With the remainder of the USHL season canceled, we’ll take a look at the top prospects from each team around the league over the coming weeks. This week we’ll start with the Chicago Steel’s top prospects.
The 6’2″ forward from Stoneham, MA was a leader for the Steel this season. Through 44 games, he totaled 58 points (28 goals, 30 assists) and had a +/- of +32…that’s impressive. He was last listed as a B skater on the NHL Central Scouting Report and is ranked #63 by Future Considerations. He’ll be playing for the Northeastern Huskies next year and leave a sizeable void in the Steel’s roster.
The 6′ forward from Geneva, IL is a special talent. After a huge jump from his 2017-18 season, Luke has been impressing scouts and climbing everyone’s draft boards. Currently ranked #83 by Future Considerations, he also comes in with a B rating on the NHL Central Scouting Report. After a stellar but short season, Luke should make an impact with his new team, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats.
The left-handed center is rated as a C skater and ranked as high as 17 for the NHL Entry Draft. Number 17 by Hockeyprospect.com, 19 by eliteprospects.com, and 79 by Future Considerations. Brendan had a stellar 2018-19 year with Shattuck St. Mary’s Midget Prep and the Green Bay Gamblers when he totaled 102 total points. With a season that was cut short, Brendan was still able to tally 59 points, good enough for second on the top points scorers list. He’ll play for the University of Michigan next season.
Another top prospect for the Steel is Sean Farrell. Just because Sean is a little shorter than the other players on this list, 5’9″, he was still able to put up stellar numbers. He notched 15 goals and 41 assists to total 56 points in the cut short season which skyrocketed his draft stock. He’s ranked 28 by McKeen’s Hockey, 32 by Future Considerations, and 45 by Elite Prospects and is eligible for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. He’ll play for Harvard next season.
Let me know how you think these prospects will fare in their future careers and if it matches your prospect list. Check me out on Twitter @Nwinansw for more junior hockey news. Check back next week when I look at the top Black Hawks prospects.