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Prospect Report

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

It came as no surprise that forward Denis Gurianov, Dallas’ first-round pick in 2015, was named to Russia’s selection camp roster for the 2016 World Junior Championship. Russia announced the roster last week. The camp got started on Saturday with 28 players vying to play at the tournament, which begins Dec. 26 in Finland.

Forward Roope Hintz, the Stars’ second-round pick in 2015, is attending Finland’s World Junior selection camp, which got underway Sunday. Hintz, who played for Finland at the 2015 World Juniors, is among 14 forwards at this year’s camp.

And forward Brett Pollock has signed a contract with the Dallas Stars. The club announced last week that Pollock, a second-round pick in 2014 who is playing with Edmonton of the WHL, signed a three-year entry-level deal.

Here’s a statistical update on how Dallas Stars prospects playing in Europe, juniors and college fared over the past week.

* Before heading to Russia’s World Juniors selection camp, RW Denis Gurianov (first round/2015) scored his third goal of the season for Lada Togliatti in the KHL, setting up in the slot and deflecting in a shot from the point. Gurianov has four points (three goals, one assist) in 31 games.

*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) returned to action for HV 71 in the Swedish Hockey League after missing eight games with a shoulder injury. Hansson played two games, registering no points and a plus-two rating. He logged 16:15 of ice time in the first game and 18:06 in the second. Hansson has 14 points (four goals, ten assists) in 19 games.

*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) did not score in two games for Oskarshamn in Sweden’s second highest league. Nyberg has six points (one goal, five assists) in 32 games.

*LW Roope Hintz (second round/2015) played in one game for HIFK in Finland’s top league over the past week and he did not score. Hintz has six points (one goal, five assists) in 14 games.

*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) played one game over the past week for Ilves in Finland’s top league, matching his season-high with five shots on goal. Makela has one assist in 18 games.

*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) recorded one assist in one game last week, giving him nine assists in 30 games with Assat in Finland’s top league. Vance ranks third in the league in average ice time at 24:13 per game.

*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) played two games for HIFK in Finnish juniors, registering no points. Karjalainen has six points (one goal, five assists) in 14 games.

*G Markus Ruusu (sixth round/2015) started two games for JYP-Akatemia in Finland’s second-highest league. He stopped 49 of 56 shots in taking two losses. Ruusu is 2-6-0 with a 3.41 goals-against average and .894 save percentage with JYP-Akatemia.

*G Henri Kiviaho (fifth round/2012) did not play over the past week.

*LW Brett Pollock (second round/2014) registered one goal and one assist in four games with Edmonton. Pollock has 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) in 33 games and leads the Oil Kings in scoring.

*D Chris Martenet (fourth round/2015) played three games over the past week for London, registering a plus-five rating. Martenet is plus-26 over 30 games and is tied for third in the OHL in plus/minus rating.

*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) did not have any points and was a plus-one in three games. Sanvido has five points (one goal, four assists) and a plus-seven rating in 13 games for Windsor.

*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) played three games for Niagara last week, registering no points and a plus-one rating. Haydon has four points (one goal, three assists) and a plus-four rating in 28 games.

*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) played three games for Flint, registering no points and an even rating. He has five points (one goal, four assists) and a plus-one rating in 20 games.

*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) played his first two games for Flint after being acquired in a trade, going 0-2-0 and stopping 50 of 57 shots. Moran is 9-9-1 this season in the OHL with a 3.02 goals-against average and .890 save percentage.

*D Joseph Cecconi (fifth round/2015) had one assist in two games for the University of Michigan. Cecconi has four assists and a plus-seven rating in 15 games.

*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) played two games over the weekend for RPI and did not score. Prapavessis has ten points (one goal, nine assists) in 19 games.

Russia Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Denis Gurianov RW Lada Togliatti (KHL) 31 3 1 4 -5 0
Finland Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Roope Hintz RW HIFK (Liiga) 14 1 5 6 0 0
Miro Karjalainen RW HIFK (Jr.) 14 1 5 6 +3 76
HIFK (Liiga) 2 0 0 0 0 0
Aleksi Makela D Ilves (Liiga) 18 0 1 1 -3 10
Leki (Finland-2) 6 0 2 2 +2 6
Troy Vance D Assat (Liiga) 30 0 9 9 0 20
Sweden Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Niklas Hansson D HV 71 (SHL) 19 4 10 14 0 10
John Nyberg D Oskarshamn (Sweden-2) 32 1 5 6 +5 24
WHL Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Brett Pollock LW Edmonton 33 11 22 33 +11 36
OHL Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Aaron Haydon D Niagara 28 1 3 4 +4 28
Chris Martenet D London 27 0 6 6 +26 41
Alex Peters D Flint 20 1 4 5 +1 24
Patrick Sanvido D Windsor 8 1 4 5 +7 8
NCAA Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Michael Prapavessis D RPI 19 1 9 10 -4 12
Joseph Cecconi D Michigan 15 0 4 4 +7 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) 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) 8 475 2-6-0 27/227 3.41 .894
Brent Moran G Niagara (OHL) 18 1013 9-7-1 51/414 3.02 .890
G Flint (OHL) 2 119 0-2-0 7/57 3.53 .891
G OHL Total 20 1132 9-9-2 58/471 3.07 .890

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 
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