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OWEN POWER NAMED USHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE YEAR

By Chicago Steel, 06/12/20, 2:00PM CDT

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Steel blueliner follows up All-USHL First Team honor with another individual award

GENEVA, ILLINOIS — Chicago Steel defenseman Owen Power was named 2020 Defenseman of the Year, the United States Hockey League announced Friday.

The University of Michigan-bound blueliner charted 40 points (12G, 28A) over 45 games during his second campaign in a Steel sweater.

Power, a native of Mississauga, Ontario, paced defensemen with 19 points (5G, 14A) on the power play, helping Chicago to a 24.6% success rate (56-for-228) with the man advantage which ranked first in the USHL.

The 6-foot-5, 211-pound blueliner was named USHL Defenseman of the Week on Oct. 29, 2019 and is currently forecast as a top prospect eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft.

“Owen Power is the best player in the USHL by a significant margin.” Said Steel General Manager Ryan Hardy. “We are so proud to see him chosen as the USHL's Defenseman of the Year in recognition of his efforts on the ice this season.  That said, his contributions to our organization are felt in so many greater ways than just his on-ice performance.  It was truly an honor to witness his development as a player and a person over the past two seasons.”

Power joins John Moore (2008-09) as the second player in Chicago Steel franchise history to be named USHL Defenseman of the Year.

The Steel were awarded the 2020 Anderson Cup as the regular-season champions of the United States Hockey League after posting a 41-7-1-0 (83 pts) record, a franchise-best for wins and points in a season. Chicago set league records with an .847 win percentage and an average of 4.94 goals per game prior to the cancellation of the regular season and Clark Cup Playoffs on March 18.

Season tickets are available now for the 2020-2021 season at Fox Valley Ice Arena starting at just 5 games for $45.  Full season tickets are available starting at just $8 per game.  In addition to affordable ticket prices, the Steel offer free parking, themed promotions and family-friendly entertainment.

For more information and to purchase Steel tickets, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.

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