The NHL being held in Chicago will not only showcase the
city and the Blackhawks, but it will shed a new light on the USHL. Because the
USHL is based in Chicago, the draft in town will allow for a new opportunity to
showcase this ever-growing league.
With more players from the USHL in the draft than ever
before the hockey fans that don’t yet know this league will certainly know who
they are after this event. Having the event in Chicago is something that many
different parties fought for. Rahm Emmanuel wanted it for the city, to draw
attention and people into the economy of the city.
Junior hockey has a large presence in this town, especially
because the USHL is headquartered here. Hopefully the draft will let the USHL
take over some part of the draft as this league deserves to be showcased and
what better city then where they are located.
The USHL has a large presence in the NHL draft this year,
larger than ever before. This league has quickly began churning out players
that are becoming big names in the NHL early on in their careers like Jack
Eichel. It’s important that the hockey community supports this league more than
ever since it’s a proven path of success for young players. It provides a way
for players to develop at their own pace, which is invaluable at the beginning
of a player’s career. This league prepares players for the collegiate level.
Draft weekend here in Chicago will be a great experience for
the USHL to show why their players make better players later on in their
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