Matej Stransky (RW)
||Ostrava, Czech Rep.
Enters his first professional season in 2013-14. Stransky was drafted by Dallas in the sixth round (165th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and signed a three-year entry level contract with the Stars on April 2, 2012. He played three seasons of major junior hockey for the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. In 213 career WHL games Stransky scored 192 points (93 goals, 99 assists) and had 216 penalty minutes. During the 2012-13 season he led the Blades in assists (45) and plus-minus (+32), while finishing tied for the team lead in points (85) and second in goals (40). Stransky appeared in the 2013 Memorial Cup Tournament and scored twice in four games for Saskatoon, who was the host team. Prior to coming to North America, he played at the junior level for HC VItkovice in his native Czech Republic and led the Czech U-18 league in goals (40) during the 2008-09 season. Stransky’s father Vladimir played pro hockey in the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League from 1977-1982, which was the top pro league in Czechoslovakia. His older brother Vit is entering his 11th season as a pro and is currently playing for HC Frydek-Mistek in the Czech third division. Stransky’s younger brother Simon is currently playing junior hockey for HC Vitkovice, his old club.