Roope Hintz

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Roope Hintz
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Hintz with the Texas Stars in 2018
Born (1996-11-17) 17 November 1996 (age 22)
Tampere, Finland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Ilves
HIFK
NHL Draft 49th overall, 2015
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2013–present

Roope Hintz (born 17 November 1996) is a Finnish professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the Dallas Stars in the National Hockey League (NHL). Hintz was selected by the Stars in the second round (49th overall) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Hintz made his Liiga debut playing with Ilves during the 2013–14 Liiga season.[1] On 23 April 2015, after two seasons with Ilves, Hintz transferred to fellow Liiga club HIFK on a two-year contract.[2] Hintz was ranked by NHL central scouting amongst the eligible European skaters before his selection to the Stars in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

On 4 May 2017, Hintz agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars.[4] He then spent the entirety of the 2017–18 season with their American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars.[5]

Hintz was named to the Dallas Stars roster to start the 2018–19 season.[6] He made his NHL debut on 4 October 2018 in a 3–0 win over the Arizona Coyotes,[7] and then scored his first NHL goal on 18 November 2018 at Barclays Center in a 6–2 victory against the New York Islanders.[8] After being sent to the AHL, Hintz was recalled from the Texas Stars on 28 December following an injury to Jason Dickinson. Hintz scored his first career Stanley Cup Playoffs goal on 17 April 2019 against the Nashville Predators.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Tampa Bay Juniors EmJHL 20 20 15 35 0
2012–13 Bismarck Bobcats NAHL 2 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Ilves Jr. A 29 18 20 38 16 5 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Ilves Liiga 7 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Ilves Liiga 42 5 12 17 10 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Ilves Jr. A 6 1 1 2 0
2015–16 HIFK Liiga 33 8 12 20 4 18 2 4 6 2
2016–17 HIFK Liiga 44 19 11 30 18 14 3 11 14 4
2017–18 Texas Stars AHL 70 20 15 35 27 22 4 8 12 4
2018–19 Dallas Stars NHL 58 9 13 22 24 13 5 3 8 2
2018–19 Texas Stars AHL 21 9 13 22 10
Liiga totals 126 32 35 67 34 34 5 15 20 6
NHL totals 58 9 13 22 24 13 5 3 8 2
Medal record
Representing  Finland
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Finland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Finland WJC 7th 5 0 2 2 2
2016 Finland WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 3 1 4 2
Junior totals 12 3 3 6 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013–14 Ilves player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Roope Hintz transferred to HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ "NHL Central's final rankings". National Hockey League. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Dallas Stars sign forward Roope Hintz to entry-level deal". Dallas Stars. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ Williams, Patrick (4 June 2018). "Hintz making positive impact on Stars during AHL playoffs". NHL.com. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Stars announce opening night roster" (Press release). Dallas Stars. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  7. ^ Stepneski, Mark (5 October 2018). "'A real good team win': Stars blank Coyotes in Montgomery's debut". NHL.com. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  8. ^ Rosen, Dan (19 November 2018). "Top line powers Stars past Islanders". NHL.com. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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