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28 Jan 2019

NHL 19: Dallas Stars Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

NHL 19: Dallas Stars Player Ratings, Roster & Top
Prospects

Can you take the Dallas Stars to glory with this roster?

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Tyler Seguin, Center, 90 OVR

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John Klingberg, Defenseman, 87 OVR

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Ben Bishop, Goaltender, 85 OVR

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NHL 19 Dallas Stars Roster

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Roope Hintz, Center, 75 OVR

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NHL 19 Dallas Stars Top Prospects

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Regardless of what the state of the rest of the team is, the dynamic duo of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn will always make the Dallas Stars a tough team to beat in any game. While the Stars boast a top-class defenseman, a big and consistent goaltender, and two of the best forwards in the game, the rest of the team needs to step up to maintain their challenge for a playoff place. If they make it to the postseason, it will most likely be a short trip given the overall strength of the teams at the top of the Western Conference.

Tyler Seguin, Center, 90 OVR

Age: 26Role: Playmaker CenterHeight: 185cmWeight: 91kgShoots: RightBest Stats: 94 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Wrist Shot Accuracy

Tyler Seguin forms half of the Dallas Stars’ almost unplayable forward duo, and while Jamie Benn is the better all-around player, in NHL 19 Tyler Seguin is the most user-friendly for those looking to score goals. Last season, Seguin trailed his captain by a single point, but through 28 games of this season, he’s two points ahead of Benn with eight goals and 26 points.

John Klingberg, Defenseman, 87 OVR

Age: 26Role: Offensive DefensemanHeight: 188cmWeight: 80kgShoots: RightBest Stats: 93 Passing. 92 Puck Control. 91 Offensive Awareness, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

John Klingberg is the necessary defensive lynchpin that great teams can form around. Still only 26-year-old and improving, he is the elite-level defenseman that the less experienced blueliners on the roster can look towards for guidance. In 2017/18, he tied for second among defensemen on points, only trailing the league-leading John Carlson’s haul of 68 by a single point. Klingberg required hand surgery at the start of November 2018 but started the season in good form with 13 points in 16 games.

Ben Bishop, Goaltender, 85 OVR

Age: 31Role: Hybrid GoaltenderHeight: 201cmWeight: 102kgShoots: LeftBest Stats: 90 Vision, Aggressiveness. 89 Stick Low

Big Ben Bishop has been able to come into the Dallas Stars and provide consistency and stability after years of what can only be described as calamity with the terrible tandem of Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen. For a team that couldn’t make it to the playoffs in the last campaign, Bishop’s 2.49 goals against average and .916 save percentage were admirable, but his 2.25 GAA and .925 save percentage this season has the lanky goalie in line for one of his best seasons as a starter.

NHL 19 Dallas Stars Roster

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the Dallas Stars’ first lines start. The starting line for the Stars boasts a bit of everything with world-class scoring and playmaking present across the front three, as well as some added muscle from Jamie Benn. Esa Lindell works as a good defensive counter to John Klingberg’s offensive tendencies, while Ben Bishop is big enough to stifle any oncoming forward. 

Jamie Benn (90) – Tyler Seguin (90) – Alexander Radulov (87)Esa Lindell (82) – John Klingberg (87)Ben Bishop (85)

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Best Stats
Jamie Benn90Left Wing Power Forward188cm29Left92 Deking, Hand-Eye, Passing, Puck Control, Offensive Awareness, Wrist Shot Accuracy, Wrist Shot Power
Alexander Radulov87Right Wing Playmaker185cm32Right91 Offensive Awareness, Passing, Puck Control, Hand-Eye, Deking
Esa Lindell82Two-Way Defenseman191cm24Left88 Endurance, Shot Blocking, Stick Checking
Valeri Nichushkin81Right Wing Sniper193cm23Left88 Slap Shot Power, Speed, Acceleration, Agility, Deking
Devin Shore80Two-Way Center183cm24Left87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Marc Methot80Defensive Defenseman193cm33Left89 Strength. 88 Body Checking, Balance
Mattias Janmark80Left Wing Sniper185cm25Left88 Discipline, Acceleration, Speed
Stephen Johns79Defensive Defenseman193cm26Right88 Shot Blocking, Body Checking, Strength, Balance
Blake Comeau79Two-Way Right Wing185cm32Right88 Balance, Strength, Body Checking, Aggressiveness
Jason Spezza79Playmaker Center191cm35Right87 Strength, Balance, Slap Shot Power
Brett Ritchie79Right Wing Power Forward191cm25Right88 Slap Shot Power. 87 Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Strength, Balance
Tyler Pitlick79Two-Way Right Wing188cm26Right88 Acceleration, Speed. 87 Slap Shot Power
Radek Faska79Two-Way Center191cm24Left88 Balance. 87 Strength. 86 Body Checking, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Julius Honka77Two-Way Defenseman180cm22Right89 Acceleration, Agility. 88 Deking, Speed
Martin Hanzal77Two-Way Center198cm31Left87 Strength. 86 Aggressiveness. 85 Faceoffs, Stick Checking, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power
Gemel Smith77Two-Way Center178cm24Left86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed
Remi Elie77Two-Way Left Wing185cm23Left85 Discipline, Acceleration, Agility, Balance, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability, Strength
Roman Polak75Defensive Defenseman188cm32Right89 Balance. 88 Strength. 87 Body Checking. 
Dillon Heatherington75Defensive Defenseman193cm23Left86 Strength, Balance. 85 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Aggressiveness, Body Checking, Durability
Anton Khudobin82Hybrid Goaltender180cm32Left87 Agility, Speed, Recover, Glove Low

Roope Hintz, Center, 75 OVR

Age: 21Role: Two-Way CenterHeight: 188cmWeight: 83kgShoots: LeftPotential: Top 6 med

As it stands, the Dallas Stars are well stacked at center, but there is a good chance that Roope Hintz can improve to become more valuable as a bottom six center soon. A lot of his usage will depend on where some of Dallas’ many centers play, with the likes of Jason Spezza and Devin Shore often finding themselves on a wing. Hintz’s decent faceoff and physical stats make him serviceable in the game if needed.

The Dallas Stars boast a gigantic prospect pool in NHL 19 with almost every player type covered. There are many exciting young talents such as Ty Dellandrea, Albin Eriksson, Denis Gurianov, and Adam Mascherin preparing for life in the NHL, but by far the most anticipated of the batch, and most needed in the team right now, is two-way defenseman Miro Heiskanen.

NHL 19 Dallas Stars Top Prospects

Name Overall Rating Position/Role Height Age Shoots Potential
Ty Dellandrea61Two-Way Center185cm18RightTop 6 med
Riley Damiani58Playmaker Center178cm18RightBottom 6 med
Oscar Back56Two-Way Center188cm18LeftTop 9 med
Dawson Barteaux57Two-Way Defenseman185cm18Right7th D med
Albin Eriksson56Two-Way Left Wing193cm18RightTop 6 med
Curtis Douglas60Power Forward Center203cm18LeftBottom 6 med
Jason Robertson63Left Wing Sniper188cm19LeftTop 6 med
Brett Davis59Two-Way Right Wing183cm19LeftAHL Top 6 med
Miro Heiskanen70Two-Way Defenseman183cm19LeftElite med
Jacob Peterson56Two-Way Center183cm19LeftTop 9 med
Liam Hawel58Power Forward Center193cm19RightAHL Top 6 med
Adam Mascherin64Sniper Center175cm20LeftTop 9 med
Ondrej Vala60Defensive Defenseman193cm20LeftAHL Top 2 med
Jakob Stenqvist58Two-Way Defenseman188cm20Right7th D med
Frederik Karlstrom58Two-Way Center188cm20LeftTop 9 med
Benjamin Gleason60Offensive Defenseman180cm20LeftAHL Top 2 med
Nicholas Caamano64Two-Way Left Wing188cm20LeftTop 9 med
Jermaine Loewen61Right Wing Grinder191cm20LeftBottom 6 med
Denis Gurianov74Right Wing Sniper191cm21LeftTop 6 med
Chris Martenet59Defensive Defenseman201cm21Left7th D med
Landon Bow69Hybrid Goaltender193cm23LeftAHL Starter med
Philippe Desrosiers62Hybrid Goaltender188cm23LeftAHL Starter low