Here's the press release:
MONTREAL -- The Dallas Stars selected four players and made a draft pick trade on day two of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, comprised of rounds two through seven. The Stars drafted five new prospects, total, at the draft, including number one pick Scott Glennie with the eighth overall selection on Friday night. Dallas traded its seventh round pick in today's draft (the 189th overall selection) to San Jose in exchange for the sharks' sixth round pick in 2010.
Overview of Saturday's selections by the Stars:
Round Two Pick (38th overall): With their first pick of day two, the Stars selected right wing Alex Chiasson with the 38th overall selection. Chiasson played this past season with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), leading the team in scoring with 17 goals and 33 assists for 50 points in 56 games. He was selected to the USHL All-Rookie Team and played in the 2009 USHL All-Star Game. Chiasson plans to play at Boston University next season. He is a native of St. Augustin, Quebec.
Alex Chiasson Profile: http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=5202&tab=prf
NHL.com story on Alex Chiasson: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=426154
What they're saying about Alex Chiasson:
"He obviously has real good size (6-4, 187-pounds), and he is a physical power-type of player. He's aggressive, big and goes hard to the net. We saw him early last season and he's really committed to becoming a good player. His skating has improved quite a bit under J.P. Parise in Des Moines, and its gone from a concern into a positive for him. He's good down low and makes good decisions. He'll go to Boston University and we are really excited about his potential." - Stars scout Bob Gernander
"Alex Chiasson is a big player, he has tremendous size. He has shown vast improvement since the beginning of the season and therefore his quickness has improved and is evident on the ice and in his statistics. He's got a competitive attitude and has great potential as a professional hockey player." - J.P. Parise, Des Moines Buccaneers Head Coach and General Manager
"Alex shows a real strong competitiveness and willingness to go to the net. He takes the hit to make the play, yet at the same time can stickhandle in a telephone booth and find the open man. Night in, night out, he comes to play -- the effort is always there." - Jack Barzee, NHL Central Scouting
Round Three Pick (69th overall): Dallas selected right wing Reilly Smith from St. Michaels of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL). Smith ranked second on his team in scoring with 27 goals and 48 assists for 75 points in 49 games (1.53 points-per-game). He led the team with four shorthanded goals. Smith plans to play at Miami of Ohio next season.
What they're saying about Reilly Smith:
"He is a high-energy skilled forward who competes very hard and is just a worker. He plays bigger than he looks, and he is definitely going to fill out at Miami Ohio. He definitely brings what we are looking for." - Stars scout Jimmy Johnston
Dallas did not have a fourth round selection, as it was traded to Tampa Bay in February of 2008 as part of the Brad Richards deal.
Round Five Pick (129th overall): The Stars drafted center Tomas Vincour, a Czech Republic native who played with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL last season (49 games, 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points). He also played for the Czech Republic at the 2009 World Juniors, recording three assists and a plus-two rating in six games. Vincour lists making that team his most memorable hockey moment so far.
Tomas Vincour Profile: http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=5713&sort=lastName
NHL.com story on Vincour: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=424941
What they're saying about Tomas Vincour:
"He projects to be a power forward. He's a big, strong kid who skates and shoots the puck very well. He plays up and down and a physical brand of hockey and he's very effective. He uses his skating to drive the net and he takes the puck to the danger areas." - Edmonton Head Coach Steve Pleau.
"He is a big power winger with very good hands. He is really a two-way guy that uses his size extremely well. He was the first pick in the European Draft and is in his second year in North America. He's a good young player with a lot of potential." - Stars scout Shane Churla
"I would say I like North American hockey better than Europe. In Europe it's more of a technical game, but in North America it's a more physical game, which I like better. I think since I played in Edmonton it helped my draft ranking. Playing in Edmonton made me a different person than I was before. It was a tough move for me because I left my whole family, my friends and my girlfriend back home, but it made me a stronger person and it turned out well in the end." - Tomas Vincour
Round Six Pick (159th overall): Dallas selected left wing Curtis McKenzie from the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). A native of Golden, BC, McKenzie played in 53 games for Penticton last season, scoring 30 goals and 34 assists with 90 penalty minutes.
Curtis McKenzie Profile: http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?csid=622681#&intcmpid=hdr-scrbrd-draft
What they are saying about Curtis McKenzie:
"He is an 'in-your-face' heart and soul type of winger who loves to play in traffic. He shows some good finish and will pay the price to get the job done. He is going to play at Miami next year. - Stars scout Dennis Holland
Dallas Stars 2009 NHL Entry Draft Selections
Round (overall) Player Team Height/Weight 2008-09 Stats
1 (8th) RW Scott Glennie Brandon (WHL) 6-1/177 lbs 55 gp, 28 g, 42 a, 70 pts, 25 pim
2 (38th) RW Alex Chiasson Iowa (USHL) 6-4/187 lbs 56 gp, 17 g, 33 a, 50 pts, 101 pim
3 (69th) RW Reilly Smith St. Michaels (OJHL) 6-0/157 lbs 49 gp, 27 g, 48 a, 75 pts, 44 pim
4 (99th) **No Pick - Traded to Tampa Bay in Feb., 2008 as part of Brad Richards deal.
5 (129th) C Tomas Vincour Edmonton (WHL) 6-2/203 lbs 49 gp, 17 g, 19 a, 36 pts, 23 pim
6 (159th) LW Curtis McKenzie Penticton (BCHL) 6-2/192 lbs 53 gp, 30 g, 34 a, 64 pts, 90 pim
7 (189th) **No Pick - Traded to San Jose at today's draft in exchange for the Sharks' Sixth Round Pick in 2010.