Young talent is another great sign of what’s to come.
There’s no denying the fact that the Stars have improved their team because of the incredible group of young players they are currently developing/using.
The spotlight shines on John Klingberg but the rookies from this season certainly made an impact.
Mattias Janmark was acquired in a trade involving Erik Cole in 2015 and ended up being one of the biggest surprises of the season. He scored the first goal of the season for the Stars and went on to collect 34 points in the regular season and playoffs (17 goals, 17 assists). Janmark played in a total of 85 games.
Radek Faksa was drafted by the Stars in 2012 and made his NHL debut with the team this season. In 58 total games, he had eight goals and nine assists, giving him 17 points on the season. With three goals in the playoffs, Faksa was able to showcase his solid play on both ends of the ice.
Stephen Johns came to Dallas as a part of the Patrick Sharp trade but quickly made a name for himself with his physical play. He already has his first NHL goal and completed an efficient pairing with Johnny Oduya.
Other players like Curtis McKenzie and Brett Ritchie were in and out of the lineup throughout the season but the three guys above have been fixtures since they were brought up. Along with the superstar duo of Benn and Seguin, these rookies are going to play a major role in the future.
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