Jack Jablonski chosen with final pick of USHL Draft

7:04 AM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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BENSENVILLE, Ill. - Jack Jablonski, the Benilde-St. Margaret's High School hockey player who was paralyzed after a hit in 2011, has been drafted by a team in the United States Hockey League.

Jablonski, who continues to make amazing strides in his recovery, has been told by doctors that he will never walk or skate again.

With their final pick in the 2013-2014 USHL Draft, The Chicago Steel drafted Jablonski, who was the winner of the 2012 Courage in Sports Award and has been considered an inspiration for his work ethic and passion.

The team quickly posted a story announcing their pick and promoting the Jack Jablonski BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation.

The team tweeted: "With the final pick the Steel draft Jack Jablonski. Congrats @Jabs_13 on becoming a member of the Steel!"

Jablonski then tweeted: "Best night ever. #steel"

The Chicago Steel are a Tier 1 Junior A hockey Team based out of Bensenville, Illinois.

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