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2021-22 USHL Season Preview: Chicago Steel

09/22/2021, 8:30am CDT

Player to Watch

Forward Adam Fantilli returns to the defending Clark Cup Champion Chicago Steel after helping lead the team to the Championship and being named Clark Cup Final MVP. 

“As a Staff, we are very excited about the group we have here this season. We have a young and talented group, and we are very excited to put the work in day-to-day, and help each individual develop. We expect big things from our returning players and we are very excited about the new additions to the program. We feel very fortunate to get to work with such great kids and talented players, and we are excited for the season ahead.”
- Chicago Steel Head Coach Brock Sheahan 

Key Additions/Subtractions

Additions: Gibson Homer, Austen May, Jayden Perron

Subtractions: Matt Coronato, Josh Doan, Sean Farrell, Erik Middendorf, Ryan Ufko

NHL Draft

NHL Draft Selections

Jackson Blake (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2021, Round 4, #109)
Sam Lipkin (Arizona Coyotes, 2021, Round 7, #223)
Joe Miller (Toronto Maple Leafs, 2020, Round 6, #180)

2022 NHL Draft Prospects

Andon Cerbone
Michael Emerson
Gibson Homer
Jake Livanavage
Nick Moldenhauer
Zam Plante

New Coaches in Chicago

Karel Popper (Assistant Coach)
Derek Whitmore (Assistant Coach)

NCAA Commitments

  • Boston College: Lukas Gustafsson
  • Boston University: Jack Harvey
  • Colgate University: Nick Haas
  • Harvard University: Mick Thompson
  • Ohio State University: Chris Able
  • Providence College: Anthony Dowd, Austen May
  • Quinnipiac University: Sam Lipkin
  • Sacred Heart University: Dylan Robbins
  • University of Massachusetts: Chris Delaney, Michael Emerson
  • University of Michigan: Andon Cerbone, Adam Fantilli, Luca Fantilli
  • University of Minnesota: Joe Miller
  • University of Minnesota Duluth: Zam Plante
  • University of North Dakota: Jackson Blake, Jake Livanavage, Jayden Perron
  • University of Wisconsin: Luke Levandowski, Shawn Ramsey
  • Yale University: Jason Marsella, Jack Stark

Home Games to Watch For

October 23, 2021 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
- 19 Promotions We Missed in 2020

December 3, 2021 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
- Turtle Races

March 12, 2022 vs. Madison Capitols
- Ferris Bueller's Day at a Steel Game with Rusty Bobblehead Giveaway

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