With the regular season over, it’s time for players around the league to be evaluated for their effectiveness and their value to a team. We’ll be doing the same thing throughout the month of May, and we’d love to hear your opinions on our grading.
We’ll travel through the team in numerical order this year and we’ll hit every individual that was on the roster as of Saturday April 27; the official end of the Stars season.
Like Toby Petersen and Francis Wathier, Colton Sceviour skated in a Dallas Stars jersey just once this season. Unlike his counterparts, however, Sceviour posted his first-ever NHL point with an assist in the January 26 game against St. Louis.
Sceviour began his professional hockey career in the WHL, playing for the Portland Winter Hawks for four years and the Lethbridge Hurricanes for two more. In his final year in the WHL, Sceviour recorded a career-high 80 points from 29 goals and 51 assists.
In 2009, he headed for the AHL and for Austin, where he has spent the past three years. Sceviour was by far one of the most active members of the Texas Stars roster this season. He led the team in points in the regular season with 52. He scored 21 goals and recording 31 assists in the 62 games he skated in, and posted for points off a goal and three assists in the team’s race for the Calder Cup. He also closed out the AHL season with a positive 21 in the plus/minus for the regular season and a plus one for the post-season.
Sceviour also wasn’t a stranger to an altercation. In 2008, not only did he record some of the most impressive positive statistics, he also spent the most time in the penalty box of his career with 48 minutes.
It’s hard to deny the 24-year-old Canadian has talent; the numbers consistently show that. Next up for him is some time in the big leagues, developing and harnessing his skill set and growing as a member of the Dallas Stars. Once he solidifies himself on the roster though, there’ll be no stopping him.
For his impressive season in the AHL and his ability to perform in his one outing in the NHL, I give Colton Sceviour straight A’s for the 2012-2013 season. Since Texas Stars games are not televised, and because games in Austin weren’t attended in person, Sceviour’s on-ice presence and performance will not be graded.
Goal scoring: A
On-ice presence and performance: N/A