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Prospect Report

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Stars prospects Remi Elie and Philippe Desrosiers moved onto the league championship series in junior hockey. And Matej Paulovic’s USHL team is one win away from going to the Clark Cup Final. Here is the latest on Dallas Stars prospects still involved in postseason play.

Ontario Hockey League

*LW Remi Elie (second round/2013) registered three assists as Erie advanced to the OHL championship series with a 7-3 win over Sault Ste. Marie Saturday night.

Elie has played recently on Erie’s top line with Connor McDavid, who is expected to go first overall in the NHL Draft next month. Elie has registered points in 12 of Erie’s 15 playoff games. He has 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) and is tied for fifth in OHL playoff scoring.

The Otters, who won the Western Conference Finals in six games, will take on Oshawa in the OHL championship series. The winner will represent the OHL at the Memorial Cup later this month.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

*G Philippe Desrosiers (second round/2013) is headed to the QMJHL championship series after Rimouski swept Val-d'Or, 4-0, in the semifinals.

Desrosiers continues to play the role of backup to Louis-Philip Guindon, who has been spectacular in the playoffs with a 9-0 record, 1.12 goals-against average and .951 save percentage. Desrosiers has posted a 3-1 mark with a 2.49 goals-against average and .908 save percentage.

Rimouski will play Quebec in the championship series. With Quebec serving as the host team for this year’s Memorial Cup, Rimouski qualified for the Memorial Cup by making it to the QMJHL finals, which get underway Tuesday.

United States Hockey League

*RW Matej Paulovic (fifth round/2013) scored the game-winning goal as Muskegon defeated Dubuque 3-1 Friday to take a 2-1 series lead in the Clark Cup conference finals. Dubuque bounced back to win Saturday, forcing a fifth and deciding game Tuesday. The winner takes on Sioux Falls in the Clark Cup Final.

Paulovic has five points (one goal, four assists) in eight playoff games.

Season completed

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

*D Mattias Backman (trade/2015) – 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) with Linkoping of Swedish Hockey League. Played one regular-season game and two playoff games with Texas Stars (AHL).

*D Ludwig Bystrom (second round/2012) – Five points (one goal, four assists) in 38 games with Farjestad of the Swedish Hockey League. Played 12 regular season games with Texas Stars (AHL).

*C Jason Dickinson (first round/2013) – 71 points (27 goals, 44 assists) in 56 games with Guelph (OHL). Played two regular-season games and three playoff games with Texas Stars (AHL).

*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) – 21 points (two goals, 19 assists) with Rogle of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.

*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) – 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) with Niagara (OHL).

*C Mattias Janmark (trade/2015) – 36 points (13 goals, 23 assists) with Frolunda of Swedish Hockey League. Played one playoff game with Texas Stars (AHL).

*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) – One assist in ten games with HIFK in Finland juniors. Missed extended time with injury/illness.

*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) – Six assists in 30 games with Ilves of Finnish Elite League.

*LW Emil Molin (fourth round/2011) – Nine assists in 50 games with Rogle of Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan.

*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) – 18-18-1 record, 3.46 goals-against average and .891 save percentage with Niagara (OHL).

*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) – 17 points (seven goals, ten assists) in 25 games in Swedish juniors. One assist in 16 games with Frolunda of Swedish Hockey League.

*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) – Four assists in eight games with Plymouth (OHL). Missed most of the season with knee injury.

*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) – 62 points (32 goals, 30 assists) with Edmonton (WHL). Spent time with Texas Stars of the AHL, but did not play.

*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) – Eight points (one goal, seven assists with RPI (NCAA).

*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) – Eleven points (three goals, eight assists) with Windsor (OHL).

*C Devin Shore (second round/2012) – 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) in 39 games with the University of Maine (NCAA). Played 19 regular-season games and three playoff games with Texas Stars (AHL).

*D Dmitry Sinitsyn (seventh round/2012) – Nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 20 games with Dynamo Moscow (KHL).

*LW Cole Ully (fifth round/2013) – 94 points (34 goals, 60 assists) in 69 games with Kamloops (WHL). Played two regular-season games with Texas Stars (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 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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