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Prospect Report

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

The playoffs continue in North American juniors and a couple of Dallas prospects have suited up in international play. Here’s an update on how Dallas Stars prospects who are still playing in juniors and Europe fared over the past week.

Ontario Hockey League

*LW Remi Elie (second round/2013) registered one assist as Erie defeated London, 5-2, to sweep its second-round OHL playoff series and advance to the Western Conference Finals against Ste. Sault Marie. Elie has 12 points (two goals, ten assists) in nine playoff games and is tied for 13th in OHL playoff scoring.

*C Jason Dickinson (first round/2013) registered two assists but Guelph lost, 3-2, in Game 4 of its second-round series and was swept by Sault Ste. Marie. Dickinson had eight points (four goals, four assists) in nine playoff games. Dickinson has joined the Texas Stars of the AHL.

*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) registered one assist as Niagara lost two of three games over the past week and was eliminated from the second round of the OHL playoffs by Oshawa, 4-1. Haydon finished the postseason with two assists in eleven games.

*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) did not play for Niagara over the past week as it was eliminated from the OHL playoffs. Moran saw limited playing time in Niagara’s two playoff series.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

*G Philippe Desrosiers (second round/2013) played in just one of three games as Rimouski won three straight to win its second-round series against Gatineau. Desrosiers was pulled after giving up two goals on four shots in the first 5:45 of Game 3 and did not play the rest of the series. Louis-Philip Guindon, who helped Rimouski rally for a 5-2 win in Game 3, started Games 4 and 5, allowing just one goal.

“Philippe had done nothing wrong on the two goal, but Guindon returned and delivered the goods. He changed the momentum of the match,” Rimouski coach Serge Beausoleil told media. “We have two good goalkeepers in whom we trust.”

Rimouski’s opponent in the QMJHL semifinals is to be determined.

United States Hockey League

*RW Matej Paulovic (fifth round/2013) registered one assist in three games as Muskegon took a 2-1 lead over Youngstown in the first round of the USHL playoffs.

Euro Hockey Tour

*D Esa Lindell (third round/2012) scored a goal as Finland defeated Russia, 4-2, at the Euro Hockey Tour, which is used a tune up for the upcoming World Championship. Dallas defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka is playing for Finland as well, registering no points in two games.

*C Mattias Janmark (trade/2015) did not factor in the scoring as Sweden defeated Czech Republic, 2-1, at the Euro Hockey Tour on Sunday. Janmark was released from Sweden’s squad after Sunday’s game.

Season completed

Below are the prospects playing in juniors, Europe and college who have finished their seasons.

*D Mattias Backman (trade/2015) – Swedish Hockey League. He is currently with the Texas Stars of the AHL.

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

D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) - Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.

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

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

*LW Emil Molin (fourth round/2011) – Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.

*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) – Swedish juniors.

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

*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) – Edmonton (WHL). Currently spending time with Texas Stars (AHL), but not expected to play.

*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). He is currently with the Texas Stars of the AHL.

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 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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