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Dallas Stars Prospects: Joseph Cecconi

Joseph Cecconi
Position: Defenseman
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 pounds
Shoots: Right
Born: May 23, 1997
Birthplace: Youngstown, New York
Acquired: Drafted in the 5th round (133rd overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft

2017-18

Playing his junior season at the University of Michigan.

Background

In sophomore season at the University of Michigan, tallied eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 33 games in 2016-17. Won a gold medal with the USA at 2017 World Junior Championship, playing a key role defensively and registering two assists in seven games. In 2015-16, recorded seven assists in 38 games as a freshman at Michigan. Played 88 games for Muskegon in the United States Hockey League, tallying 23 points (five goals, 18 assists).

Scouting Report

Right-handed shooting defensive defenseman with good size. Strong defender who uses his size and stick well. Good penalty killer. Moves the puck well. Looking to make strides in the offensive end of the ice.

Quotable

“He’s a big shutdown defenseman, makes a good first pass and thinks defense first. He moves the puck up, supports the play. He supports his defense partner really well in moving the puck up. He has a good stick, does a good job getting in the way. He’s a rangy player. He has really good size.” – Buddy Powers, Stars scout

Stats

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16UT1EHL U1640 1 89 14|Playoffs4 1 01
  Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18UT1EHL U184 0 00 2|Playoffs3 0 00
 2013-2014 Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16UT1EHL U1634 10 919 31|        
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL28 2 46 8|        
 2014-2015 Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL60 3 1417 35|Playoffs12 0 22
  Team Orange USA-S175 0 22 -|        
  USA U18Hlinka Memorial5 0 00 4|        
 2015-2016 Univ. of MichiganNCAA38 0 77 16|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of MichiganNCAA33 1 78 18|        
  USA U20WJC-207 0 22 0|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of MichiganNCAA16 3 811 16|        

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