The USHL’s Chicago Steel made a high school hockey player’s dream come true on Tuesday night.
Jack Jablonski was paralyzed during a high school game in January 2012. The Minnesota teen was checked into the end boards during the Holiday Hockey Classic Tournament when he suffered the spinal cord injury.
Before the USHL Phase 2 draft, Jablonski sent out a reminder to the junior hockey league’s teams.
Dear USHL teams, Just thought I'd let u know I am eligible for tomorrow's draft. Sincerely Jack Jablonski—
Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 07, 2013
The Steel fulfilled Jablonski’s wish, making him the team’s final selection, pick No. 411 overall.
With the final pick the Steel draft Jack Jablonski. Congrats @Jabs_13 on becoming a member of the Steel!—
Chicago Steel (@ChicagoSteel) May 08, 2013
Jablonski summed up his emotions perfectly early Wednesday morning.
Best night ever. #steel—
Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 08, 2013
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