Fans that are attending the 2023 World Junior Championships in Halifax-Moncton are definitely in for a treat. The Dallas Stars have two of their prospects participating in the tournament this season. Representing Team Canada will be a name that everyone is excited for next season, Logan Stankoven. The final prospect is recent first-round selection Lian Bichsel who will be representing Switzerland. Let’s take a look at each prospect and see what they bring to the table.
Dallas Stars World Juniors- Logan Stankoven
This player needs no introduction as he is the Star’s top prospect in their organization. He is the type of prospect where if someone called asking to trade for him, you would laugh and hang up the phone. Stars fans are super excited for next season as he is basically penciled into next year’s roster. In 21 games for the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL, he has scored 17 goals and 27 assists. He basically recorded a point in every single game since being sent back from training camp.
Standing at 5’8, most hockey fans would question if he can even play in the NHL. He is basically undersized and could get seriously injured. Take a look at the tweet below and tell me if he is ready for the NHL. He literally getting pushed around by someone bigger than him and holding his own in front of the net. Fans at the World Juniors are in for a treat if they attend any of Canada’s games.
Dallas Stars World Juniors- Lian Bischel
Bischel is a brand new face for Stars fans as he was drafted in the first round by the Dallas Stars. He is a 6’4 defenseman that likes to throw his body into people. Think of him as Big Rig Jr, which best describes how he plays the game of hockey. He is not much of a goal scorer so fans shouldn’t expect many goals from him at the tournament. He will be making sure his opponents don’t score by checking them into the boards or the bench. Bischel is number 20 in the highlight package below.
Dallas Stars World Juniors- Conclusion
Dallas Stars fans should be happy that two of their future franchise players will be representing their countries at the 2023 World Junior Hockey Championship. Fans get to see a good preview of what two of their prospects will be bringing to the table as they develop and one day hopefully join the Dallas Stars in Texas. Stay tuned to the Blackout Dallas social media pages for more updates on our prospects at the tournament.