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Prospect Report

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

The playoffs are underway in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL and the postseason continues in Europe. Here is the latest on Dallas Stars prospects still playing in juniors and Europe.

Europe

*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) registered one goal and one assist as Rogle defeated Vasteras in five games to win its promotion series and move up to the Swedish Hockey League next season. Hansson’s one goal in the series was the game-winner in game 4. Hansson finished with four points (one goal, three assists) in ten postseason games.

*LW Emil Molin (fourth round/2011) did not register any points in five games for Rogle in the promotion series with Vasteras. Molin registered four points (one goal, three assists) in ten postseason games.

*C Mattias Janmark (trade/2015) assisted on the game-winning goal and then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal as Frolunda defeated Lulea in Game 7 of the Swedish Hockey League quarterfinals. Janmark then picked up an assist as Frolunda defeated Vaxjo in the first game of the SHL semifinals. Janmark has six points (three goals, three assists) in eight playoff games.

*D Mattias Backman (trade/2015) did not register any points in four games as Linkoping defeated HV 71 in six games in the Swedish Hockey League quarterfinals. He did not register any points as Linkoping defeated Skelleftea in Game 1 of the semifinals.

*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) picked up one assist in three games as Frolunda won its quarterfinal series over MODO in the Swedish junior playoffs. Frolunda plays Linkoping in the semifinals. Nyberg has two points (one goal, one assist) in six playoff games.

Ontario Hockey League

*LW Remi Elie (second round/2013) registered one goal and one assist and was the first star of the game in Erie’s 3-1 win over Sarnia in game two of the first round OHL series. Elie has three points (two goals, one assist) in the series, which Erie leads 2-1.

*C Jason Dickinson (first round/2013) has two goals in two games for Guelph in its first round series against Owen Sound. The series is tied 1-1.

*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) had no points in two games as Niagara lost the first two games of its series to Ottawa.

*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) got the start in Game 2 of Niagara’s series with Ottawa, playing 31 minutes and allowing five goals on ten shots. Niagara trails in the series 2-0.

Western Hockey League

*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) scored two goals and was the first star of the game as Edmonton defeated Brandon 4-1 in Game 1 of the WHL’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Brandon bounced back to take the next two games and leads the series 2-1. Pollock has three points (two goals, one assist) in the series.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

*G Philippe Desrosiers (second round/2013) stopped 15 of 18 shots as Rimouski defeated Victoriaville 4-3 in overtime in game one of the first round playoff series. Desrosiers served as the backup in the second game, which Rimouski won 5-3.

United States Hockey League

*RW Matej Paulovic (fifth round/2013) registered one goal and one assist in two games for Muskegon over the past week. Paulovic has 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists) in 47 regular-season games.

Season completed

*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) – Swedish Hockey League. Now playing with Texas Stars (AHL).

*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) – Finland juniors.

*D Esa Lindell (third round/2012) – Finnish Elite League. Played with Texas Stars (AHL), now with Finland’s national team.

*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) – Finnish Elite League.

*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) – Plymouth (OHL).

*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) – RPI/NCAA.

*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) – Windsor (OHL).

*C Devin Shore (second round/2012) – University of Maine/NCAA. Now playing with Texas Stars (AHL).

*D Dmitry Sinitsyn (seventh round/2012) – Russia/KHL.

*LW Cole Ully (fifth round/2013) – Kamloops (WHL).

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This story was not subject to the 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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