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Stars Select Four Players On Day 2 Of Draft

by Dallas Stars Staff / Dallas Stars

The Dallas Stars selected five players on day two of the NHL Entry Draft, comprised of rounds two through seven. The Stars drafted six new prospects, total, in the draft, including number one pick Scott Glennie with the eighth overall selection on Friday night.


Alex Chiasson
Confident Chiasson Choosing The College Route
Round Two Pick (38th overall): With their first pick of day two, the Stars selected right wing Alex Chiasson with the 38th overall selection in round two. Chiasson played this past season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), leading the team in scoring with 17 goals and 33 assists for 50 points in 56 games. He was selected to the USHL All-Rookie Team and played in the 2009 USHL All-Star Game. Chiasson plans to play at Boston University next season. He is a native of St. Augustin, Quebec.

What they’re saying about Alex Chiasson:

“He obviously has real good size, and he is a physical power-type of player. He's aggressive, big and goes hard to the net. We saw him early last season and he's really committed to becoming a good player. His skating has improved quite a bit under J.P. Parise in Des Moines, and its gone from a concern into a positive for him. He's good down low and makes good decisions. He'll go to Boston University and we are really excited about his potential.” – Stars scout Bob Gernander

"Alex Chiasson is a big player, he has tremendous size. He has shown vast improvement since the beginning of the season and therefore his quickness has improved and is evident on the ice and in his statistics. He's got a competitive attitude and has great potential as a professional hockey player." - J.P. Parise, Des Moines Buccaneers Head Coach and General Manager

“Alex shows a real strong competitiveness and willingness to go to the net. He takes the hit to
make the play, yet at the same time can stickhandle in a telephone booth and find the open man. Night in, night out, he comes to play -- the effort is always there." - Jack Barzee, NHL Central Scouting

Reilly Smith
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Round Three Pick (69th overall): Dallas selected right wing Reilly Smith from St. Michaels of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Smith ranked second on his team in scoring with 27 goals and 48 assists for 75 points in 49 games (1.53 points-per-game).

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Dallas did not have a fourth round selection, as it was traded to Tampa Bay as part of the Brad Richards deal.

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Tomas Vincour
Round Five Pick (129th overall): The Stars drafted center Tomas Vincour, a Czech Republic native who played with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL last season (49 games, 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points). He also played for the Czech Republic at the 2009 World Juniors, recording three assists and a plus-two rating in six games. Vincour lists making that team his most memorable hockey moment so far.

NHL.com: Physical Play OK With Vincour

What they’re saying about Tomas Vincour:

"He projects to be a power forward. He's a big, strong kid who skates and shoots the puck very well. He plays up and down and a physical brand of hockey and he's very effective. He uses his skating to drive the net and he takes the puck to the danger areas." – Edmonton Head Coach Steve Pleau.

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Curtis McKenzie
Round Six Pick (159th overall): Dallas selected left wing Curtis McKenzie from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). A native of Golden, BC, McKenzie played in 53 games for Penticton last season, scoring 30 goals and 34 assists with 90 penalty minutes.

What they are saying about Curtis McKenzie:

“He is an ‘in-your-face’ heart and soul type of winger who loves to play in traffic. He shows some good finish and will pay the price to get the job done. He is going to play at Miami next year. – Stars scout Dennis Holland

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Dallas Stars 2009 NHL Entry Draft Selections

Rnd (overall) Player Team Height/Weight 2008-09 Stats
1(8th) RW Scott Glennie Brandon (WHL) 6-1/177 55GP, 28G, 42A, 70PTS, 25PIM
2 (38th) RW Alex Chiasson Iowa (USHL) 6-4/187 56GP, 17G, 33A, 50PTS, 101PIM
3 (69th) RW Reilly Smith St. Michaels (OJHL) 6-0/157 49GP, 27G, 48A, 75PTS, 44PIM
4 (99th) **No Pick – Traded to Tampa Bay in Feb., 2008 as part of Brad Richards deal.
5 (129th) C Tomas Vincour Edmonton (WHL) 6-2/203 49GP, 17G, 19A, 36PTS, 23PIM
6 (159th) LW Curtis McKenzie Penticton (BCHL) 6-2/192 53GP, 30G, 34A, 64PTS, 90PIM
7 (189th) **No Pick - Traded to San Jose at today’s draft in exchange for the Sharks’ 6th Round Pick in 2010




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