Dallas Stars Prospect Series: Matthew Seminoff looks to take the next step

KELOWNA, BC - DECEMBER 27: Matthew Seminoff #13 of the Kamloops Blazers skates with the puck against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on December 27, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
KELOWNA, BC - DECEMBER 27: Matthew Seminoff #13 of the Kamloops Blazers skates with the puck against the Kelowna Rockets at Prospera Place on December 27, 2019 in Kelowna, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze) /
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There is one prospect in the Stars’ organization right now that is rising up quickly, Matthew Seminoff. Drafted in 2022 in the 6th round, the Stars got a steal in the young right winger. He played with Stars’ top prospect Logan Stankoven this past season where both were a lethal one-two-line combo for the Kamloops Blazers.

Seminoff looks to come into training camp and earn himself a spot with the Dallas Stars or the Texas Stars this year. Let’s take a look at how Seminoff did last season with the Blazers and where he will probably end up based on his training camp performance.

Dallas Stars Prospect Series: Matthew Seminoff’s background

Seminoff played with the Kamloops Blazers this past season as they tried to make a run for the Memorial Cup. In 62 games with the Blazers, Seminoff recorded 31 goals and 51 assists which is his best season in junior hockey. You can see why the Stars locked him down with a three-year entry-level deal in March of this year.

Dallas Stars Prospect Series: Likeliness that he makes the Stars’ roster this season

He is in the same boat as many prospects trying to make the NHL this season. It’s a very slim chance that he ends up on the Stars’ opening night roster as they basically filled it out right when free agency began. He’s 19 years old and still has a bit of growing as a player to go before making the opening night roster.

Dallas Stars Prospect Series: What he needs to work on

What Seminoff really needs to do is work on his overall game. He had a great season last year with the Blazers and I wouldn’t be surprised if he went back there this season as well. However, if he does really well in training camp and puts on a show, he could be heading to Cedar Park with Stankoven. I’m sure Texas Stars Head Coach Neil Graham would drool if he got to pair the two together next season. Where ever he ends up, Seminoff has a really bright future with this organization.