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.

Today, we continue into Week Two by asking you to vote for who should be starting on our blueline in front of goaltender, Dan Bakala and today’s article introduces you to the other eight of the 16 candidates selected by the club.

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 all the candidates to help to you make your pick and to make Stars history and voting 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 defenders will move on into the final vote.

So, lets meet the next eight candidates that were standout shot-blockers and point-getters whilst wearing the Stars jersey.

 

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Candidate 1: Kevin Hart

Seasons Played: 2015/2016 & 2016/2017

Age When Playing for the Stars: 24-26

Birthplace: Cumberland, Maine

Nationality: American

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 205 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 104   G: 18   A: 28   P: 46   PIMS: 31

Cup – GP: 20   G: 1   A: 7   P: 8   PIMS: 10

Playoffs – GP: 5   G: 2   A: 0   P: 2   PIMS: 5

Summary:

Hart was a key player to the team’s success in his two years in Dundee and his defence-first mentality kept a lot of pucks out of the Stars net.

The American was also a key contributor up front, as he came up with some timely goals and none more so than his two in the 2016/2017 Elite League Playoffs.

 

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Candidate 2: Chris Conaboy

Seasons Played: 2002/2003,2006/2007 & 2009/2010

Age When Playing for the Stars: 21-28

Birthplace: Glasgow

Nationality: Scottish

Height: 6 Feet 3 Inches

Weight: 201 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 106   G: 1   A: 10   P: 11   PIMS: 157

Playoffs – GP: 8   G: 0   A: 0   P: 0   PIMS: 10

Summary:

The ultimate enforcer. The Glaswegian struck fear in to whoever was unlucky enough to line-up opposite him on every face-off.

Despite his focus on protecting his teammates, Conaboy was also a solid defender who would do anything to stop the puck finding the back of the Dundee net.

 

 

 

Candidate 3: Shawn Boutin

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Seasons Played: 2018/2019 & 2019/2020

Age When Playing for the Stars: 28-30

Born: Val-d’Or, Quebec

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches

Weight: 194 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 103   G: 7   A: 32   P: 39   PIMS: 84

Cup – GP: 15   G: 0   A: 10   P: 10   PIMS: 16

Summary:

Boutin was an experienced Elite League pro who knew how to see out those tight games and would do whatever it took to make sure the team got the win.

The Canadian played a two-way role in the team and was a key leader both on and off the ice.

 

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Candidate 4: Christian Borgatello

Seasons Played: 2004/2005

Age When Playing for the Stars: 22-23

Birthplace: Merano

Nationality: Italian

Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches

Weight: 181 Pounds

Shoots: Right Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 37   G: 11   A: 26   P: 37   PIMS: 40

Cup – GP: 14   G: 3   A: 8   P: 11   PIMS: 20

Playoffs – GP: 13   G: 1   A: 7   P: 8   PIMS: 20

Summary:

The small pacey Italian was a great two-way defender and played a major role in helping the Stars secure their 2004/2005 British National League Playoff Championship.

Borgatello came into the team and added a lot of firepower, as he contributed a lot offensively that year.

 

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Candidate 5: Kris Inglis

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Seasons Played: 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 & 2019/2020

Age When Playing for the Stars: 18-22

Birthplace: Dundee

Nationality: Scottish

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 190 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 159   G: 0   A: 13   P: 13   PIMS: 64

Cup – GP: 26   G: 0   A: 2   P: 2   PIMS: 9

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

 

Summary:

A rising Stars amongst the Dundee defence ranks and the young Scot has made a lot of progression in his four years with the club.

Inglis is now a reliable part of the Stars D-core and has developed into a tough stay at home defenseman.

 

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Candidate 6: Rory Rawlyk

Seasons Played: 2013/2014

Age When Playing for the Stars: 29-30

Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta

Nationality: Canadian

Height: 6 Feet 5 Inches

Weight: 218 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 36   G: 5   A: 29   P: 34   PIMS: 76

Cup – GP: 10   G: 3   A: 5   P: 8   PIMS: 10

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

Summary:

The skilful Canadian had many tricks up his sleeves and as well as being a strong and tough defender, he could always get forward on the rush or often found himself on a breakaway – where he could use his extra long reach to tuck pucks past sprawling keepers.

Rawlyk was a very gifted offensive blueliner and along with his motivation to get forward, he would always be putting his body on the line at the other end.

 

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Candidate 7: Jan Mikel

Seasons Played: 2001/2002 & 2002/2003

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26-28

Birthplace: Brno

Nationality: Czech

Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch

Weight: 231 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 75   G: 37   A: 79   P: 116   PIMS: 132

Cup – GP: 9   G: 6   A: 10   P: 16   PIMS: 39

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

 

Summary:

The Czech d-man was a standout player in the club’s first ever season and was equally impressive in his second.

Also, Mikel’s offensive contributions and strong defensive game were a key part to the team’s BNL League and Playoff double in 2001/2002.

 

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Candidate 8: Kevin Quick

Seasons Played: 2014/2015

Age When Playing for the Stars: 26-27

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Nationality: American

Height: 6 Feet

Weight: 274 Pounds

Shoots: Left Hand

 

Stats:

League – GP: 52   G: 3   A: 21   P: 24   PIMS: 32

Cup – GP: 10   G: 1   A: 2   P: 3   PIMS: 4

Summary:

Quick was a very talented puck-carrying defenseman and he was quick. His speedy bursts down the wing would often be one of the Stars main attacking play creations.

The American was also a key leader in the dressing room as well as on the ice and was considered the heart of that season’s team.

 

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**Key

GP – Games Played

G – Goals

A – Assists

P – Points  

PIMS – Penalty Minutes

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