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Prospect Report

by Mark Stepneski / Dallas Stars

Here’s an update on how Dallas Stars prospects still playing in Europe and juniors fared over the past week.


*LW Roope Hintz (second round/2015) scored two goals, including the game-winner, as HIFK opened its second-round playoff series with a 4-2 win over JYP. Hintz tied the game 2-2 seven minutes into the second period, splitting a two defenders and flipping the puck in the net as he broke in on goal. Three minutes later he gave HIFK a 3-2 lead, poking the puck away from a JYP player in the defensive zone to create a breakaway that he finished with a backhand shot. Hintz has 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 9 playoff games. HIFK leads the series 2-1.

*D Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) scored one goal in three games as Ilves won the championship in Finland’s top junior league. Makela scored the first goal in Ilves’ 6-5 victory in the first game of the championship series, which it swept, 2-0, over the Espoo Blues. Makela finished the postseason with one goal in seven games.

RW Denis Gurianov (first round/2015) is practicing with Russia’s U20 team, which will play at the 4 Nations tournament in Czech Republic later this week. Gurianov has been skating on the top line at practices recently.


*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) picked up one assist in three games as Niagara advanced to the second round of the OHL playoffs, eliminating Ottawa in five games, 4-1. Haydon had one assist in the five games.

*D Chris Martenet (fourth round/2015) had no points in four games last week as London finished off its first-round playoff series against Owen Sound in six games, 4-2. Martenet has no points in six playoff games.

*D Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) had no points in three games as Windsor was eliminated by Kitchener in the first round of the OHL playoffs in five games, 4-1. Sanvido had one assist in five games.


*RW Denis Gurianov (first round/2015) registered 5 points (4 goals, 1 assist) in 47 games with Lada Togliatti in the KHL. Recorded 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) in 7 games in Russian juniors.

*D Niklas Hansson (third round/2013) finished the season with 22 points (7 goals, 15 assists) in 44 games for HV 71 in the Swedish Hockey League. He had no points in six playoff games. Signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars and joined the Texas Stars after signing an amateur tryout contract with the AHL club.

*D John Nyberg (sixth round/2014) Registered 9 points (1 goal, 8 assists) with Oskarshamn in Sweden’s second highest league. Played 6 games with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League, registering no points. Had no points in 5 playoff games in the second highest league and 3 assists in 3 playoff games for Frolunda in junior playoffs.

*D Troy Vance (fifth round/2011) registered 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) in 59 games with Assat in Finland’s top league.

*G Markus Ruusu (sixth round/2015) had a 3.09 goals-against average and .900 save percentage with JYP-Akatemia in Finland’s second highest league. Posted a 3.99 goals-against average and .886 save percentage with JYP in Finnish juniors.

*G Henri Kiviaho (fifth round/2012) posted a 2.76 goals-against average and .903 save percentage in Finland’s top league. Had a 3.28 goals-against average and .889 save percentage with LeKi in Finland’s second highest league.

*D Miro Karjalainen (fifth round/2014) played 17 games in Finnish juniors, registering 7 points (1 goal, 6 assists) and 105 penalty minutes for HIFK. Played seven games in Finland’s second highest league, registering no points and seven playoff games in the second league, picking up two assists for Kiekko-Vantaa.

*D Michael Prapavessis (fourth round/2014) registered 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 40 games with RPI in college hockey, leading the team in defenseman scoring.

*D Joseph Cecconi (fifth round/2015) registered 7 assists in 38 games in his freshman season at the University of Michigan.

*D Alex Peters (third round/2014) recorded 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) in 55 games with Flint of the Ontario Hockey League.

*G Brent Moran (fourth round/2014) played for both Niagara and Flint in the Ontario Hockey League, posting a 13-25-4 record, 3.86 goals-against average and .881 save percentage.

Russia Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Denis Gurianov RW Lada Togliatti (KHL) 47 4 1 5 -11 6
Lada Togliatti (MHL) 7 4 2 6 0 4
Finland Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Roope Hintz RW HIFK (Liiga) 33 8 12 20 +15 4
Playoffs (Liiga) 9 2 3 5 +1 2
Miro Karjalainen RW HIFK (Jr.) 17 1 6 7 +2 105
Kiekko-Vantaa (Finalnd-2) 7 0 0 0 -1 25
Playoffs (Finalnd-2) 7 0 2 2 -1 2
HIFK (Liiga) 2 0 0 0 0 0
Aleksi Makela D Ilves (Liiga) 42 0 2 2 -13 20
Leki (Finland-2) 11 0 2 2 -2 10
Playoffs (Ilves, Finalnd, Jr.) 7 1 0 1 0 2
Troy Vance D Assat (Liiga) 59 3 16 19 +3 36
Sweden Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Niklas Hansson D HV 71 (SHL) 44 7 15 22 -12 14
Playoffs 6 0 0 0 +1 0
John Nyberg D Oskarshamn (Sweden-2) 46 1 8 9 -2 36
  D Qualification (Sweden-2) 5 0 0 0 -3 0
Frolunda (SHL) 6 0 0 0 -1 2
  D Frolunda, Jr. (Playoffs) 3 0 3 3 +4 6
OHL Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Aaron Haydon D Niagara 65 5 12 17 +22 56
    Playoffs 5 0 1 1 +1 8
Chris Martenet D London 67 3 9 12 +44 85
    Playoffs 4 0 0 0 +1 2
Alex Peters D Flint 55 1 11 12 -7 66
Patrick Sanvido D Windsor 49 1 9 10 +21 30
    Playoffs 5 0 1 1 -5 0
NCAA Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Michael Prapavessis D RPI 40 4 14 18 -6 16
Joseph Cecconi D Michigan 38 0 7 7 +10 16
Goalies
Player Team GP MIN Record GA/SVS GAA SV%
Henri Kiviaho G Leki (Finland-2) 10 509 0-7-3 31/248 3.28 .889
G Ilves(Liiga) 19 1001 3-10-2 46/430 2.76 .903
Markus Ruusu G JYP (Jr.) 18 962 5-13-0 64/497 3.99 .886
G JYP-Akatemia (Finland-2) 20 1164 5-14-0 60/540 3.09 .900
Brent Moran G Niagara (OHL) 18 1013 9-7-1 51/414 3.02 .890
G Flint (OHL) 30 1492 4-18-3 110/782 4.42 .877
G OHL Total 48 2505 13-25-4 161/1196 3.86 .881

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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