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Insider debate: Breaking down a wild week for the Stars

DallasStars.com senior staff writer Mike Heika and Stars radio analyst Bruce LeVine recap the Stars' free-agent signings and selections from the recent NHL Draft

by Mike Heika and Bruce LeVine / DallasStars.com

The Stars have been one of the busiest teams over the past week. Since free agency opened on July 28, the Stars have signed defensemen Ryan Suter and Jani Hakanpää, goaltender Braden Holtby, forwards Luke Glendening and Michael Raffl, and depth blueliners Alexander Petrovic and Andreas Borgman. They also made 10 selections at the 2021 NHL Draft held July 23 and 24. DallasStars.com senior staff writer Mike Heika and Stars radio analyst Bruce LeVine recap all the action from a busy week for the Stars.

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Extra picks 'huge' for Stars, who restock the prospect pipeline via draft

Dallas entered the draft with eight picks, but came away with 10 selections after trading down in the first round

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Having the IIHF Under-18 World Championships in North Texas this year turned out to be pretty important for the Stars' draft.

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Stars make 10 selections in 2021 NHL Draft

Headlined by first-round pick Johnston, the Stars add seven forwards and three defensemen to their prospect pipeline

by Dallas Stars Communications @DallasStars

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill and director of amateur scouting Joe McDonnell concluded the 2021 NHL Draft by selecting nine players on Saturday. Below is a review of all 10 picks from the two-day virtual draft.

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Stars select right wing Albert Sjoberg with 207th pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The six-foot, 183-pound right wing recorded 13 points in 18 games for Sodertalje Jr. of the Swedish Junior League during the 2020-21 season

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

With the 207th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Albert Sjoberg on Saturday from Sodertalje Jr. of the Swedish Junior League. The six-foot, 183-pound right wing recorded 13 points (10 goals, three assists) in 18 games for the junior team, and also appeared in 17 games for Sodertalje SK in the HockeyAllsvenskan league.

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Stars select center Francesco Arcuri with 175th pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-2, 201-pound center posted 15 points for the Steel Wings Linz of the Alps Hockey League during the 2020-21 season

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

With the 175th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Francesco Arcuri on Saturday from Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 6-foot-2, 201-pound center played for the Steel Wings Linz of the Alps Hockey League during the 2020-21 season because of the OHL season cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arcuri led the Steel Wings Linz with 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 18 games.

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Stars select defenseman Jacob Holmes with 143rd pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound defenseman posted nine points in 57 games as a rookie for the Soo Greyhounds during the 2019-20 campaign

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

With the 143rd overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Jacob Holmes on Saturday from Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The 6-foot-1, 205-pound defenseman posted nine points (three goals, six assists) in 57 games as a rookie for the Soo Greyhounds during the 2019-20 campaign, but didn't play in 2020-21 because of the OHL season cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stars select defenseman Jack Bar with 138th pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-2, 193-pound defenseman recorded 15 points in 34 regular-season games for the USHL's Clark Cup champion Steel

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

With the 138th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Jack Bar on Saturday from Chicago of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The 6-foot-2, 193-pound defenseman recorded 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in 34 regular-season games for the USHL's Clark Cup champion Steel.

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Stars select forward Conner Roulette with 111th pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward averaged over a point per game for the Thunderbirds in the shortened 2020-21 WHL season with 12 points in 11 games

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

With the 111th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Conner Roulette on Saturday from Seattle of the Western Hockey League (WHL). The 5-foot-11, 180-pound forward averaged over a point per game for the Thunderbirds in the shortened 2020-21 WHL season with 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 11 games.

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Stars select left wing Justin Ertel with 79th pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The 6-foot-2, 187-pound left wing led the Western Capitals with 28 points in 18 games during the 2020-21 season

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

With the 79th overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Justin Ertel on Saturday from Summerside of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MJAHL). The 6-foot-2, 187-pound left wing led the Western Capitals with 28 points (nine goals, 19 assists) in 18 games during the 2020-21 regular season, and ranked tied for sixth in MJAHL postseason scoring with nine points (three goals, six assists) in five contests.

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Stars select left wing Ayrton Martino with 73rd pick in 2021 NHL Draft

The 5-foot-11, 160-pound left wing led all USHL rookies in scoring with 56 points in 38 games during the 2020-21 season

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara / Digital Manager

With the 73rd overall pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Ayrton Martino on Saturday from Omaha of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The 5-foot-11, 160-pound left wing led all USHL rookies in scoring with 56 points (18 goals, 36 assists) and paced first-year players with 16 power-play helpers in 38 games during the 2020-21 season. Furthermore, Martino was named to the USHL All-Rookie Team and was a USHL Second Team All-Star.

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