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Forward Roope Hintz has another strong week in Finland with three goals in two games

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Stars forward prospect Roope Hintz had another good week in Finland's top league, registering four points (three goals, one assist) in two games.

Hintz, a second-round pick in 2015, tallied two goals and one assist in a 4-1 win over the Lahti Pelicans and then one goal in a 2-0 win over Karpat. Hintz has recorded eleven points (seven goals, four assists) in his past ten games and has scored nine goals in the past 15 games.

The 20-year-old center/wing has registered 27 points (16 goals, 11 assists) in 42 games this season. Despite missing the first eleven games of the season due to injury, Hintz is tied for 13th in the league in goal scoring.

Hintz stats: HIFK (Liiga) | 42 GP |16 G | 11 A | 27 PTS | +8 | 16 PIM

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

Europe

*G Markus Ruusu (6th round/2015) had a good week in Finland. On Saturday, he stopped 38 of 40 shots as JYP-Akatemia won 6-2 in Finland's second highest league. On Saturday, he played in the top league, stopping 18 of 20 shots as JYP defeated Vaasan Sport, 3-2. Ruusu is 5-2-0 with a 1.67 goals-against average and .938 save percentage in Finland's top league.

Ruusu Stats: JYP (Liiga) | 5-2-0 | 1.67 GAA | .938 SV%
JYP-Akatemia (Finland-2) | 8-10-2 | 3.57 GAA | .880 SV%

*D Aleksi Makela (7th round/2013) had no points in three games for Assat in Finland's top league. He has recorded two assists in 45 games this season.

Makela Stats: Assat (Liiga) | 45 GP | 0 G | 2 A | 2 PTS | -11 | 26 PIM

*D John Nyberg (6th round/2014) scored two goals, including one shorthanded, and picked up one assist in four games for Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League over the past week. Nyberg has 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) and a plus-nine rating in 47 games this season.

Nyberg Stats: Frolunda (SHL) | 47 GP | 7 G | 8 A | 15 PTS | +9 | 30 PIM:

*Fredrik Karlstrom (3rd round/2016) picked up one goal and one assist in three games for AIK in Sweden's second league. Karlstrom has recorded 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 45 games and is tied for third in scoring among junior players in the league.

Karlstrom Stats: AIK (SWE-2) | 45 GP | 9 G | 15 A | 24 PTS | -2 | 4 PIM

*D Niklas Hansson (3rd round/2013) recorded one assist in one game for HV 71 in the SHL over the past week. Hansson, who has eleven points (one goal, ten assists) in 45 games, has been a scratch in three of the past four games.

Hansson Stats: HV 71 (SHL) | 45 GP | 1 G | 10 A | 11 PTS | -4 | 12 PIM

*D Jakob Stenqvist (6th round/2016) did not register any points in three games for MODO in Sweden's second league. Stenqvist has picked up six points (two goals, four assists) in 41 games in the second league.

Stenqvist Stats: MODO (SWE-2) | 41 GP | 2 G |4 A | 6 PTS | -4 | 22 PIM
MODO (SWE-JR) | 14 GP | 2 G | 11 A | 13 PTS | +2 | 6 PIM

NCAA

*D Michael Prapavessis (4th round/2014) registered two assists in a 7-4 loss to Clarkson Friday in the first game of the ECAC Tournament. Clarkson won game two of the best-of-three series, ending the season for Prapavessis and RPI. Prapavessis, a junior, finished the season with 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) in 36 games.

Prapavessis Stats: RPI (NCAA) | 36 GP | 2 G | 14 A | 16 PTS | -28 | 34 PIM

*G Colton Point (5th round/2016) did not play this past weekend, and his season came to an end when Princeton knocked Colgate out of the ECAC tournament by taking a best-of-three series 2-1. Point, a freshman, ended the season with a 2-5-2 record, 2.45 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.

Point Stats: Colgate (NCAA) | 2-5-2 | 2.45 GAA | .918 SV%

*C/LW Rhett Gardner (4th round/2016) recorded one assist in two games for North Dakota, giving him 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 33 games. North Dakota plays St. Cloud State in the NCHC tournament this weekend.

Gardner Stats: North Dakota (NCAA) | 33 GP | 6 G | 12 A | 18 PTS | +1 | 67 PIM

*C Riley Tufte (1st round/2016) had no points in one game this weekend for Minnesota Duluth. Tufte also missed one game due to illness. Tufte has ten points (five goals, five assists) in 29 games. Minnesota Duluth plays Miami in the NCHC tournament this weekend.

Tufte Stats: Minnesota Duluth (NCAA) | 29 GP | 5 G | 5 A | 10 PTS | +10 | 18 PIM

*D Joseph Cecconi (5th round/2015) picked up one assist in two games for Michigan over the weekend. Cecconi has seven points (one goal, six assists) in 30 games this season.

Cecconi Stats: Michigan (NCAA) | 30 GP | 1 G | 6 A | 7 PTS | -6 | 18 PIM

Western Hockey League

*D Ondrej Vala (free agent/2016) recorded one assist in three games for Kamloops over the past week. Vala has 23 points (ten goals, 13 assists) and a plus-eleven rating in 56 games.

Vala Stats: Kamloops (WHL) | 56 GP | 10 G | 13 A | 23 PTS | +11 | 80 PIM

Ontario Hockey League

*RW Nick Caamano (5th round/2016) picked up one assist in three games for Flint, giving him 57 points (29 goals, 28 assists) in 61 games this season. Caamano ranks third in goals and points on the Firebirds. He leads Flint with ten power-play goals.

Caamano Stats: Flint (OHL) | 61 GP | 29 G |28 A | 57 PTS | -6 | 63 PIM

*D Chris Martenet (4th round/2015) did not pick up any points for Ottawa in the OHL over the past week. Martenet has eleven points (three goals, eight assists) and a plus-six rating with both Ottawa and London this season.

Martenet Stats: London/Ottawa (OHL) | 49 GP | 3 G |8 A | 11 PTS | +6 | 54 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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