The Dallas Stars have recalled top prospect Logan Stankoven to the NHL roster. The 20-year-old is expected to make his NHL debut with top center Matt Duchene out with an injury. 

Stankoven is currently playing out his rookie season in the AHL where he leads the entire AHL in scoring with 24 goals and 57 points in 46 games. Dallas has also loaned defenseman Alexander Petrovic back to the AHL after recalling him on Monday.

Stankoven’s scoring explosion in his first professional season has vindicated a lot of excitement fans have had for him. He leads all AHL rookies in scoring by an impressive 20 points. 

The center has matched the scoring totals of last year’s rookie scoring leader, Tye Karte, who scored his 57 in 72 games and has put up the highest point-per-game pace from an AHL rookie since Jack Quinn in the 2021-22 season.

Stankoven has been the confident lead of a very strong Texas Stars offense, which is also supporting the AHL’s second-leading scorer, Mavrik Bourque, who has 55 points in 46 games of his own. 

The Stars lead the league in scoring, with 165 goals in 46 games, putting them at a comfy 3.59 goal-per-game average.

While they’ll lose their top centerman, Texas is getting back a focal piece of their defense in veteran pro Alex Petrovic. 

Petrovic has spent the last three seasons with the AHL’s Stars, appearing in 71 games in both 2021-22 and 2022-23. He’s on pace to match those games played again this year after a brief call-up earned him his first NHL game since the 2018-19 season. 

Petrovic went without a point in the outing, though he did record a -1. The 31-year-old defenseman has 16 points in 44 AHL games this season.

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