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Small haul, but Stars 'happy' with picks to end Draft

Dallas adds long-term assets on Day 2 that should mix well with its previous acquisitions

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Stars had a quiet day Saturday at the NHL Entry Draft. Yet, they got done what they wanted to do.

Left with just three picks in six rounds because of previous trades, Dallas collected two more defensemen and a winger, and selected the players they said they wanted.

"We're happy," said Stars general manager Jim Nill. "We knew we didn't have a lot of picks going in, but we thought the scouts did a great job with what we had. We love our first-round pick, and I thought who we picked from the fourth round down, we did a good job."

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Get to know Stars' selections at 2019 NHL Draft

Learn more about the four picks that make up Dallas' newest crop of prospects

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill and Director of Amateur Scouting Joe McDonnell concluded the 2019 NHL Draft held at Rogers Arena by selecting three players on Saturday.

Below is a review of all four of the selections from the two-day draft.

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Nill says Zuccarello will explore free-agent market

The Stars GM says while discussions continue, the winger's decision allows both sides to 'see what else is out there'

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The free-agent dance between the Stars and Mats Zuccarello will continue past July 1, Dallas general manager Jim Nill said Friday, with both sides potentially studying new partners.

Nill has had several discussions with the camp for the 31-year-old winger, who was acquired in trade from the New York Rangers on Feb. 24

"We've talked a little bit with his agent, but he wants to test the free-agent market and he's got that right," Nill said Friday at the NHL Draft. "So they going to look into the market and see what else is out there and then we will swing back and see where he's at.

"We've got an interview period that starts Sunday, so we'll start talking to other people and he'll do the same thing and we'll see where things go."

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Steady, 'smart' Harley an easy choice for Stars in first round

The young defenseman gives Dallas the kind of depth that is needed to build a strong organization

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Thomas Harley was put in a tough spot last season, but it turned out to be a good spot.

The 17-year-old defenseman was asked to step up and play the top minutes for Mississauga, a difficult task which forced the 6-foot-3, 193-pounder to take his game to the next level. That helped the Steelheads to a spot in the playoffs and helped Harley to a spot in the first round of the NHL Draft.

The left-handed defenseman was taken 18th by the Stars on Friday in Vancouver.

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Stars select Thomas Harley with 18th overall pick at 2019 NHL Draft

The 17-year-old finished fourth among OHL defensemen with 47 assists in 2018-19 for Mississauga

by Press Release @DallasStars / Dallas Stars Communications

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill and Director of Amateur Scouting Joe McDonnell selected defenseman Thomas Harley with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Welcome to Dallas! Harley wears Stars jersey for first time

The defenseman was selected 18th overall in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft

by Staff Report @DallasStars / DallasStars.com

The Stars added to its talent-laden pool of defensemen on Friday, taking 17-year-old Thomas Harley with the 18th overall pick in the first round of the NHL Draft.

The 6-foot-3 Harley, a skilled, two-way blueliner, finished with 11 goals and 47 assists in 58 games last season with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL.

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2018 NHL Draft Rewind: Could Dellandrea crack Stars' roster next season?

The scrappy center has impressed Dallas scouts with his mental toughness playing for a struggling Flint team in juniors

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

The 2018 NHL Draft went almost by the book for the Stars, with Dallas selecting each of its own choices through seven rounds and adding an extra pick in the fourth round.

Dallas received the 100th overall pick from Chicago as part of the Johnny Oduya trade. Other than that, the Stars held to form.

Here are their eight picks:

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2017 NHL Draft Rewind: Stars struck gold with Miro - what about others?

A mix of budding stars and solid depth, Dallas' top-heavy haul could become one of its most impactful draft classes

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Maybe one of the best drafts the Stars have had in recent years, Dallas not only struck gold with Miro Heiskanen as the third overall selection, but also added important depth with Jake Oettinger and Jason Robertson.

Strangely enough, they also have lost three players from the draft, as Brett Davis and Liam Hawel went unsigned and goalie Dylan Ferguson was traded to Vegas.

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Who will Stars choose with first-round pick at NHL Draft?

A look at six prospects that could be available for Dallas with the 18th overall selection

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Dallas Stars will look to restock the prospect pool when they head to Vancouver later this week for the 2019 NHL Draft. The Stars have four picks in this year's draft including the 18th overall selection in the first round.

The Stars' other picks are in the fourth round (111th), fifth round (142nd), and sixth round (173rd). The Stars have only four picks this year because they used some of their selections to acquire players this past season. The second-round pick went to the New York Rangers in the Mats Zuccarello deal, the third-round pick went to New Jersey for Ben Lovejoy, and the seventh-round pick was dealt to Toronto for Connor Carrick.

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2019 NHL Draft guide: Date, time, TV schedule, live stream, picks

The Stars currently hold four selections in this year's draft, which will be held at Rogers Arena in Vancouver

by Staff Report @DallasStars / DallasStars.com

Here is what you need to know about the 2019 NHL Draft, which begins Friday with Round 1 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

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