The Dallas Stars’ 2023-24 season is underway and has a record of 1-0-1 after last night’s shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. The Texas Stars have also started their season and two players have already stood out so far, Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque. It shouldn’t come as a surprise as both players are the top prospects that the Stars have at the moment. Let’s take a look at both of their stats so far this season and see if they should be called up to Dallas.
Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque: How did they do during the first week of the season?
Both Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque are tied currently at two goals and two assists each. Stankoven scored a goal in each of the first two games against the Tuscon RoadRunners and recorded two assists in the win over the Chicago Wolves. Mavrik Bourque recorded an assist in the final home game against the RoadRunners and finished with two goals and an assist against the Wolves.
Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque: What does this mean?
It means that both players are off to a great start down in the AHL and hopefully it will continue. It’s not to the point where Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill is going to reward them with a promotion to the NHL. I would continue to monitor how they do with the Texas Stars and see if they can continue finding their way onto the scoresheet. Nill will want to continue developing while getting top-tier playing time.
Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque: What does the future look like for both?
I can see both players remaining with the Texas Stars for most of this season. Now if either one is just dominating the league to the point where it warrants a call-up to the NHL, they should get promoted. Nill could have a very difficult decision around the trade deadline if both players are just flat-out scoring. Do you go find NHL-ready talent or do you promote from within? Nill will make the right call when it’s time to make a decision. Let’s focus on beating the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night.