The World Junior Summer Showcase came to a close Saturday with Sweden topping Finland, 6-5, in overtime, and the USA knocking off Canada, 7-5. It was a quiet day for Stars prospects. Only Fredrik Karlstrom factored in the scoring, picking up one assist for Sweden. Riley Tufte went scoreless for the USA, and Jake Oettinger was the backup goalie in the game against Canada. Here’s an update on the Dallas prospects at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan.
Fredrik Karlstrom, C, Sweden (3rd round/90th overall 2016): Karlstrom picked up one assist in Sweden’s 6-5 overtime win over Finland. He backhanded a shot on net, and Jesper Boqvist scored on the rebound to give the Swedes an early 1-0 lead.
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Karlstrom had one shot on goal in the game. He finished the WJSS six points (two goals, four assists) in five games and led Sweden in scoring. Overall, Karlstrom had a good showing in Plymouth. He produced offensively and impressed with his skill, skating and passing. He had a knack for coming up with loose pucks and making plays. Not a physical player but he didn’t shy away from tough areas. Played all three forward positions.
Riley Tufte, LW, USA (1st round/25th overall 2016): Tufte did not factor in the scoring in the USA’s 7-5 win over Canada in the final game of the WJSS. He had one shot on goal, a couple of good scoring chances and a couple of good hits in the game. Tufte finished the WJSS with four points (two goals, two assists) in six games. Tufte played well in Plymouth. He was noticeable along the boards and in front of the net. He made some nice individual plays to create scoring chances for either himself or others. He moves well for a big guy. USA Hockey had him listed at 6-5, 227 pounds.
Jake Oettinger, G, USA (1st round/26th overall 2017): Oettinger served as the backup to Joseph Woll in the USA’s 7-5 win over Canada. Oettinger played in three games at the WJSS, posting a 2-0-0 record, 2.38 goals against average and .920 save percentage. He stopped 69 of 75 shots in 150:58 of playing time. Oettinger had a very strong showing at the WJSS. He was as advertised. Very composed in net, economical in his movement around the crease. He made some very tough saves look almost routine and didn’t allow any weak goals.
Stars Prospects Stats
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