While the Dallas Stars draft class of 2017 has been making headlines, it’s also good to look at just how well the class of 2021 is doing. Because within the next few years the kids will be making waves with the Stars at the NHL level
Dallas Stars radio broadcaster Bruce LeVine took to Twitter earlier in the month to inform his followers that more potential franchise greats are on cusp of playing in the NHL in years to come. Noting “long term success” looking at the production of current prospects. Giving Stars’ scouts their credit from
The Stars’ first round pick, Wyatt Johnston. Playing up to his title of first round pick, Johnston is leading the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) in scoring. His head coach of the Windsor Spitfires opened up about the skilled forward on his team.
“I don’t know what else he can do at this level,” Windsor coach Marc Savard said. “So that’s something we do talk about and something I know he’s got a goal set is moving on as quick as he can.” Clearly the coach sees Johnston making a living out of playing the coolest sport on earth.
Second round pick, Logan Stankoven also knows how to score. An electrifying player from the Western Hockey League (WHL). He also brings cellys to the table.
More on Stankoven, he is showing to be an opportunistic playmaker. As a forward of the Kamloops Blazers, he is top five in points,and short handed goals. He’s also collected a couple hat tricks during this season, too. You can never have too much goal scoring in today’s offense first NHL.
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Looking back at the 2021 draft it looks positive overall for the Dallas Stars. There’s always room for criticism. Especially in sports media. Outlets want to assess potential pros, and potential cons to provide further depth for the readers. There was only one low mark for the Stars’ draft, and that was Francesco Arcuri. However, they do mention that he improves every year. There’s a slight on his size, but Arcuri is still in his teens and he’ll have plenty of time going through the minors to naturally build that man strength. For all we know he could be the biggest catch of the draft.
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