Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers (second round/2013) won all three of his starts over the past week, including back-to-back shutouts. He stopped 30 shots in a 3-0 win over Quebec on Tuesday and then turned away 14 shots in an 8-0 victory over Acadie-Bathurst on Friday. Desrosiers is 24-8-1 this season, leading the QMJHL with a 2.51 goals-against average and ranking fourth in save percentage at .902. His four shutouts are tied for second in the league.
Center Jason Dickinson (first round/2013) had a tough assignment last week. With Guelph down to just five defensemen, Dickinson patrolled the blue line for the Storm on Wednesday. And he did it in a game against the Erie Otters and Connor McDavid, who is expected to go first overall in this summer’s NHL Draft. McDavid took advantage of Guelph’s depleted defense, scoring four goals and adding two assists in Erie’s 8-4 win. Dickinson was victimized by McDavid for two goals.
“You pay attention to who’s on the ice and you try and be conscious about who’s on the ice,” McDavid told The Guelph Mercury. “I know [Dickinson] is a forward and all that, but at the end of the day he’s an unbelievable player and I just got lucky a couple of times.”
Dickinson is used to playing against top forwards, including McDavid, as a center, but it was an entirely different game when he tried to do it as a defenseman.
“They’ve got some skilled players and it was a tough one to run into, but I could have done better,” Dickinson told The Guelph Mercury. “It’s a completely different experience for me. Usually, I’m skating beside him and trying to take away his speed. To have him come right at me at full speed is something I’m not used to.”
For the week, Dickinson posted three points (one goal, two assists) in three games. He has 62 points (23 goals, 39 assists) in 49 games.
Here’s an update on how other Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, the European leagues and U.S. colleges fared over the past week.
Ontario Hockey League
*LW Remi Elie (second round/2013) registered three points (one goal, two assists) in three games with Erie over the past week. Elie has 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 20 games since being acquired by the Otters earlier this year and he has 62 points (26 goals, 36 assists) in 55 OHL games this season.
*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) returned from an upper-body injury and tallied one assist in two games for Niagara. Haydon has 23 points (eight goals, 15 assists) in 51 games.
*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) won his only start last week, stopping 21 of 23 shots in a 5-2 win over North Bay. Moran posted a 5-1-0 record in February with a 2.91 goals-against average and .902 save percentage. For the season, he is 15-17-1 with a 3.46 GAA and .893 SV%.
*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) did not register any points in three games for Windsor over the past week. Sanvido has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 50 games.
*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) is out with a knee injury.
Western Hockey League
*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) tallied six points (three goals, three assists) in three games, including two goals and two assists in Edmonton’s 5-3 win over Prince Albert on Sunday. Pollock leads the Oil Kings in scoring with 55 points (29 goals, 26 assists) in 61 games.
*LW Cole Ully (fifth round/2013) registered three points (one goal, two assists) in three games last week for Kamloops. Ully ranks sixth in the WHL in scoring with 80 points (30 goals, 50 assists) in 60 games.
United States Hockey League
*RW Matej Paulovic (fifth round/2013) had one goal and one assist in two games for Muskegon of the USHL. Paulovic ranks fourth on the Lumberjacks in scoring with 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) in 39 games.
*C Mattias Janmark (trade/2015) tallied six points (one goal, five assists) in three games over the past week for Frolunda in Sweden’s top league. The 22-year-old Janmark, acquired Sunday from Detroit in the Erik Cole deal, ranks second on Frolunda in scoring with 36 points (13 goals, 23 assists) in 53 games.
*D Mattias Backman (trade/2015) registered one goal and one assist in Linkoping’s 7-0 win over Djurgardens in Sweden’s top league over the weekend. The 22-year-old Backman, acquired from Detroit in the Cole trade, has 16 points (4 goals, 12 assists) in 23 games and ranks third on the team in ice time at 19:53 per game.
*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) did not score in two games for Farjestad in Sweden’s top league. Bystrom has five points (one goal, four assists) in 37 games.
*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013), who apparently has been battling through a thumb injury, played two games for Rogle in Sweden’s second highest league. Hansson did not score but logged 23:59 of ice time in Saturday’s game. He has 21 points (two goals, 19 assists) in 47 games.
*LW Emil Molin (fourth round/2011) picked up one assists in three games for Rogle. Molin has nine assists in 50 games this season.
*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) has been playing with Frolunda in junior hockey recently. He has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 21 junior games this season.
*D Esa Lindell (third round/2012) scored one goal in three games last week for Assat in Finland’s top league. His goal was an overtime-winner against KalPa. Lindell has 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 52 games and is tied for sixth among league defensemen in scoring.
*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) played one game and did not score for Ilves in Finland’s top league. He then missed two games due to injury. Makela has six assists in 30 games.
*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) scored two goals in three playoff games for HIFK in Finnish junior hockey. HIFK lost its first-round playoff series, 2-1.
*D Dmitry Sinitsyn (seventh round/2012) had no points in two games for Dynamo Moscow in Russia’s KHL. Sinitsyn has one assist in 15 KHL games this season.
*C Devin Shore (second round/2012) registered one assist in two games for the University of Maine over the weekend. Shore has 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 36 games. Maine plays Vermont in the Hockey East tournament this weekend.
*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) registered three points this past weekend, including his first goal of the season. Prapavessis scored his goal in RPI’s 4-3 win over St. Lawrence on Saturday. RPI plays Clarkson in the ECAC tournament this weekend.
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