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Roope Hintz continues to produce in Finland's top league

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars forward prospect Roope Hintz continues to produce in Finland's top league. He recorded three points (two goals, one assist) in three games for HIFK over the past week. Hintz, who missed the first eleven games of the season due to injury, has registered 12 points, including nine goals, in his past 18 games. The second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft has 19 points (eleven goals, eight assists in 34 games and ranks second on HIFK in goals and third in points.

Hintz stats: HIFK (Liiga) | 34 GP |11 G | 8 A | 19 PTS | +4 | 16 PIM

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

Western Hockey League

*D Ondrej Vala (free agent/2016) picked up three points (one goal, two assists) in four games for Kamloops over the past week. Vala has 18 points (seven goals, eleven assists) and a plus-nine rating in 46 games.

Vala Stats: Kamloops (WHL) | 46 GP | 7 G | 11 A | 18 PTS | +9 | 66 PIM

Ontario Hockey League

*RW Nick Caamano (5th round/2016) scored two goals in Flint's 5-2 win over Kitchener on Saturday in the OHL. Caamano has registered 48 points (25 goals, 23 assists) in 49 games. He ranks third on Flint in both goals and points.

Caamano Stats: Flint (OHL): 49 GP | 25 G |23 A | 48 PTS | -9 | 57 PIM

*D Chris Martenet (4th round/2015) played one game for Ottawa over the past week, registering no points. Martenet has eight points (two goals, six assists) in in 37 games with both Ottawa and London in the OHL this season.

Martenet Stats: London/Ottawa (OHL) | 37 GP | 2 G |6 A | 8 PTS | +7 | 48 PIM

NCAA

*C Riley Tufte (1st round/2016) picked up one assist in two games for Minnesota Duluth over the weekend. Tufte, who missed the start of the season with a wrist injury, has recorded nine points (five goals, four assists) in the past ten games after going scoreless in his first 14 games.

Tufte Stats: Minnesota Duluth (NCAA) | 24 GP | 5 G | 4 A | 9 PTS | +8 | 12 PIM

*C/LW Rhett Gardner (4th round/2016) registered two assists in two games for the University of North Dakota over the weekend, giving him 15 points (five goals, ten assists) in 27 games.

Gardner Stats: North Dakota (NCAA) | 27 GP | 5 G | 10 A | 15 PTS | -1 | 65 PIM

*D Michael Prapavessis (4th round/2014) recorded one assist in two games for RPI. Prapavessis has 12 points (two goals, ten assists) in 29 games.

Prapavessis Stats: RPI (NCAA) | 29 GP | 2 G | 10 A | 12 PTS | -24 | 28 PIM

*G Colton Point (5th round/2016) got one start over the past week, stopping 22 of 24 shots in a 3-1 loss to Union. Point, a freshman, is 1-4-1 with a 2.71 goals-against average and .908 save percentage.

Point Stats: Colgate (NCAA) | 1-4-1 | 2.71 GAA | .908 SV%

*D Joseph Cecconi (5th round/2015) did not register any points in two games for the University of Michigan. Cecconi has two assists in 22 games for the Wolverines this season.

Cecconi Stats: Michigan (NCAA) | 22 GP | 0 G | 2 A | 2 PTS | -4 | 16 PIM

Europe

*D Niklas Hansson (3rd round/2013) played two games this past week for HV 71 in the Swedish Hockey League and did not register any points. Hansson has ten points (one goal, nine assists) in 40 games.

Hansson Stats: HV 71 (SHL) | 40 GP | 1 G | 9 A | 10 PTS | -2 | 12 PIM

*D John Nyberg (6th round/2014) did not record any points in two games for Frolunda in the SHL last week. Nyberg has eleven points (four goals, seven assists) in 38 games.

Nyberg Stats: Frolunda (SHL) | 38 GP | 4 G | 7 A | 11 PTS | +9 | 26 PIM

*Fredrik Karlstrom (3rd round/2016) did not pick up any points in three games for AIK in Sweden's second league. Karlstrom has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 36 games.

Karlstrom Stats: AIK (SWE-2) | 36 GP | 7 G | 13 A | 20 PTS | E | 4 PIM

*D Jakob Stenqvist (6th round/2016) played one game for MODO in Sweden's second league, registering no points. Stenqvist has five points (two goals, three assists) in 32 games.

Stenqvist Stats: MODO (SWE-2) | 32 GP | 2 G |3 A | 5 PTS | +1 | 18 PIM
MODO (SWE-JR) | 14 GP | 2 G | 11 A | 13 PTS | +2 | 6 PIM

*G Markus Ruusu (6th round/2015) did not play over the past week.

Ruusu Stats: JYP (Liiga) | 3-1-0 | 1.91 GAA | .940 SV%
JYP-Akatemia (Finland-2) | 6-10-2 | 3.79 GAA | .872 SV%

*D Aleksi Makela (7th round/2013) remains out with an undisclosed injury. He is day to day.

Makela Stats: Assat (Liiga) | 40 GP | 0 G | 2 A | 2 PTS | -8 | 24 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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