The Stars' first-round pick in 2015, Denis Gurianov is quickly settling into life in Texas. Thanks to his host family and American movies, the winger is making quick work of learning English. He's also getting a little help from the Captain.
Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn has offered some assistance to Gurianov as well, stopping by Frisco to work out with the young Russian.
"It was great for me," Gurianov said. "He helped me a lot, showed me some things. He tried to help me with my English and all different type of drills. He's a great player, and it was a heck of an experience for me."
Although his 2015-16 season in the KHL didn't go exactly as planned, both Gurianov and the Stars remain excited about his future with the organization.
"He had a tough year with the situation he was put in in the KHL," said Joe McDonnell, Stars director of amateur scouting. "He didn't get the ice time he would have liked, and definitely, we would have liked. He's a very talented kid, and we are very excited to get him over here and get him under our wing."
The expectation is that Gurianov will get a bigger role with the Texas Star of the AHL to push along the development process.
"I am really glad, and I hope it is going to be more minutes," Gurianov said. "I need that game experience. I need that ice time, so I am excited about it."
For more on Gurianov, head over to the link. [Stars Inside Edge]
Development Camp wrapped up yesterday. Taylor has you covered with a recap, and you can check out some of the action, thanks to Mark Stepneski.
Sean Shapiro also had this to say about the Stars' goalie prospects.
Desrosiers stood out like he should. Ruusu clearly benefitted from practicing with AHL team. Bow has AHL potential https://t.co/c5UMtCFcTR— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) July 9, 2016
Get to know Chris Martenet, the Stars' 6-foot-7 prospect who's from a basketball family. [Today's Slapshot]
Devin Shore, who's following Radek Faksa's example, is ready for his opportunity in Dallas. [NHL]
Denis Gurianov and Riley Tufte are becoming fast friends.
2015 first-round pick Denis Gurianov & 2016 first-round pick Riley Tufte. pic.twitter.com/Tn4KpTjxkc— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) July 9, 2016
Brandon Crombeen talks about what comes after you hang up your skates..
Here are the RFAs who are still looking for a contract. [The Score]
He may be headed to Nashville, but P.K. Subban is still committed to Montreal Children's Hospital. [Montreal Gazette]
Pavel Datsyuk has made it official with CSKA.
Pavel Datsyuk signs two-year contract in KHL with CSKA reportedly worth $7.5 million total https://t.co/n3VmtBKd1G— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) July 8, 2016
And finally, here's Dan Hamhuis on his arrival in Dallas.