Dallas Stars NHL Draft Selection Round 2 Pick 50: Christian Kyrou, Defenseman, Erie Otters (OHL)
The Dallas Stars would have another pick in the 2nd round and fans pretty much knew which direction they were going in after the 1st round. The Stars would end up selecting another defenseman Christian Kyrou with the 50th pick.
If the last name sound familiar to Stars fans, he is the little brother of Jordan Kyrou that was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft by the St. Louis Blues. Kyrou was ranked 4th in the Ontario Hockey League among defensemen with 60 points (18 G and 42 A) this past season.
He looks like a promising scoring defenseman that could be a part of the Star’s offense for a very long time. You can see in his highlights below that he likes having the puck on his stick and creating opportunities to score.
Time Frame: 3-4 years
He needs to work on his skating and can do that with the Erie Otters since he can’t leave the team until he’s 20 to play in the AHL. That’s really the only thing he needs to work on. Might need to be down in Cedar Park for a year until the Stars clear some contracts on the roster if he’s ready for the NHL.
The reason why I’m giving this pick an A is due to the fact that Kyrou can be a scoring threat in the future. Another reason is he is a right-handed defenseman which the Stars lack in their prospect system.