SenShot NHL Mock Draft Pick #29 – Dallas Stars


The Stars step up with the penultimate pick in the first round with the Bruins pick that they received for Jaromir Jagr.  While I have them selecting Hunter Shinkaruk with their first pick at #10, they still need to focus on proficient offensive forwards.


Apr 27, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; The Dallas Stars prepare to face the Detroit Red Wings at the American Airlines Center. The Red Wings shut out the Stars 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

TEAM STRENGTHS:  Youthful defense, young prospects

TEAM WEAKNESSES:  scoring, leadership


UNDER CONSIDERATION:  Laurent Dauphin,  Morgan Klimchuk, Curtis Lazar, Jacob de la Rose

FANSIDED MOCK DRAFT PICK:  Blackout Dallas selected Curtis Lazar

SENSHOT’S CHOICE:   Morgan Klimchuk from the Regina Pats of the WHL.  The Stars get a player with tremendous hockey sense, good speed and is an equal opportunity shooter and passer. He is good at both ends of the ice, and the way he sees the game gives him a distinct advantage in terms of anticipation and knowing where the puck is going to be. He is not overly big, but his determination makes up for it.

SENSHOT’S 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)
11PHILADELPHIAZachary Furcale, Halifax (QMJHL)
12PHOENIXAnthony Mantha, Val D’Or (QMJHL)
13WINNIPEGElias Lindholm, Brynas (SEL)
14COLUMBUSBo Horvat, London (OHL)
15NYIAdam Erne, Quebec (QMJHL)
16BUFFALOFrederik Gauthier, Rimouski (QMJHL)
17OTTAWARobert Hagg, Modo (SEL)
18DETROITAlexander Wennburg, Djurgardens (SEL)
19COLUMBUSSamuel Morin, Rimouski (QMJHL)
20SAN JOSEKerby Rychel, Windsor (OHL)
21TORONTORasmus Ristolainen, Turko (FIN)
22CALGARYNicolas Petan, Portland (WHL)
23WASHINGTONRyan Pulock, Brandon (WHL)
24VANCOUVERRyan Hartman, Plymouth (OHL)
25MONTREALValentin Zykov, Baie Comeau (QMJHL)
26ANAHEIMJosh Morrissey, Prince Albert (WHL)
27COLUMBUSAndre Burakovsky, Malmo (SEL)
28CALGARYMirco Mueller, Everett (WHL)
29DALLASMorgan Klimchuk, Regina (WHL)