GENEVA, ILLINOIS — Chicago Steel forward Sean Farrell was named 2021 USHL Player of the Year, announced by the league on Monday.
Farrell is the second Steel player to earn the Player of the Year award, joining Andrew Miller who earned the honor for the 2008-2009 season.
Farrell, selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fourth round (#124 overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft, became just the second player in USHL history to eclipse the 100-point mark in a single season with 101 points (29G, 72A) in 53 games played during the 2020-2021 campaign.
“Sean had one of the best, if not the best season in USHL history and is much deserving of this award,” said Steel head coach Brock Sheahan. “Sean is an amazing hockey player and an even better person. We have been so lucky to have Sean as a part of this group the last two seasons and I couldn’t be more proud of the player and person he is. He had a great Junior career and I know that he will continue to develop and grow as a player moving forward and I am excited to follow the rest of his career.”
The Harvard University-bound forward registered at least a point in 24 consecutive games from Nov. 25, 2020 through Feb. 11, 2020, the longest single-season point streak in USHL history with 15 goals and 25 assists over that stretch.
In the playoffs, Farrell helped the Steel win the 2021 Clark Cup title, accumulating 10 points (2G, 8A) in the eight-game championship run.
In addition to the USHL single-season point streak mark, Farrell, a native of Hopkinton, Mass., re-wrote the Steel record book during the 2020-2021 regular season.
The 5-foot-10, 177-pound skater now owns franchise marks for both points and assists in a career and a single season. Farrell tallied 101 points including 72 helpers during the 2020-2021 season for the single-year records, adding to his career totals of 157 points and 113 assists in a Steel uniform.
Farrell was named USHL Forward of the Week three times this season, the most of any skater in the league.
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