Stars draft WNY’s Cecconi in 5th round

SUNRISE, Fla. (WIVB) – The Dallas Stars picked up a Western New York prospect, drafting Youngstown’s Joe Cecconi in the 5th round of the NHL Draft Saturday.

Cecconi, who played in the USHL last season for Muskegon, is committed to play college hockey at the University of Michigan this fall.

The 6-2 defenseman scored 15 points in 58 games with Muskegon last season. He also was one of the prospects at the All-American Prospects Game held last year in Buffalo. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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