SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #10 – Dallas Stars


After shipping off a couple of veterans at the trade deadline, the Dallas Stars are in the middle of a youth movement…or so you would have thought before trading for and signing 39 year old Sergei Gonchar.  Still, new GM Jim Nill will have the 10 overall pick to begin putting his stamp on the franchise.


April 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Dallas Stars left wing Loui Eriksson (21) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

TEAM STRENGTHS:  Youthful defense, young prospects

TEAM WEAKNESSES:  scoring, leadership


UNDER CONSIDERATION:   Zachary Fucale, Elias Lindholm, Alexander Wennburg, Hunter Shinkaruk

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK: Blackout Dallas  selected Nikita Zadorov


SENSHOT’S CHOICEHunter Shinkaruk from Medicine Hat of the WHL.  The Stars have amassed a lot of young prospect, but Shinkaruk might be the biggest “sure thing” among the forwards of that group.  Playing on a perennially bad Tigers team, Shinkaruk was their best player and like Sean Monahan, his stats don’t reflect his true abilities. He is versatile and can fit anywhere in a lineup, which will give whoever is the Dallas coach when he makes his mark some options.

MOCK DRAFT TO DATE (click on team to view the selection):

1COLORADOSeth Jones, Portland (WHL)
2FLORIDAJonathan Drouin, Halifax (QMJHL)
3TAMPANathan MacKinnon, Halifax (QMJHL)
4NASHVILLEValeri Nichushkin, Chelijabinsk 2 (KHL)
5CAROLINADarnell Nurse, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
6CALGARYSean Monahan, Ottawa (OHL)
7EDMONTONNikita Zadorov, London (OHL)
8BUFFALOMax Domi, London (OHL)
9NEW JERSEYAlexsander Barkov, Tappera (FIN)
10DALLASHunter Shinkaruk, Medicine Hat (WHL)