Robertson appears to be back on track in the Ontario Hockey League. Robertson tallied seven points (two goals, five assists) in three games for the Kingston Frontenacs over the past week.

Robertson's power-play goal in overtime lifted Kingston to a 5-4 win over Ottawa on Saturday. He chipped in with a power-play assist in that game as well. Robertson had three assists in a 7-2 win over Ottawa on Friday, and he picked up one goal and one assist in a 5-3 loss to Oshawa on Wednesday.

Video: Stars draft F Jason Robertson No. 39

Robertson, Dallas' second-round pick (39th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, has 85 points (41 goals, 44 assists) in 65 games and is tied for third in the OHL in goal scoring and ranks eighth in points. Robertson ranks fourth in the league in power-play goals (15) and is tied for second in power-play points (36). He leads the OHL in shots on goal (298).

Robertson Stats: Kingston (OHL) | 65 GP | 41 G | 44 A | 85 PTS | +10 | 34 PIM

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

 

NCAA

G Jake Oettinger (1st round/2017) stopped 72 of 77 shots in two games as Boston University swept its Hockey East tournament series against Connecticut. Oettinger stopped 36 of 40 shots in a 5-4 win and then 36 of 37 shots in a 2-1 win. Boston University plays Boston College in the tournament semifinal this weekend. Oettinger is 18-12-4 with a 2.49 goals against average and .914 save percentage.

Oettinger Stats: Boston University (Hockey East) | 18-12-4 | 2.49 | .914

G Colton Point (5th round/2016) had his season come to an end when Colgate lost its best-of-three series against No. 10 Clarkson in the ECAC tournament. Colgate won the series opener, 2-1, but Clarkson took the next two games by scores of 3-0 and 5-1. Point stopped 86 of 95 shots in the three games. He finished the season with a 16-12-5 record, 1.74 goals against average and .944 save percentage. Point ranks second in the nation in both goals against average and save percentage.

Point Stats: Colgate (ECAC) | 16-12-5 | 1.74 | .944

LW Riley Tufte (1st round/2016) scored one goal in two games aa No. 8 Minnesota Duluth swept its best-of-three series against Western Michigan in the NCHC tournament with 5-0 and 2-0 wins. Minnesota Duluth plays No. 4 Denver in the tournament semifinals this weekend. Tufte has 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) in 36 games and leads the Bulldogs in goal scoring.

Tufte Stats: Minnesota Duluth (NCHC) | 36 GP | 16 G | 12 A | 28 PTS | +13 | 32 PIM

C/LW Rhett Gardner (4th round/2016) recorded one assist in two games as No. 14 North Dakota swept its best-of-three series against No. 13 Omaha in the NCHC tournament. North Dakota will play No. 1 St. Cloud State in the tournament semifinal this weekend. Gardner has 20 points (7 goals, 13 assists) in 31 games.

Gardner Stats: North Dakota (NCHC) | 31 GP | 7 G | 13 A | 20 PTS | +6 |46 PIM

D Joe Cecconi (5th round/2015) had no points as No. 11 Michigan lost 3-2 to No. 6 Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament semifinals. Michigan will wait and see if it gets an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Cecconi has 25 points (5 goals, 20 assists) in 37 games.

Cecconi Stats: Michigan (Big Ten) | 37 GP | 5 G | 20 A | 25 PTS | -2 | 41 PIM

D Michael Prapavessis (4th round/2014) has concluded his season. The senior defenseman tallied 19 assists in 37 games for RPI.

Prapavessis Stats: RPI (ECAC) | 37 GP | 0 G | 19 A | 19 PTS | -10 | 18 PIM

 

North American Juniors

RW Nick Caamano (5th round/2016) tallied three assists in three games for Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League, giving him 57 points (25 goals, 32 assists) in 63 games.

Caamano Stats: Hamilton/Flint (OHL) | 63 GP | 25 G | 32 A | 57 PTS | +10 | 90 PIM

C Liam Hawel (4th round/2017) had no points in three games for Guelph of the OHL over the past week. Hawel has 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) in 59 games.

Hawel Stats: Guelph (OHL) | 59 GP | 14 G | 26 A | 40 PTS | -5 | 29 PIM

C Brett Davis (6th round/2017) recorded one assist in two games for Kootenay of the Western Hockey League, giving him 54 points (24 goals, 30 assists) in 69 games. Davis is tied for second on the team in goals and ranks third in points.

Davis Stats: Kootenay | 69 GP | 24 G | 30 A | 54 PTS | -23 | 25 PIM

D Ondrej Vala (Free agent/2016) had no points in one game for Everett in the WHL. Vala has a suspension pending from the WHL for a cross-check in a game against Seattle on Saturday. Vala has 25 points (7 goals, 18 assists) in 57 games.

Vala Stats: Kamloops/Everett (WHL) | 57 GP | 7 G | 18 A | 25 PTS | +16 | 46 PIM

 

Europe

D Miro Heiskanen (1st round/2017) recorded one assist in two games for HIFK in Finland's top league. Heiskanen finished the regular season with 23 points (11 goals, 12 assists) in 30 games. He finished eighth in goal scoring among league defensemen despite missing 30 of his team's 60 games due to injury and international tournaments. Up next for Heiskanen and HIFK is a quarterfinals playoff series against JYP which starts next week.

Heiskanen Stats: HIFK (Liiga) | 30 GP | 11 G | 12 A | 23 PTS | +17 | 8 PIM 

Finland (Olympics) | 5 GP | 1 G | 0 A | 1 PT | E | 2 PIM

D John Nyberg (6th round/2014) picked up one assist in three games for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League last week. Nyberg finished the regular season with 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists) in 52 games. Up next for Nyberg and Frolunda is a quarterfinals series against Malmo in the SHL playoffs.

Nyberg Stats: Frolunda (SHL) | 52 GP | 2 G | 11 A | 13 PTS | E | 40 PIM

D Jakob Stenqvist (6th round/2016) scored one goal in one regular season game for Bjorkloven in Sweden's second league. Stenqvist finished the regular season with 22 points (5 goals, 17 assists) in 46 games and ranked eighth among league defensemen in scoring. Stenqvist picked up one assist as Bjorkloven won its first qualification series game, 5-4 in overtime.

Stenqvist Stats: Bjorkloven (Allsvenskan) | 46 GP | 5 G | 17 A | 22 PTS | -3 | 16 PIM 

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

Bjorkloven (Postseason) | 1 GP | 0 G | 1 A | | 1 PT | E | 0 PIM

C Jacob Peterson (5th round/2017) tallied one assist in one regular season game for Bjorkloven, giving him 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 10 games since moving to the second league. Peterson had no points in Bjorkloven's qualification series opener.

Peterson Stats: Frolunda (Sweden, Jr.) | 33 GP | 13 G | 21 A | 34 PTS | +3 | 26 PIM 

Frolunda (SHL) | 9 GP | 0 G | 0 A | 0 PTS | -1 | 0 PIM 

Bjorkloven (Allsvenskan) | 10 GP | 3 G | 2 A | 5 PTS | +2 | 2 PIM 

Bjorkloven (Postseason) | 1 GP | 0 G | 0 A | | 0 PTS | -1 | 0 PIM

LW/C Fredrik Karlstrom (3rd round/2016) did not play last week. He has yet to play since being loaned to AIK in Sweden's second league.

Karlstrom Stats: Linkoping (SHL) | 8 GP | 0 G | 0 A | 0 PTS | -4 | 2 PIM 

Linkoping (Sweden, Jr.) | 1 GP | 1 G | 0 A | 1 PT | +1 | 2 PIM

G Markus Ruusu (6th round/2015) allowed seven goals on 23 shots as LeKi lost its playoff opener, 7-1, in Finland's second league.

Ruusu Stats: TUTO/LeKi (Mestis) | 9-4-3 | 2.64 | .907 

Ilves (Liiga) | 5-6-0 | 3.75 | .851 

Ilves (Finland, Jr.) | 0-2-0 | 2.57 | .924 

Leki (Postseason) | 0-1 | 7.00 | .696

D Miro Karjalainen (5th round/2014) had no points in two games for HPK in Finland's top league. Karjalainen finished the regular season with 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 36 games.

Karjalainen Stats: HPK (Liiga) | 7 GP | 0 G |2 A | 2 PTS | -1 | 29 PIM

LW Valeri Nichushkin (1st round/2013) recorded two assists in four games as CSKA swept its first-round best-of-seven playoff series against Spartak in the KHL playoffs.

Nichushkin Stats: CSKA (KHL) | 50 GP | 16 G | 11 A | 27 PTS | +11 | 14 PIM 

CSKA (KHL Playoffs) | 4 GP | 0 G | 2 A | 2 PTS | +2 | 2 PIM

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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 him on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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