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School: Stars prospect Scott Winkler, 23, dies in Norway after sr season at Colorado College

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2011, file photo, Colorado College's Scott Winkler, left, and Bemidji State's Sam Renldle battle for the puck during the first period of a college hockey game at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Winkler, a Dallas Stars prospect, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his parents' home in Norway after recently completing his senior season at Colorado College, school officials said. He was 23. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2011, file photo, Colorado College's Scott Winkler, left, and Bemidji State's Sam Renldle battle for the puck during the first period of a college hockey game at World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Winkler, a Dallas Stars prospect, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at his parents' home in Norway after recently completing his senior season at Colorado College, school officials said. He was 23. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jerilee Bennett, File)

DALLAS - Dallas Stars prospect Scott Winkler has died in his home country of Norway after recently completing his senior season at Colorado College. He was 23.

School officials said in a news release that Winkler died unexpectedly Wednesday at his parents' home. The native of Asker, Norway, was a third-round pick by the Stars in 2008.

The school said Winkler graduated from Colorado College on May 20 with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Winkler came to the U.S. in 2007 and played for Cedar Rapids in the United States Hockey League the year he was drafted by Dallas. He later enrolled at Colorado College and compiled 63 points in 120 career games. He had career highs of 13 goals and 28 points last season.

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