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Dallas Stars Prospects: Riley Tufte

Riley Tufte
Position: Left Wing
Height/Weight: 6-6/210 pounds
Shoots: Left
Born: April 10, 1998
Birthplace: Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Acquired: Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft

2017-18

Playing sophomore season at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Background

In 2016-17, recorded 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 37 games as a freshman at the University of Minnesota Duluth. All his points came over the final 23 games of the season. He missed the first four games of the season with a wrist injury suffered at the USA National Junior Evaluation Camp. In 2015-16, won the Mr. Hockey Award as best senior high school player in Minnesota after tallying 78 points (47 goals, 31 assists) in 25 games for Blaine High School. Also played for Fargo of the USHL, tallying 14 points (ten goals, four assists) in 27 games.

Scouting Report

Big power forward with skill and excellent skating ability. Excels at driving the net either down the wing or from the corners to create scoring opportunities. Controls the puck well and is very strong along the boards, in the corners, and behind the net. Has a good, accurate shot.

Quotable

“Exceptional physical tools.  Big horse is a freight train gathering speed as he barrels down the wing.  Has a really dynamic combination of size, speed, and puckhandling ability.” – Red Line Report 2016 Draft Guide

Stats

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Blaine HighUSHS JV1 1 01 2|        
  Blaine HighUSHS24 2 13 4|Playoffs2 0 00
 2013-2014 Blaine HighUSHS25 17 1835 26|Playoffs3 0 22
 2014-2015 Team Kelly USA-S166 3 47 -|        
  Blaine HighMN State3 2 24 2|        
  Team NortheastUSHS21 12 921 33|Playoffs3 0 22
  Blaine HighUSHS24 23 2851 30|Playoffs3 4 48
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP7 0 11 6|        
  Fargo ForceUSHL7 1 45 2|        
  USA U17WHC-176 0 11 4|        
 2015-2016 Team Red USA-S175 0 77 4|        
  Blaine HighUSHS25 47 3178 53|Playoffs2 2 57
  Fargo ForceUSHL27 10 414 30|        
  USA U18Hlinka Memorial4 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA37 9 716 26|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of Minnesota-DuluthNCAA19 8 311 20|        
  USA U20WJC-20- - -- -|        

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