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Dallas prospect Winkler passes away

Jun 13, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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Some sad news out of the Dallas Stars organization — on Thursday morning, prospect Scott Winkler was found dead at his home in Norway.

Winkler, 23, recently completed his senior year at Colorado College and was prepared to join AHL Texas for 2013-14, assistant GM Les Jackson told the Dallas Morning News.

“It’s just such a shock and so sad,’’ Jackson said. “He was a good kid with a bright future, and our thoughts go out to his family.’’

On Thursday afternoon, Stars GM Jim Nill released a statement on Winkler’s passing.

“The Dallas Stars are heartbroken to hear about Scott’s passing,” Nill said. “Scott was a wonderful young man with great character and a bright future.

“We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

Dallas selected Winkler in the third round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The cause of his death is unknown, according to Colorado College athletic director Ken Ralph.

  1. kingcobraman - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    R.I. P.

  2. 950003cups - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    That’s so sad.

  3. theclaim - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Too young RIP

  4. pirovash88 - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    What a shame, best of luck this friends and family. R.I.P

  5. micklethepickle - Jun 13, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Feel terrible for his family. Wonder what the story on his passing was… 23 is so young. When I was 23, I was still taking hallucinogens and wandering around the desert in the Southwestern U.S. RIP, kiddo.

    • micklethepickle - Jun 13, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      Why the hate? Just because you like hockey you can’t expand your mind? Tough crowd!

      • devilsarethebest - Jun 14, 2013 at 1:49 AM

        What I think he was saying is how this kid had a bright future, unlike him when he was 23. Makes it that much sadder. RIP

  6. govtminion - Jun 13, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Horrible to hear. He was a big part of CC’s program, sad that he’ll never get to play at the next level now. Condolences to his family. :(

  7. jaredo10 - Jun 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    horrible news. my prayers go out to his familt

  8. ryanw822 - Jun 13, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    We come here as fans of our respective teams, almost live and die with each result, discuss the events of hockey and even take jabs at opposing teams and fans. But when you read something about someone losing their life before it really even began, it just reminds you what really is important.

    Thoughts are with the family of this young man. RIP

    =(

  9. 2qswing - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    well said Ryan

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