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Stars come away with four defensemen among the six picks at the NHL Draft

Dallas used its first four selections on blueliners, including Jordan Kyrou and George Fegaras in the second and third rounds, respectively

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

MONTREAL -- The Stars relied on need and familiarity on Day 2 of the NHL Draft on Friday, and they believe that could work out for them.

Dallas added three right-handed defensemen to the left-handed blueliner they took in the first round on Thursday, filling a huge hole in the prospect pool. They also took two teammates of current prospects and the brother of an NHL player and believe that could help hedge their bet a little.

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Stars make six selections in 2022 NHL Draft

Headlined by first-round pick Bichsel, the Stars add four defensemen, a goalie and a forward to their prospect pipeline

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill and director of amateur scouting Joe McDonnell concluded the 2022 NHL Draft by selecting five players on Friday. Below is a review of all six picks from the two-day draft at Bell Centre in Montreal.

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Stars select Matthew Seminoff with 179th overall pick in 2022 NHL Draft

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound right wing scored a career-high 26 goals with the Blazers last season and finished fifth on the team with 57 points in 64 games

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- With the 179th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Matthew Seminoff from Kamloops of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

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Stars select Maxim Mayorov with 147th overall pick in 2022 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-6, 196-pound goalie posted a 14-10-2 record, 2.16 goals-against average and .931 save percentage in 32 appearances with Togliatti in the 2021-22 season

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- With the 147th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Maxim Mayorov from Ladia Togliatti of the MHL.

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Stars select Gavin White with 115th overall pick in 2022 NHL Draft

The 6-foot, 181-pound blueliner ranked fifth among OHL d-men in assists and eighth in points during the 2021-22 campaign

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- With the 115th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Gavin White from Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

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Stars select George Fegaras with 83rd overall pick in 2022 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-1, 188-pound rearguard ranked third among OJHL defensemen in goals, assists and points in 52 games last season

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- With the 83rd overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Stars selected George Fegaras from North York of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL).

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Stars select Christian Kyrou with 50th overall pick in 2022 NHL Draft

The 5-foot-10, 182-pound defenseman ranked fourth among OHL blueliners with 60 points in the 2021-22 season

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- With the 50th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Christian Kyrou from Erie of the Ontario Hockey League.

Kyrou, 18, ranked fourth among OHL defensemen with 60 points (18 goals, 42 assists) with the Otters in the 2021-22 season. He also ranked tied for third among league d-men in game-winning goals (four).

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Stars stick to their list, add depth on D with first-round pick Bichsel

The 6-foot-5, 216-pound defenseman was high on the list all season long and even as an underage at the 2021 U18s in Frisco

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

MONTREAL -- Stars fans have been treated to almost immediate fireworks from recent drafts, but this year's first-round selection might be a little more of a slow burn.

While players like Wyatt Johnston, Mavrik Bourque and Logan Stankoven have posted an explosion of points in Canada's junior hockey leagues, Lian Bichsel will probably take a little more time.

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Lian Bichsel's skillset extends beyond the ice rink

The Olten, Switzerland native speaks multiple languages and knows how to get the job done in the kitchen

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- They say a mother knows best. So, when Lian Bichsel said his mom approves of his cuisine, then he must be one heck of a cook.

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Stars select Lian Bichsel with 18th overall pick in 2022 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-5, 216-pound defenseman spent the majority of the 2021-22 campaign with Leksand of the Swedish Hockey League, posting three points in 29 games

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

MONTREAL -- With the 18th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Stars selected defenseman Lian Bichsel from Leksand of the Swedish Hockey League.

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