The future continues to look bright for both the Dallas Stars and the state of hockey in North Texas. Members of the Stars’ farm team, and even prior team members, continue to make headlines while local teenagers prove Texas deserves to be on the map in regard to contributing strong players to the sport.
In a shocking turn during this year’s NHL draft, Frisco-based prospect Seth Jones fell to fourth in selection to don the yellow and blue of the Nashville Predators. Now, younger brother Caleb Jones is making a name for himself, claiming a sport on Team USA’s under-17 team.
The selections by the Dallas Stars in the NHL draft the past three years have put the team in an ideal spot for success in the immediate future, and in years to come. The Stars were ranked eighth overall by Hockey Prospectus in regard to the team’s prospects, and Valeri Nichushkin topped the team’s top-10 list of prospects since 2009.
Looking into the past is often a good indicator of what the future will look like, and if this generation of Stars follows in the footsteps of the beloved Guy Carbonneau, success will make its way back to the AAC en masse. Though Carbonneau hasn’t been in the NHL limelight in a few years, his passion for the game obviously hasn’t waned.