2014 NHL Draft: Dallas Stars Select D Alex Peters, Plymouth, OHL

Mitchell Leff

The Stars went back for more defense in the third round at pick 75.

With the 75th pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft the Dallas Stars have selected defenseman Alex Peters from the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.

Peters is said to be a big lad- 6'4" and over 200 lbs according to most reports. His 18th birthday is less than a week away, so you have to think there's still some growing to do there, and certainly some filling out and physical maturation. Shoot left. Born in Ontario.

Let's see what some of the experts have to say out there in their first reactions...

Safe. Shutdown. Not sexy words on draft day, perhaps, but you have to trust that these guys know what they're doing and then see how it unfolds in the coming years. They're showing us a little bit of everything to this point. The offensive d-man righty. The raw, skilled center. The big, stay at home defenseman. Variety is the spice of life, and you need a little bit of everything...

Regular Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM
2012-2013 Plymouth Whalers 58 0 12 12 9 31
2013-2014 Plymouth Whalers 50 3 6 9 -3 44

From McKeens...

makes a solid first pass and keeps his game very simple.. rarely gets into trouble and displays a low panic threshold .. showed good improvements in his ability and willingness to make plays ..competes within his limits and never pushed it past the red line before locating an option .. despite his massive size, he does not employ a physical brand of play but rather elects to smother and suffocate his man down low .. plays an honest game, rubbing opponents out and delivering checks if presented with the opportunity .

Big, but not does employ a physical brand of play... Sometimes smarter is better. Sometimes, though, you just want to find a big, nasty _____ _______. So we'll wait and see.

Welcome to the Dallas Stars family, Alex Peters.

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