Preliminary rosters for the 2016 World Junior Championship are starting to trickle out and on Monday Stars forward prospect Roope Hintz was named to Finland’s selection camp roster.
Hintz is no surprise. The Dallas second-round pick in 2015 played at last year’s tournament, recording two assists in five games for Finland.
Russia hasn’t released its preliminary roster yet but Denis Gurianov, the Dallas first-round pick in 2015, is expected to be on the roster.
The 2016 World Junior Championship will be played in Finland from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.
Stars goaltending prospect Brent Moran was part of a major trade in the Ontario Hockey League Sunday. The Niagara IceDogs sent Moran and five draft picks to the Flint Firebirds in exchange for goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic and defenseman Josh Wesley.
Moran, a fourth-round pick (115th overall) in 2014, is 9-7-1 this season with a 3.02 goals-against average and .890 save percentage.
Moran now will be teammates with fellow Stars prospect Alex Peters, who is the captain of the Flint Firebirds.
Here are updates on Dallas prospects playing in juniors, the European leagues and college.
*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) won his final start with Niagara, stopping 27 of 28 shots in a 4-1 victory over Mississauga on Friday.
*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) picked up two assists in three games for Flint over the past week. Peters has five points in 18 games.
*D Chris Martenet (fourth round/2015) had a plus-six rating in three games over the past week. Martenet is tied for ninth in the OHL with a plus-21 rating in 29 games played.
*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) and D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) both had no points in two games played over the past week.
*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) and the Edmonton Oil Kings played only one game over the past week. Pollock did not register any points. Pollock has 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 29 games.
*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) registered one assist in two games for RPI over the past week. Prapavessis has ten points (one goal, nine assists) in 17 games, ranking first on the team in assists and second in points.
*D Joseph Cecconi (fifth round/2015) picked up one assist in two games for the University of Michigan. Cecconi has three assists in 13 games.
*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) made his debut in Finland’s top league over the past week, playing two games with HIFK. Karjalainen had no points and one shot on goal while averaging just over six minutes per game.
*LW Roope Hintz (second round/2015) had no points in two games with HIFK. Hintz has six points (one goal, five assists) in 13 games
*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) had no points in two games for Ilves in Finland’s top league. Makela played a season-high 16:25 in Ilves’ 3-1 loss on Saturday.
*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) had no points in two games for Assat in Finland’s top league. Vance has eight assists in 29 games and ranks second in the league in ice time at 24:20 per game.
*G Markus Ruusu (sixth round/2015) won his only start of the week, stopping 30 of 32 shots in a 4-2 victory for JYP-Akatemia in Finland’s second highest league.
*G Henri Kiviaho (fifth round/2012) started one game in Finland’s top league, stopping 32 of 34 shots in Ilves’ 2-1 loss to Karpat.
*RW Denis Gurianov (first round/2015) had no points in two games for Lada Togliatti in Russia’s KHL. Gurianov has been playing on the fourth line recently and logging between five to nine minutes per game.
*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) picked up one assist in three games for Oskarshamn in Sweden’s second highest league. Nyberg has six points (one goal, five assists) in 30 games.
*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) remains out with a shoulder injury.
** = Injured
|Denis Gurianov ||RW ||Lada Togliatti (KHL) ||29 ||2 ||1 ||3 ||-6 ||0 |
|Roope Hintz ||RW ||HIFK (Liiga) ||13 ||1 ||5 ||6 ||0 ||0 |
|Miro Karjalainen ||RW ||HIFK (Jr.) ||12 ||1 ||5 ||6 ||+3 ||66 |
| || ||HIFK (Liiga) ||2 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 |
|Aleksi Makela ||D ||Ilves (Liiga) ||17 ||0 ||1 ||1 ||-2 ||10 |
| || ||Leki (Finland-2) ||6 ||0 ||2 ||2 ||+2 ||6 |
|Troy Vance ||D ||Assat (Liiga) ||29 ||0 ||8 ||8 ||-1 ||20 |
|Niklas Hansson** ||D ||HV 71 (SHL) ||17 ||4 ||10 ||14 ||-2 ||8 |
|John Nyberg ||D ||Oskarshamn (Sweden-2) ||30 ||1 ||5 ||6 ||+5 ||20 |
|Brett Pollock ||LW ||Edmonton ||29 ||10 ||21 ||31 ||+14 ||32 |
|Aaron Haydon ||D ||Niagara ||25 ||1 ||3 ||4 ||+3 ||28 |
|Chris Martenet ||D ||London ||27 ||0 ||6 ||6 ||+21 ||37 |
|Alex Peters ||D ||Flint ||15 ||1 ||4 ||5 ||+3 ||20 |
|Patrick Sanvido ||D ||Windsor ||8 ||1 ||4 ||5 ||+6 ||8 |
|Michael Prapavessis ||D ||RPI ||17 ||1 ||9 ||10 ||-5 ||8 |
|Joseph Cecconi ||D ||Michigan ||13 ||0 ||3 ||3 ||+6 ||6 |
| || || || || || || || || |
|Henri Kiviaho ||G ||Leki (Finland-2) ||4 ||210 ||0-3-1 ||13/85 ||3.71 ||.867 |
| ||G ||Ilves(Liiga) ||4 ||203 ||0-3-0 ||9/97 ||2.66 ||.915 |
|Markus Ruusu ||G ||JYP (Jr.) ||12 ||605 ||2-10-0 ||48/318 ||4.75 ||.869 |
| ||G ||JYP-Akatemia (Finland-2) ||6 ||356 ||2-4-0 ||20/178 ||3.37 ||.899 |
|Brent Moran ||G ||Niagara (OHL) ||18 ||1013 ||9-7-1 ||51/414 ||3.02 ||.890 |
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