With two slots in the lucky fifth round, the Dallas Stars used all their picks during the second day of the 2016 NHL Draft. You want size, speed, hockey IQ, a certain level of Swedishness? If you have a prospect fetish, you probably got served.
Say hello to the newest members of the Victory Green Brigade, with their draft positions and current teams:
- Center Fredrik Karlström (AIK J20) at No. 90
- Forward Rhett Gardner (University of North Dakota) at No. 116
- Goaltender Colton Point (Colgate University) at No. 128
- Right wing Nicholas Caamano (Flint Firebirds) at No. 146
- Defenseman Jakob Stenqvist (MODO J20) at No. 176
Some of the new prospects shared their excitement on social media, and now you know where to find them.
Very excited and honoured to be apart of the @DallasStars organization, thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way.— Nick Caamano (@nickcaamano10) June 25, 2016
Very proud and excited to be a part of @DallasStars— Jakob Stenqvist (@JaStenqvist) June 25, 2016
Meanwhile, the Stars would like you to learn more about left wing Riley Tufte (starting with his name, which is pronounced TUF-tee). Here's the new first-rounder in Victory Green, mic'ed up.
LA trades the final pick of the 2012 Draft for a goalie who was once picked much higher than that, Jack Campbell: https://t.co/WU7dG8QJ4X— Jewels frm the Crown (@JFTC_Kings) June 25, 2016
Just want to take a minute to thank the Dallas Stars for everything they did for me over the past 6 years. All the guys I got the chance to play and form a friendship with I just want to say how much that means to me and I wish you guys the best! To the trainers, coaches, and management I'm sorry things didn't work out as planned but thank you for everything you have done for me. And to the great Stars fans, I remember playing my first game after junior at the CPC and how loud you guys cheered for me, and continued to cheer for me through the highs and lows. Thank you all for everything. With all that being said I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to join the LA kings organization!
Razor, who knows a little about goaltending, explained why the move benefits Captain America as much as anyone.
Jack needed change. Was never going to happen for him here. Talented guy. Was best goalie his age on planet in late teens. Hope he finds it.— Daryl Reaugh (@Razor5Hole) June 25, 2016
And Jim Nill spoke his mind at the end of it all with Josh Bogorad.
Now that the draft is over, the Stars look all quiet on the free-agency front. [SportsDayDFW]
And Mike Heika uses the Campbell trade as the starting point for a lesson in expectations management. [SportsDayDFW]
Sabres acquire defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in deal with Panthers https://t.co/4sAu7Mgo4d— ESPN NHL coverage (@ESPN_NHL) June 25, 2016
And now that Buffalo has a defender from the Sunshine State, they're going after a forward. If you just guessed Steven Stamkos, you're not wrong. [Olean Times Herald]
Rumors abounded on Friday night that the Lightning and the Stars were working on a Ben Bishop trade.
It looks as if Bish will start the season in Tampa Bay – but GM Steve Yzerman expects to lose a goalie in the expansion draft if he doesn't make a trade eventually. [Tampa Bay Times]
Allan Muir recaps some of the more notable picks from this weekend, as well as some of the most shocking undrafted names. [Sports Illustrated]
Elsewhere, Gare Joyce picks the winners and losers of the weekend. [Sportsnet]
Also at Sportsnet: Jim Nill passing off the Stars' first-round announcement to Lindy Ruff – to the wild applause of the Buffalo faithful – made Luke Fox's list of the 16 best moments of the 2016 draft. [Sportsnet]
And CSN Chicago grades the Murder Death Kill Division on each team's draft haul. [CSN Chicago]
In all the other excitement, did you even notice that Auston Matthews is now the first player to wear the new Toronto Maple Leafs sweater? Chris Smith of Icethetics has more on uniform, logo and commemorative patch sightings.
Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque was arrested Friday night on DWI charges after a two-car collision in Andover, Massachusetts. [WCVB]
Finally: One last look from Icethetics at every NHL jersey that now adorns the class of 2016.