Dallas Stars Prepare for Traverse City, Announce Tournament Roster


With the offseason dwindling to a close, the Dallas Stars are packing up for the annual Traverse City Tournament this weekend in Michigan.

On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars announced their roster for the 2018 Traverse City Tournament in Michigan. The tournament, which will host the New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, and Central Division rivals including the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks, will begin on Friday.

Below is a short breakdown of the Stars’ roster:

(Notes: a player with an * indicates someone who did not play with the Texas Stars or Idaho Steelheads last season, and was in the NCAA, OHL, WHL, or another minor hockey league. An underlined name indicates a player who was a member of the Stars’ 2018 Draft Class)

Left Wingers

  • Jason Robertson* – Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
  • Adam Mascherin – Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
  • Roope Hintz
  • Sam Laberge


  • Ty Dellandrea – Flint Firebirds (OHL)
  • Riley Damiani – Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
  • Curtis Douglas – Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
  • Liam Hawel* – Guelph Storm (OHL)
  • James Phelan* – Victoriaville Tigres & Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL)
  • Joel L’Esperance

Right Wingers

  • Brett Davis* – Kootenay Ice (WHL)
  • Jermaine Leowen – Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
  • Nick Caamano
  • Tony Calderone

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  • Miro Heiskanen* – HIFK (Liiga)
  • Dawson Barteaux – Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
  • Ben Gleason* – Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)
  • Adam McCormick* – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
  • Jakob Stenqvist* – Frolunda (SuperElit, SHL), IF Björklöven (Allsvenskan)
  • Niklas Hansson
  • John Nyberg
  • Ondrej Vala


  • Colton Point* – Colgate University (NCAA)
  • Anthony Popovich* – Guelph Storm (OHL)

After quite some time, Dallas Stars hockey is finally back. Here is the full Traverse City tournament schedule:

Friday, Sept. 7

  • St. Louis Blues vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • Chicago Blackhawks vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Dallas Stars vs. New York Rangers
  • Detroit Red Wings vs. Minnesota Wild

Saturday, Sept. 8

  • Carolina Hurricanes vs. Chicago Blackhawks
  • St. Louis Blues vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
  • New York Rangers vs. Minnesota Wild
  • Dallas Stars vs. Detroit Red Wings

Monday, Sept. 10

  • Minnesota Wild vs. Dallas Stars
  • New York Rangers vs. Detroit Red Wings
  • Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Tuesday, Sept. 11

  • Playoff games TBD

Of all of the players listed on Dallas’ roster, it’s expected that Heiskanen, the Stars’ third overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, is the only one who’ll actually end up in a Dallas uniform this season.

Another player worth shedding significant light on is Colton Point, a netminder out of Colgate University. Point just recently signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Stars after posting a GAA of 1.74 in 33 games last season. Point finished with the highest save percentage in the NCAA (along with Notre Dame goaltender Cale Morris) with .944 percent.

Additionally, Point finished fourth in the NCAA in shutouts with six, only behind Matthew Galajda (Cornell), Jake Kielly (Clarkson), and Hunter Shepard (Minnesota-Duluth), respectively.

To top it off, Point stopped all 20 shots he faced against Slovakia to help propel Canada to a 6-0 win at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships in New York.

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Stars fans have a lot to look forward to next season, and the upcoming tournament in Traverse City is just the start of what could be an exciting year of Dallas hockey.

  • Published on 09/06/2018 at 22:01 PM
  • Last updated at 09/06/2018 at 15:17 PM