The Kitmart Dundee Stars are excited to continue our latest social media project to celebrate the club’s historic 20th season and you! The fans - get to choose who should be in our coveted all-time starting six line-up.

We continue this week by asking you to vote for who should be starting at center ice in our starting six and today’s article introduces you to the last eight of the 16 candidates selected by the club.

So, far Dan Bakala has been voted the starting netminder and defending the blueline of front of him is, Drydn Dow and Scott Young, with Jerry Pollastrone out on the left wing and Justin Faryna on the right.

However, you can send in your own suggestions for other players we have not listed by using #StarsStartingSix.

Tomorrow, we will release more information about each of our candidates and your chance to make another part of Stars history will begin on Thursday when the first round of voting opens.

Depending on how many candidates make it into the vote, a certain number of forwards will move on into the final vote but before then, we will be giving you some more information to help you make your pick.

So, lets meet the other eight candidates that were shining bright in a Stars jersey from center ice.

 

Candidate 1: Gabriel Levesque

Seasons Played: 2017/2018

Age When Playing for the Stars: 27-28

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 7 Inches

Weight: 143 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 56   G: 14   A: 48   P: 62   PIMS: 46

Cup – GP: 8   G: 1   A: 4   P: 5   PIMS: 0

Summary:  Levesque was a quick and shifty forward who was the Stars main creative threat in the 2017/2018 campaign and he was a nightmare to play against.

The Canadian could dangle any defender and also score the big goals in big moments, but not only that, he was also reliable in the face-off circle every night.

 

 

 

Candidate 2: Gary Wishart

Seasons Played: 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 & 2011/2012

Age When Playing for the Stars: 20-30

Born: Kirkcaldy

Nationality: Scottish

Height: 6 Feet

Weight: 190 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 228   G: 65   A: 73   P: 138   PIMS: 186

Cup – GP: 25   G: 3   A: 13   P: 16   PIMS: 12

Playoffs – GP: 37   G: 8   A: 15   P: 23   PIMS: 36

Summary: A Stars icon, who originates from the wrong side of the River Tay but that did not impact his offensive ability.

Wishart was a quick and deadly forward, who could finish from anywhere on the ice and his ability to pick a pass, combined to create his legend.

 

 

 

Candidate 3: Nikita Kashirsky

Seasons Played: 2013/2014

Age When Playing for the Stars: 28-29

Birthplace: Moskva,

Nationality: Russian

Height: 6 Feet

Weight: 192 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 44   G: 19   A: 30   P: 49   PIMS: 26

Cup – GP: 9   G: 5   A: 2   P: 7   PIMS: 4

Playoffs – GP: 2   G: 2   A: 1   P: 3   PIMS: 0

Summary: The skilful Russian was the Stars primary playmaker during the Gardiner Conference winning season and his offensive creativity was vital to the team’s success.

Kashirsky was a key leader for the team as well and his consistency throughout the season was another key part to the club’s successful campaign.

 

 

 

Candidate 4: Johan Andersson

Seasons Played: 2017/2018 & 2018/2019

Age When Playing for the Stars: 30-32

Birthplace: Nynashamn

Nationality: Swedish

Height: 5 Feet 11 Inches

Weight: 198 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 82   G: 12   A: 28   P: 40   PIMS: 75

Cup – GP: 14   G: 2   A: 5   P: 7   PIMS: 6

Summary: A silky-smooth Swede, who’s hands could deke a puck around any defender in the league but he also possessed equally strong leadership skills.

Andersson was a skilled centerman, reliable in face-offs and he also provided a stable offensive output.

 

 

 

Candidate 5: Ken Priestlay

Seasons Played: 2002/2003

Age When Playing for the Stars: 35

Birthplace: Richmond, British Columbia

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 190 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 33   G: 31   A: 40   P: 71   PIMS: 28

Cup – GP: 10   G: 12   A: 16   P: 28   PIMS: 10

Playoffs – GP: 8   G: 5   A: 4   P: 9   PIMS: 0

Summary: A Stanley Cup champion who was severely impressive in his one-season in Tayside and was comfortably producing over two points per game.

The Canadian was deadly in front of the net and his vision to create chances for his teammates was remarkable and it was clear to see why he had a ring on his finger.

 

 

 

Candidate 6: Charles Corcoran

Seasons Played: 2018/2019

Age When Playing for the Stars: 23-24

Birthplace: New Canaan, Connecticut

Nationality: American

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 170 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 60   G: 16   A: 36    P: 52   PIMS: 10

Cup – GP: 8   G: 0   A: 2   P: 2   PIMS: 0

Summary: The American who could score goals, create them and be productive in the face-off circle.

Corcoran had bags of pace and a highly accurate shot but his raw offensive talent was what made him a standout in the league during the 2018/2019 season.

 

 

 

Candidate 7: Iain Robertson

Seasons Played: 2007/2008, 2008/2009 & 2009/2010

Age When Playing for the Stars: 38-41

Birthplace: Kirkcaldy

Nationality: Scottish

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 190 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 55   G: 26   A: 61   P: 87   PIMS: 115

Summary: A tough Scottish forward who was able to produce consistently for the club and he never disappointed in his four years of service.

Robertson was key playmaker for the Stars and whilst he played a hard and physical game, it never hindered his offensive performances.

 

 

 

Candidate 8: Riley Wetmore 

Seasons Played: 2015/2016

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26

Birthplace: Swanton, Vermont

Nationality: American

Height: 6 Feet

Weight: 194 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 52   G: 15   A: 32   P: 47   PIMS: 51

Cup – GP: 10   G: 0   A: 5   P: 5   PIMS: 8

Playoffs – GP: 2   G: 0   A: 1   P: 1   PIMS: 4

Summary: Wetmore was a talented forward who loved a flashy goal, his creative vision was a big asset to the team and so was his leadership.

The American did well to produce some good offensive numbers in the season that was so tightly contested from start to finish.

 

 

**Key

GP – Games Played

G – Goals

A – Assists

P – Points 

PIMS – Penalty Minutes

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