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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) did not register any points as HIFK split the first two games of the championship series with Tappara in Finland’s top league this past weekend. The best-of-seven series continues Tuesday. Hintz has 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 14 playoff games for HIFK and is averaging 14:15 of ice time per game.

*LW Markus Ruusu (sixth round/2015) has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Texas Stars of the AHL. He will likely serve as a practice goaltender with the team.


*D Aaron Haydon (sixth round/2014) had no points in one game as Niagara completed a sweep of its second-round OHL playoff series against Kingston. Niagara will play Barrie in the OHL’s Eastern Conference Finals. Haydon has 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and a plus-6 rating in 9 playoff games.

*D Chris Martenet (fourth round/2015) did not register any points in two games as London swept its second-round series against Kitchener. London will play Erie in the OHL’s Western Conference Finals. Martenet has no points and a plus-2 rating in 10 playoff games.


Finland Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Roope Hintz RW HIFK (Liiga Playoffs) 14 2 4 6 +2 4
OHL Position Team GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM
Aaron Haydon D Niagara (Playoffs) 9 2 1 3 +6 8
Chris Martenet D London (Playoffs) 10 0 0 0 +2 2


*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 Aleksi Makela (seventh round/2013) played 42 games for Ilves in Finland’s top league, registering 2 assists. Recorded 2 assists in 11 games with LeKi in Finland’s second highest league. Played 7 playoff games in Finnish juniors, scoring one goal as Ilves won the championship in Finland’s top junior league.

*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 Patrick Sanvido (seventh round/2014) registered 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 49 games for Windsor of the Ontario Hockey League. Picked up 1 assist in 5 playoff games.

*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.


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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