In his report card, I said that Colton Sceviour needed to hold on because a full time roster slot is headed in his direction and getting there quick. My thoughts have not changed in the slightest.
Colton Sceviour was a small-time “when you need him” kind of guy. He came up to the Dallas Stars this season while slotting for an injury, and immediately got himself in gear and ready to work. He snagged a goal in his first appearance, which if you don’t know, is a pretty crazy achievement. And that was not all he had in him.
He finished off the regular season with a stunning stat line of 8 goals and 4 assists. With a primary spot on the third line for his tenure in Big D during the regular season, those numbers are undeniably outstanding. With his skills and sitting at the age of 25, Colton Sceviour is looking at a primetime spot with the big boys come next year. His playoff performance must have found a way to Jim Nill’s heart, considering he did not let Sceviour return to the AHL after the Stars’ playoff hopes were diminished. He found a goal against Andersen and knotted 2 assists in his NHL postseason debut.
With his right handed capabilities in which the Stars truly lack (2 right handed players currently under contract, Seguin and Peverley), the Stars are lucky to have such a young talent that will ultimately enrich their lineup in the years to come. With his contract being extended just 4 months ago, he is guaranteed to the Stars for 2 more seasons. With such a small salary attached to the contract, the Stars have a real steal and a “diamond in the ruff (hehe)” caliber player. Sceviour will ultimately be a key in carrying the Stars to the Cup.
That’s how I feel. Now, what’re you thinking? Use the poll below and tell me how you feel the Stars should act this offseason in regards to Colton Sceviour: