World Championships: Dallas Stars Update


The IIHF World Championships are currently underway in the Czech Republic right now and there are many Dallas Stars players competing for their respective countries. A few players were not able to make the trip due to injuries which forced them to have surgery but the guys that did fly overseas, have made lots of contributions so far.

Tyler Seguin – Canada

  • 2 goals
  • 0 assists
  • 13 shots on goal

After a brilliant season was slowed down due to injury, Tyler Seguin finished off with a bang. For the most part, Seguin has been playing on the 2nd line and he started off the tournament playing with Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and Tyler Ennis of the Buffalo Sabres, who just happens to be the shortest player on Team Canada. Seguin’s two goals have come against the Czech Republic and Sweden and one of them was a game-winner.

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Jason Spezza – Canada

  • 2 goals
  • 2 assists
  • 12 shots on goal

In Jason Spezza’s first season with the Dallas Stars, he didn’t exactly play as well as we were used to see him play but his style and effectiveness was essential for the Stars. He has had a rather nice time over in the Czech Republic as we’ve seen him get an assist on a game-winning goal, and score twice in a game against Latvia. He has been very active, just like Tyler Seguin, in terms of shooting the puck.

Cody Eakin – Canada 

  • 2 goals
  • 0 assists
  • 4 shots on goal

After signing a new two-year contract with the Stars shortly before the season began, Cody Eakin went on to have a fairly solid year and got lots of playing time as the top center when Tyler Seguin was out due to injury. Both of his goals came against Germany and he has played well in his short time in international play.

John Klingberg – Sweden

  • o goals
  • 3 assists
  • 8 shots on goal

John Klingberg was just one of the many storylines of the season for the Stars. After a breakout season in his rookie year in the NHL, he recently inked a new seven-year deal with the Stars as an obvious part of their plan for the future. Though he hasn’t scored yet, Klingberg has had an impact defensively and offensively. It’s nice to see him getting some extra experience during the summertime so he can hopefully build on a great 2014-15 season.

Jyrki Jokipakka – Finland

  • 2 goals
  • 0 assists
  • 3 shots on net

Jyrki Jokipakka was called up to the Dallas Stars organization early on in the season and though he didn’t have the impact that Klingberg did, he was still important and showed us a glimpse of his future. He has had two early goals so far in the World Championships and has helped Finalnd get a few quality wins. This should help him learn a few more tricks that can help his game in the NHL.

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Antoine Roussel – France

  • 0 goals
  • 0 assists
  • 2 shots on goal

Fan favorite, Antoine Roussel, was signed to a four-year deal with the Dallas Stars this summer which helped avoid arbitration. He’s known for his hard play and fights on the ice which is why Stars fans love him so much. So far in the World Championships, he has been a non-factor and even though France has only won one game so far, it’s still fun to watch Roussel play hockey.

Jhonas Enroth – Sweden

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  • Goals Allowed: 6

Jhonas Enroth came to Dallas about halfway through the season after he was traded away for Anders Lindback. Though it looked as if the Stars still didn’t have a good backup goalie, Enroth turned it on near season’s end and had an incredible last week of regular season hockey. He has shared his playing time with Anders Nilsson on Team Sweden and has looked nice so far, even helping Sweden win a shootout. He has kept the opponent goal scoring to a minimum and has helped Sweden pick up a few key wins.

Esa Lindell – Finland

  • 1 goal
  • 3 assists
  • 13 shots on goal

Esa Lindell was drafted by the Stars in 2012. He played with Assat Pori, which is in Finland, last season and really opened eyes. He was assigned to the Texas Stars after Assat Pori’s season was over. In the World Championships, he has done some nice work on the power play and is definitely a bright spot in the Stars organization right now. He had a few loaded games on the stat sheet and has looked like one of Finland’s better players. Hopefully we get to see him in Dallas sometime soon.

Jack Campbell – United States

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  • Goals Allowed: 7

Jack Campbell has played many games with the Texas Stars but not too many with the Dallas Stars. He got a start against Russia in the World Championships and eventually led Team USA to a 4-2 win behind a pretty solid outing. Earlier, he allowed 5 goals in Team USA’s loss to Belarus. He might get to start a few more games over Connor Hellebuyck, who has also been impressive so far, but only time will tell.