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By Chicago Steel, 06/28/21, 3:45PM CDT


GENEVA, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Steel today announced the acquisition of defenseman Austen May from the Youngstown Phantoms in exchange for three future USHL draft picks.

May, a native of Woodhaven, Mich., skated in 43 games for the Phantoms during the 2020-2021 season posting 16 points (2G, 14A), the second-most among Youngstown defensemen, including two helpers over 12 outings against the Steel. May is committed to Providence College.

The 5-foot-10, 161-pound defenseman was ranked #100 on NHL Central Scouting’s most recent rankings for North American skaters prior to the 2021 NHL Draft, released on May 27, 2021.

“We are excited to add a player of Austen’s caliber to our team,” said Steel Assistant General Manager Noëlle Needham. “He is an intelligent, smooth, puck-moving defenseman that will fit into our style of play perfectly. We look forward to his continued development in our organization.”

In addition to May, the Steel received a 10th Round selection in the 2022 Phase 1 USHL Draft while sending a Third Round pick in the 2022 Phase 1 USHL Draft, a Fourth Round selection in the 2022 Phase 2 USHL Draft and a Fifth Round pick in the 2023 Phase 2 USHL Draft to the Youngstown Phantoms.

Season Ticket Plans for the Clark Cup Champion Chicago Steel are on sale now by calling 855-51-STEEL or emailing For a limited time, the Steel are offering a Clark Cup Champions ticket package for just $60. The pack includes a white zone ticket to four games including the Opening Night championship celebration and an official Clark Cup Champions t-shirt. One randomly selected purchaser will win a ‘Day with the Clark Cup’ this summer.

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