Jason Robertson currently has 10 goals and 23 points in just 15 games. He’s T-6th in both categories across the NHL, and is on pace for a 54 goal, 125 point season. So what’s the secret? A big element of Robertson’s game is how the Dallas Stars forward excels in tight spaces: "You see certain guys around the league with good body control around traffic, around other bodies," linemate Joe Pavelski said. "A guy like Draisaitl, you’re like ‘Wow, that guy can protect the puck,’ so good that he creates more space for himself. "Jason’s like that. When he has it, he’s not giving it away, he’s not turning it over. He rolls out of the corners and puts himself in good areas to control the puck." It’s not just his puck handling either — Robertson uses the same skills to force turnovers, giving his team possession. It’s something that he’s always excelled at, whether you call it "practice makes perfect" or "natural talent:"
With the 115th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the Stars selected Gavin White from Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In his first full season with the Bulldogs, White, 19, ranked fifth among OHL defensemen in assists (46) and eighth in points (56), and finished the 2021-22 campaign ranked tied for seventh among all players in plus-minus (+35). As a member of the OHL champion Bulldogs, White recorded nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 10 postseason games. Thanks for sharing World Juniors Hockey Live
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The Texas Stars will open their 8th season at the newly-renamed H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Friday, October 14th versus the Charlotte Checkers.
The Dallas Stars shored up their minor-league goaltending on Thursday afternoon by re-signing prospect Maxime Lagace to a one-year contract extension.
Lagace was a restricted free agent who was qualified by the team on Monday along with Matej Stransky, Valeri Nichushkin and Jamie Oleksiak.He had an NHL salary of $575,000, which means his NHL qualifying offer would have been $632,500.
Terms of the contract were not announced (though they should be available on General Fanager and the like shortly), but with Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi written in ink in Dallas, it seems highly likely this is a two-way deal.
An undrafted free agent who has been in the Dallas system since 2012, Lagace posted a 19-10-3 record for the AHL's Texas Stars in the regular season last year with a 0.913 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average. At one point over the winter, he won 11 consecutive starts.
The Dallas Stars prospects are headed to Frisco again this summer and will be in town in just about a week for the annual development camp at the Dr Pepper StarCenter.
Highlights on the roster include this year's first-round selection Riley Tufte, local player Jeff Baum, and the return of Devin Shore, who played briefly in the NHL last year but had his season cut short by a shoulder injury. Philippe Desrosiers will be interesting to watch from a goalie perspective as well.
It also appears the Stars are continuing their affiliation with the South Korean national team and development program, as Sang Hoon Shin and Yeong Jun Seo are making their way across the Pacific for the camp.
The full schedule for the camp can be found here.
The camp will take place in Frisco and will be one of the last major on-ice activities before the long summer break. Alternatively, it marks the first event of the new season, just with a long layoff between this and when the current NHL roster returns to Dallas.