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Prospect Report

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Here’s an update on Dallas Stars prospects playing in juniors, college and in the European leagues this season.

*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) registered five points (one goal, four assists) in four games over the past week for the Edmonton Oil Kings. Pollock has 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) in 25 games, ranking second on the team in scoring.

*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) posted his first shutout of the season, stopping 23 shots in Niagara’s 3-0 victory over Windsor on Sunday. Moran is 4-0-1 in his past five starts with a 1.78 goals-against average and .924 save percentage during that stretch.

*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) picked up two assists in three games for Niagara over the past week, giving him points in four of his last seven games. Haydon, who has been a plus-player in five straight games, has four points (one goal, three assists) in 20 games.

*D Chris Martenet (fourth round/2015) registered two assists in London’s 9-4 victory over Mississauga on Sunday, giving him six assists in 21 games.

*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) and D Alex Peters (third round/2014) both remain out with injury.

*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) scored his first goal of the season, tallying the game-winning goal in RPI’s 3-2 win over Bentley University Friday night. Prapavessis, a sophomore, has five points (one goal, four assists) in 12 games.

*D Joseph Cecconi (fifth round/2015) did not register any points in two games for the University of Michigan. Cecconi, a freshman, has one assist in nine games.

*RW Denis Gurianov (first round/2015) had no points in two games for Lada Togliatti in Russia’s KHL over the past week. Gurianov has three points (two goals, one assist) in 24 games.

*LW Roope Hintz (second round/2015) picked up three assists in three games for HIFK in Finland’s top league over the past week. Hintz has four assists in seven games after missing the first part of the season with a back injury.

*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) played two games in Finland’s top league, registering no points. He has one assist in 12 games with Ilves.

*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) played one game for HIFK in juniors over the past week, registering one assist. Karjalainen has six points (one goal, five assists) in nine games.

*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) picked up one assist in four games with Assat in Finland’s top league, giving him six assists in 25 games. Vance leads the league in ice time at 24:40 per game.

*G Henri Kiviaho (fifth round/2012) got one start for Ilves in Finland’s top league last week, stopping 32 shots in a 3-2 loss to SaiPa. Kiviaho has played three games in the top league, posting an 0-2 record, 2.90 goals-against average and .903 save percentage.

*G Markus Ruusu (sixth round/2015) got one start in Finland’s second highest league, stopping 32 of 34 shots in a 2-1 loss for JYP-Akatemia.

*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) played one game in Sweden’s second highest league, registering no points. Nyberg has five points (one goal, four assists) in 24 games.

*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) is out with a shoulder injury in Sweden’s top league.

Russia Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Denis Gurianov RW Lada Togliatti (KHL) 24 2 1 3 -5 0
Finland Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Roope Hintz RW HIFK (Liiga) 7 0 4 4 0 0
Miro Karjalainen RW HIFK (Jr.) 9 1 5 6 +2 66
Aleksi Makela D Ilves (Liiga) 12 0 1 1 -1 6
Leki (Finland-2) 6 0 2 2 +2 6
Troy Vance D Assat (Liiga) 25 0 6 6 +3 20
Sweden Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Niklas Hansson D HV 71 (SHL) 17 4 10 14 -2 8
John Nyberg D Oskarshamn (Sweden-2) 24 1 4 5 +5 18
OHL Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Aaron Haydon D Niagara 20 1 3 4 +3 23
Chris Martenet D London 21 0 6 6 +16 33
Alex Peters D Flint 14 1 2 3 +1 18
Patrick Sanvido** D Windsor 5 0 3 3 +1 6
NCAA Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Michael Prapavessis D RPI 12 1 4 5 -7 8
Joseph Cecconi D Michigan 9 0 1 1 +1 6
Player Team GP MIN Record GA/SVS GAA SV%
Henri Kiviaho G Leki (Finland-2) 4 210 0-3-1 13/85 3.71 .867
G Ilves(Liiga) 3 145 0-2-0 7/65 2.90 .903
Markus Ruusu G JYP (Jr.) 12 605 2-10-0 48/318 4.75 .869
G JYP-Akatemia (Finland-2) 4 239 1-3-0 15/130 3.77 .897
Brent Moran G Niagara (OHL) 13 740 6-5-0 38/285 3.08 .882

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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