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Stars sign center Riley Damiani to three-year, entry-level contract

The 18-year-old will report to Texas of the AHL on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2018-19 season

by Press Release @DallasStars / DallasStars.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Riley Damiani to a three-year, entry-level contract. Damiani will report to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

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Stars sign goaltender Jake Oettinger to three-year, entry-level contract

The 2017 first-round pick will report to Texas on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2018-19 season

by Press Release @DallasStars / DallasStars.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed goaltender Jake Oettinger to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Oettinger will report to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

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Stars adding skill, depth with recent signings through organization

As Dallas stocks young scorers in its pipeline, the results could be seen quickly at the AHL level

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

Slowly, but surely, the Stars are adding young scorers to their lineup -- and the results could be seen fairly quickly at the AHL level.

Dallas on Tuesday announced the signings of college players Rhett Gardner, Joseph Cecconi and Josh Melnick, and also the assignment for 2018 first-round draft pick Ty Dellandrea to the Texas Stars. All four could be in the lineup within the next two or three games.

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Stars sign three players to entry-level contracts

Gardner, Cecconi and Melnick will report to Texas of the AHL on amateur tryouts for the remainder of the season

by Press Release @DallasStars / DallasStars.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Rhett Gardner and defenseman Joseph Cecconi to two-year, entry-level contracts, and has signed right wing Josh Melnick to a one-year, entry-level contract, each beginning in 2019-20. Additionally, Gardner, Cecconi and Melnick will report to the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League on amateur tryouts for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

The club also assigned center Ty Dellandrea to the Texas Stars (AHL). Dellandrea, 18, spent the 2018-19 campaign with the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and led the club with 63 points (22-41=63) in 60 games. Over three seasons with Flint, the forward has amassed 146 points (62-84=146) in 184 games. The 6-foot-1, 190 pound center from Toronto, Ontario was selected by the Stars in the first round (13th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.

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Stars sign center Justin Dowling to two-year contract extension

The Cochrane, Alberta native's two-way deal will run through the 2020-21 season

by Press Release @DallasStars / DallasStars.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed center Justin Dowling to a two-year, two-way contract extension, which will run through the 2020-21 season.

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'Trying to soak it all in,' Felhaber putting up big numbers in OHL

The recently signed prospect has tallied 56 goals and 100 points in 62 games with the Ottawa 67's

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Dallas Stars added a new player to the prospect pool, signing RW Tye Felhaber to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. The 20-year-old Felhaber is putting up impressive numbers in the Ontario Hockey League, leading the league in goals (56) and ranking fourth in points (100) in 62 games with the Ottawa 67's.

Felhaber, an undrafted free agent, is an overage player and in his final year of eligibility in the OHL. He drew interest from many NHL teams before signing with the Stars.

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Stars sign right wing Tye Felhaber to three-year, entry-level contract

The 20-year-old has 55 goals and 99 points in 60 games for the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League

by Press Release @DallasStars / DallasStars.com

FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed right wing Tye Felhaber to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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The Pipeline: Robertson continues to rack up points in OHL

The forward prospect ranks third in league scoring with 23 points in his last 12 games

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

Dallas Stars forward prospect Jason Robertson continues to rack up the points in the Ontario Hockey League and so do Dallas prospects Riley Damiani and Liam Hawel, who both have been on nice runs recently.

Center Ty Dellandrea, the Stars' first-round pick in 2018, continues to be productive despite playing on a team that doesn't win very often. And in Europe, forwards Albin Eriksson, Jacob Peterson, and Oscar Back are faring well as young players in Sweden's top two leagues.

In the college ranks, after a slow start with a struggling Boston University team, goaltender Jake Oettinger has come on strong as the season has moved along.

Here's an update on Dallas prospects playing in Europe, college and juniors.

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'I'll always remember this': Stars' Robertson helps U.S. to silver at WJC

The 2017 second-round pick tied for seventh in scoring at his first tournament on the international stage

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship didn't end the way Stars prospect Jason Robertson and the United States had hoped.

Kaapo Kakko scored with 1:26 left in the third period to lift Finland to a 3-2 victory over the U.S. in the gold medal game at world juniors on Saturday night in Vancouver.

Robertson and the U.S., which had defeated Czech Republic and Russia in the playoff round to get to the title game, took home a silver medal. It was the fourth straight medal at world juniors for the U.S.

The 19-year-old Robertson tied for seventh in tournament scoring with seven points (one goal, six assists) in seven games.

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Why air of 'potential' makes first-round picks so intriguing

For a team trying to find out what it is, the Stars hope their top selections are huge contributors for years to come

by Mike Heika @MikeHeika / Senior Staff Writer

The intriguing thing about first-round draft picks is just how much everyone wants them to succeed.

The scouts that pick them are connected to these selections for life, with evaluations inside their team and reputations throughout the league linked to their top decisions.

The front offices that hire the scouts are likewise linked, but even more so in the big picture. While a good year might be getting two NHL players out of any one draft, the odds say your best chance is always with your first choice. The odds also say that pretty much every team has to build its core through the draft.

The coaches know talent is a huge part of winning at the NHL level, so they want the best talent to perform, and the best talent typically comes from first-round picks. They also realize there is pressure within the organization to have these guys succeed.

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