Photo: Dallas Stars rookie John Klingberg has been an unexpected source of scoring this season. (courtesy of Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire)
The Dallas Stars have begun to really tap in to their prospect pipeline. Particularly, John Klingberg has quickly become a major contributor to the club after blowing through the AHL in short order. No Dallas skater plays more at even strength than Klingberg this year. Young wingers and defensemen abound both in the NHL and at the World Junior Championships.
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McKenzie is hockey’s version of a goal-line back in American football: an in-close scorer who sets up shop in front of and around the opposing net looking for tips and loose change. What he lacked in scoring he made up for with some physicality.