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Steel Players Highlight NHL Central Scouting Watch List

By Chicago Steel, 10/20/21, 10:15AM CDT

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GENEVA, ILLINOIS — The NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Watch List for the 2022 NHL Draft, released Tuesday, includes eight current Chicago Steel players, the most among independent USHL clubs.

“We’re grateful for NHL Central Scouting’s recognition of so many of our players‘ hard work and talent,” said Steel General Manager Mike Garman. “This acknowledgement is just the beginning for these players and we’re excited to watch them, as well as other Steel players not listed, transform into professionals during their time with us and beyond.”

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

  • ‘B’ Rating – Nick Moldenhauer
    • Forward
    • 5’10’’ 171 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: Has Not Played (inj.)
  • ‘B’ Rating – Zam Plante
    • Forward
    • 5’10’’ 166 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: 8 Games Played, 3 Points (1G, 2A)
  •  ‘C’ Rating – Andon Cerbone
    • Forward
    • 5’9’’ 146 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: 8 Games Played, 5 Points (1G, 4A)
  •  ‘C’ Rating – Michael Emerson
    • Forward
    • 6’1’’ 190 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: 7 Games Played, 2 Points (1G, 1A)
  •  ‘C’ Rating – Lukas Gustafsson
    • Defenseman
    • 5’10’’ 188 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: 6 Games Played, 3 Points (2G, 1A)
  •  ‘C’ Rating – Jack Harvey
    • Forward
    • 5’10’’ 176 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: 8 Games Played, 8 Points (5G, 3A)
  •  ‘C’ Rating – Gibson Homer
    • Goaltender
    • 6’5’’ 209 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: 4 Games Played, 2-0-2-0, 3.17 GAA, .909 SV%
  •  ‘C’ Rating – Jake Livanavage
    • Defenseman
    • 5’9’’ 160 lbs.
    • 2021-2022 Stats: 8 Games Played, 6 Points (6A)

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

  • ‘B’ Rating – Quinn Finley
    • Forward
    • 6’0’’ 186 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: 7 Games Played, 6 Points (3G, 3A)

The full NHL Central Scouting 2021-2022 Preliminary 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 68 current players named on the preliminary list.

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