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By Chicago Steel, 10/07/19, 1:45PM CDT


Five current players and five affiliate players listed as ‘Players to Watch’

GENEVA, ILLINOIS — NHL Central Scouting released its 2019-20 Preliminary Players to Watch list for the season on Monday, including five current Chicago Steel players and five Steel affiliates rated as either ‘B’ or ‘C’ prospects.

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

  • ‘B’ Rating – Sam Colangelo (Forward)
  • ‘B’ Rating – Luke Reid (Defense)
  • ‘C’ Rating – Brendan Brisson (Forward)
  • ‘C’ Rating – Josh Doan (Forward)
  • ‘C’ Rating – Sean Farrell (Forward)

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

  • ‘C’ Rating – Matthew Gleason (Forward)
  • ‘C’ Rating – Luc Laylin (Forward)
  • ‘C’ Rating – Timothy Lovell (Defense)
  • ‘C’ Rating – David Ma (Defense)
  • ‘C’ Rating – Ian Moore (Defense)

Steel General Manger Ryan Hardy looks forward to the group’s progress as the season plays on.

"It is nice to see that ten players in our program have been recognized by NHL Central Scouting as we begin the 2019-20 season. I personally believe that a couple players, notably Brendan Brisson and Sean Farrell, could be rated higher and I was surprised by the exclusion of a couple of other players, but their NHL futures will be determined by what they do on and off the ice, not by a ranking in October, so I look forward to watching all of our prospects grow and develop throughout the season,” said Hardy.

The United States Hockey League has over 60 current players listed on the 2019-20 NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Players to Watch list.

Chicago Steel Upcoming Games:

Friday, October 11 at Green Bay Gamblers (7:05 pm CT)

Sunday, October 13 at Youngstown Phantoms (4:05 pm CT)

Monday, October 14 at Youngstown Phantoms (6:05 pm CT)

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