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NHL Central Scouting Includes Three Steel Skaters on 2022 NHL Draft Watch List

January 12, 2022 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Chicago Steel News Release


GENEVA, ILLINOIS - The NHL Central Scouting Mid-Season Watch List for the 2022 NHL Draft, released Wednesday, includes three current Chicago Steel players listed in the top 90 out of 227 total North American skaters.

"We're thrilled to see the hard work and performance of Zam Plante, Nick Moldenhauer, and Jake Livanavage recognized by NHL Central Scouting," said Steel General Manager Mike Garman. "Additionally, several of their teammates are generating quite a bit of NHL buzz. What we're most proud of is the hard work and dedication these guys all have to their game and our team as a whole. We're grateful to have them as part of our organization."

The players listed by NHL Central Scouting on the current Steel roster are as follows:

#40 Ranking - Zam Plante

Forward

Committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth

5'10'' 166 lbs.

2021-2022 Stats: 17 Games Played, 7 Points (4G, 3A)

#48 Ranking - Nick Moldenhauer

Forward

5'10'' 175 lbs.

2021-2022 Stats: 15 Games Played, 12 Points (7G, 5A)

#90 Ranking - Jake Livanavage

Defenseman

Committed to the University of North Dakota

5'9'' 160 lbs.

2021-2022 Stats: 31 Games Played, 27 Points (2G, 25A)

The players with Chicago Steel ties listed by NHL Central Scouting are as follows:

#45 Ranking - Quinn Finley

Forward

6'0'' 168 lbs.

Steel Ties: 2021 Clark Cup Champion with the Chicago Steel after being selected in the 2020-2021 USHL Dispersal Draft

Current Team: Madison Capitols (USHL) - player rights reverted to Madison following 2020-2021 season

2021-2022 Stats: 14 Games Played, 10 Points (5G, 5A)

#32 North American Goaltenders Ranking - Simon Latkoczy

Goaltender

5'11'' 164 lbs.

Steel Ties: 2021 Clark Cup Champion with the Chicago Steel after being selected in the 2020-2021 USHL Dispersal Draft

Current Team: Madison Capitols (USHL) - player rights reverted to Madison following 2020-2021 season

2021-2022 Stats: 19 Games Played, 3.24 goals-against average, .894 save percentage

The full NHL Central Scouting 2021-2022 Mid-season Watch List can be accessed here.

The Steel are coming off the heels of the two most successful NHL Drafts in franchise history with a total of eight players with Chicago ties selected in both the 2020 and 2021 NHL Drafts. In both years, the Steel had the most draft picks of any independent junior team in the world.

In total, the United States Hockey League has 45 current players named on the mid-season list.

The Steel are back in action with a home game this weekend, Star Wars Night on Saturday, Jan. 15 with a post-game skate for fans following game action. The contest against the Youngstown Phantoms is scheduled for a 7:05 pm puck drop.

Tickets start at just $10 and are available in person at the Steel Box Office at Fox Valley Ice Arena, by phone at 855-51-STEEL and online at chicagosteelhockeyteam.com. The Steel now offer single-game ticket discounts for kids 12 and under and military.

Steel games may be heard on Mixlr at http://mixlr.com/chicago-steel/ (AUDIO) and video may be streamed on available devices through HockeyTV at www.hockeytv.com.

For more information, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.

Chicago Steel Upcoming Home Games presented by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush:

Saturday, January 15 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 pm CT) Star Wars Night | Post-Game Skate

Friday, January 21 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT) Special Jersey Auction to benefit Geneva Academic Foundation presented by FONA International

Friday, February 5 vs. Tri-City Storm (7:05 pm CT) Wiener Dog Races


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