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Steel Defenseman Commits to University of Connecticut

Friday February 22, 2013

Chicago Steel defenseman Christian Neumann has committed to play college hockey at the University of Connecticut following his USHL career. (photo by MJB Images)

Chicago Steel defenseman Christian Neumann has committed to play college hockey at the University of Connecticut following his USHL career.

Neumann has collected 12 points (1g, 11a) and a plus-one rating in 36 games for the Steel this season.  The 19-year-old is one of several local products on the team, growing up in nearby Naperville, Illinois.  As a USHL rookie last season, the defenseman scored two points (1g, 1a) in 48 games for the Steel.  He came to the League after being selected by the Steel in the 2011 USHL Entry Draft.

The University of Connecticut is a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association and has four USHL alumni on the roster this season; Alex Gerke (Tri-City Storm), Tom Janosz (Ohio Junior Blue Jackets), Billy Latta (Sioux City/Chicago), and Patrick Kirtland (Des Moines Buccaneers).

USHL stats – Christian Neumann

 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13.  With 19 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 250 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive).  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).

It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.

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