Draft day is always an interesting time, but this draft for Dallas was especially interesting, mostly due to the Valeri Nichushkin draft pick. The rest of the draft day continued to be a bit odd as the Stars took a goalie early and used most of the other draft picks on left wings.
The team probably didn’t add as many centers or defensemen as fans may have hoped for, but the general consensus is that Dallas had a solid day overall.
I’ll be a taking a closer look at each of the draft picks in this article and giving a look at how each will fit with the Stars.
Round 1 Pick 10
Valeri Nichushkin W – KHL
Age: 18 (Born March 4, 1995)
Weight: ~200 lbs
It’s been a day later and I still can’t quite believe that the Stars were able to pick Nichushkin. The young Russian winger was one of the clear top five talents in this draft, but the usual concerns about Russian players cropped up. There were some concerns about...