Jack Jablonski wants to play hockey again. The Chicago Steel did their part to make that happen for the paralyzed high schooler.
The Steel selected Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) hockey player who was paralyzed during a junior varsity game, in this year's United States Hockey League draft. Jablonski was chosen Tuesday in the 28th round by the Steel.
Late Tuesday night, the Steel tweeted: "With the final pick the Steel draft Jack Jablonski. Congrats @Jabs_13 on becoming a member of the Steel!"
The USHL is regarded as perhaps the premiere junior ice hockey league in the United States. One day before the USHL's draft began, Jablonski tweeted: "Dear USHL teams, Just thought I'd let u know I am eligible for tomorrow's draft. Sincerely Jack Jablonski."
The 17-year-old Jablonski was paralyzed when he was checked from behind on Dec. 30, 2011 in a junior varsity game between Benilde-St. Margaret's and Wayzata. As he hit the boards during the second period of the game, he r...