The Dallas Stars selected forward Ty Dellandrea with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft on Friday.
The soon-to-be 18-year-old, who is listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, put up 59 total points in 67 games for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League this past season. The NHL Scouting Bureau listed him No. 25 in its 2018 Draft Power Rankings.
Dellandrea, who turns 18 on July 21, also led Flint in power-play goals (10) and shots on goal (239), and won 50.6 percent of his face-offs.
The Red Line Report, one of the league's premiere sources for scouting information, said of Dellandrea: "We love his competitive spirit and never-give-up attitude on a bad club that was always playing from behind. Heavily involved in the dirty areas. Strong in puck battles and finishes all his checks. Keeps pucks alive and extends plays, turning nothing into an instantly dangerous chance. Tremendous two-way player — forces the action with an attacking, persistent forecheck. Grinds away and outworks opponents, eventually wearing them down. Sees the ice extremely well and has good playmaking ability."
The draft, which is being held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, will conclude on Saturday with rounds 2-7. The Stars' remaining picks include No. 44 (Round 2), No. 75 (Round 3), No. 100 (Round 4), No. 106 (Round 4), No. 137 (Round 5), No. 168 (Round 6) and No. 199. It can be seen on the NHL Network beginning at 10 a.m.
The Arizona Coyotes took Rasmus Dahlin of Sweden with the No. 1 overall pick.