Here’s an update on how Dallas Stars prospects fared in Wednesday’s games at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan.
Riley Tufte, LW, USA (1st round/25th overall 2016): Tufte scored his first goal of the World Junior Summer Showcase in the USA’s 3-2 win over Sweden. He cashed in on a wide open look from the slot to tie the game 1-1 in the second period.
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He had another great look from close range with about seven minutes left in the game but was turned away by Swedish goaltender Filip Larsson. Tufte got some defensive responsibility late, playing in the final minute of the game with the Swedish net empty and the USA protecting its one-goal lead. Tufte had three shots on goal to go along with his goal in Wednesday’s game. He has three points (one goal, two assists) in four games at the WJSS.
Fredrik Karlstrom, C, Sweden (3rd round/90th overall 2016): Karlstrom had one assist and two shots on goal in Sweden’s 3-2 loss to the USA. After playing center in Sweden’s first two games, he saw some time on left wing on Wednesday. His assist came on the power play when he deflected a puck in front of the net, and Lias Andersson scored on the rebound to tie the game 2-2. Karlstrom was noticeable again in the game with his ability to put himself in good position to come up with pucks and make plays. Karlstrom has four points (one goal, three assists) in three games. All three of his assists have come on the power play.
Jake Oettinger, G, USA (1st round/26th overall 2017): Oettinger did not dress Wednesday for the USA, which has four goaltenders at the WJSS. Oettinger has played in two games and been solid, posting a 1-0-0 record, 1.98 goals against average and .914 save percentage. He’s stopped 32 of 35 shots in 91 minutes of playing time.
Jason Robertson, RW, USA (2nd round/39th overall 2017): Robertson was among a group of players cut by the USA Wednesday morning. He scored one goal in three games and was co-leading the WJSS with nine shots on goal at the time of the cuts. Robertson seemed to get better as the WJSS went along, but he was facing some tough odds. The USA is deep at forward with eight first-round picks and a lot of offensive talent, and Robertson was one of the younger players on the roster.
There are no games scheduled for the World Junior Summer Showcase on Thursday. Play resumes Friday with Sweden playing Canada at Noon (CT) and the USA playing Finland at 3 p.m. (CT). Both games are on the NHL Network.
Stars Prospects Stats
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