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Fast facts: Get to know Stars' 2018 draft picks

Learn more about the eight selections that make up Dallas' 2018 class

by Dallas Stars Staff @DallasStars / DallasStars.com
Ty Dellandrea, C (Round 1, No. 13)

Dellandrea, 17, spent the 2017-18 season with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), posting 59 points (27-32=59) in 67 regular-season contests. The Toronto, Ontario native led the team in goals (27) and ranked second in points (59) and assists (32). In two seasons with the Firebirds, he amassed 83 points (40-43=83) in 124 regular-season contests. Dellandrea skated in five games during the 2017 OHL Playoffs and recorded one assist (0-1=1).

 

Albin Eriksson, RW (Round 2, No. 44)

Eriksson, 17, skated for Skelleftea in both the Swedish Elite League (SHL) and Swedish Junior League during the 2017-18 season. The 6-foot-4, 207-pound center tallied one assist (0-1=1) and six penalty minutes in 17 SHL games. Eriksson registered 40 points (22-18=40) in 38 games in the Swedish Junior League and logged 86 penalty minutes. The native of Bollnas, Sweden represented his country at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, skating in five games and tallying one assist (0-1=1) with 27 penalty minutes. In 2016-17, Eriksson recorded 15 points (9-6=15) and 22 penalty minutes in 32 games in the Swedish Junior League.

 

Oskar Back, RW (Round 3, No. 75)

Back, 18, skated for Farjestad in both the Swedish Elite League (SHL) and Swedish Junior League during the 2017-18 season. The 6-foot-3, 204-pound center made his SHL debut this season, skating in 14 SHL games. Back tallied 32 points (10-22=32) and four penalty minutes in 38 games in the Swedish Junior League. The native of Karlstad, Sweden represented his country at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, appearing five games and tallying one assist (0-1=1). Back appeared in seven games and registered four points (1-3=4) at the 2018 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, helping Team Sweden capture the bronze medal.

 

Adam Mascherin, LW (Round 4, No. 100)

Mascherin, 20, recorded 86 points (40-46=86) in 67 games during the 2017-18 campaign as a member of the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 5-foot-10, 206-pound forward ranked first on the club in points (86) and goals (40) and second in assists (46). Among all OHL players, he finished the season tied for eighth in goals (40) and ninth in points (86). Mascherin skated in 19 games during the 2018 OHL Playoffs and registered 24 points (9-15=24), ranking third on the team in points (24) and goals (9). Over his four seasons with Kitchener, Mascherin amassed 296 points (122-174=296) over 259 regular-season games. The native of Maple, Ontario appeared in the OHL Playoffs in all four campaigns with the Rangers and amassed 42 points (17-25=42) over 39 postseason contests.

 

Curtis Douglas, C (Round 4, No. 106)

Douglas, 18, split the 2017-18 season between the Barrie Colts and the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 6-foot-8, 248-pound center recorded 18 points (7-11=18) and 37 penalty minutes in 28 games with Barrie before being traded to Windsor. While with the Spitfires, Douglas amassed 28 points (15-13=28) and 28 penalty minutes in 38 contests. The native of Oakville, Ontario made his postseason debut in 2018 OHL Playoffs, recording four points (1-3=4) over six games. In his first OHL season in 2016-17 with Barrie, he posted nine points (4-5=9) in 53 regular-season contests.

 

Riley Damiani, C (Round 5, No. 137)

Riley, 18, tallied 37 points (19-18=37) and 38 penalty minutes in 64 games during the 2017-18 season with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 5-foot-9, 164-pound center finished the campaign ranked fifth on the club in goals (19) and tied for fourth in power play goals (4). Damiani skated in 19 games during the 2018 OHL Playoffs and recorded 12 points (5-7=12), finishing tied for fifth on the club in postseason goals (5). The native of Mississauga, Ontario appeared in 62 games for the Rangers in 2016-17, posting 22 points (9-13=22) and 29 penalty minutes. In the 2017 OHL Playoffs, he skated in five games and tallied two points (1-1=2).

 

Dawson Barteaux, D (Round 6, No. 168)

Barteaux, 18, spent the 2017-18 season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The 6-foot, 180-pound blueliner recorded 32 points (3-29=32) and 22 penalty minutes in 64 games. He ranked fifth among all Rebels players in assists (29) and finished the season slotted second among team defenseman in both points (32) and assists (29). In the 2018 WHL Playoffs, he skated in five games and tallied three assists (0-3=3). The native of Foxwarren, Manitoba has registered 36 points (3-33=36) in 107 career WHL contests with Red Deer and the Regina Pats. He appeared in three games with Red Deer during the 2017 WHL Playoffs.

 

Jermaine Loewen, LW (Round 7, No. 199)

Loewen, 20, registered 64 points (36-28=64) in 66 regular-season games with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The 6-foot-4, 216-pound forward led the Blazers in points (64) and goals (36), while sharing third on the club in assists (28). Over four WHL seasons, all with Kamloops, the native of Mandeville, Jamaica recorded 96 points (50-46=96) in 236 regular-season contests. He appeared in the WHL Playoffs on two occasions (2016, 2017) and recorded in two points (1-1=2) in 13 postseason games. 

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