The Dallas Stars have tons of very good defenseman prospects such as Lian Bichsel, Gavin White, Christian Kyrou, and Artem Grushnikov. What most fans don’t know is there is one prospect that is quietly rising up through the ranks even though he was drafted in 2022. The name of this defensive prospect is George Fegaras. He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the Third Round with the 83rd pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Fegaras is a solid 19-year-old defenseman that could force the Stars to bring him to Cedar Park after next season. Let’s go more in-depth on Fegaras and how he could factor into the Stars’ plans in the future.
Dallas Stars Prospect Series: George Fegaras’s hockey background
Fegaras played for the Muskegon Lumberjacks last season where he put up some decent numbers. In 61 games, Fegaras scored four goals and 23 assists. Now that might not seem like that impressive to some fans but it shows that Fegaras is a team player and is willing to give up the puck to an open teammate. I can see why the Dallas Stars focused in on him when he entered the NHL Draft last season.
Dallas Stars Prospect Series: Likeliness that Fegaras makes the Stars’ roster this season
I can tell you with certainty if he gets invited to Training Camp this season, he will most likely be going back to the Lumberjacks next season. He needs to work on his offensive game a bit more. If he wants to make it to the next level, scoring some more goals will more than likely get the Stars’ attention. He also needs to work on other aspects of his game as well. We will talk more about that in the next paragraph.
Dallas Stars Prospect Series: What Fegaras needs to work on
Fegaras needs to work on some more things with the Lumberjacks. According to The Hockey Writers, he needs to work on adapting to pressure and maintaining his defensive game. I’m sure Fegaras can continue to work on these things along with improving his offensive game. I could see Fegaras playing for the Texas Stars in 2024-25 if he does these things with the Lumberjacks. Fegaras could turn into Miro Heiskanen 2.0 if he continues to develop at this pace.