The Dallas Stars have announced their roster for the 2015 Traverse City Prospects Tournament, hosted by the Detroit Red Wings.
Their roster is headlined by three first round picks in forwards Radek Faksa and Jason Dickinson, as well as defenseman Julius Honka, who were drafted in 2012, 2013 and 2014, respectively. Honka in particular will be a player to watch, coming off his first professional season after gaining special exemption to leave the WHL and play for the Texas Stars in the AHL.
One notable missing from the roster will be Denis Guryanov, who has already started his season in the KHL/MHL.
Also on the roster are three invitees including the Edmonton Oil Kings’ Mads Eller, the Prince George Cougars’ Chase Witala (who took a huge step forward last season, nearly doubling his production from the prior year to a point per game) and former Victoria Royals forward Brandon Magee (who ages out of the WHL this season).
Take a look at the full roster below in a tweet from Mark Stepneski or head to the Stars site to get a more organized look at their squad.
Dallas Stars roster for NHL Prospect Tournament in Traverse City. pic.twitter.com/uMwace95rK
— Mark Stepneski (@StarsInsideEdge) September 1, 2015
The tournament kicks off on September 11 and includes prospect rosters from the Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.