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2021 NHL Draft: Chicago Steel Alum Mackie Samoskevich Selected No. 24 by Florida Panthers

The forward is the third Steel player to be picked in the first round this year, joining Owen Power and Matt Coronato.

Mackie Samoskevich NHL Draft
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The Florida Panthers selected Chicago Steel alum Mackie Samoskevich No. 24 overall in the first round of the 2021 NHL Draft on Friday.

The forward scored 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) in 36 games. He added 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in the USHL’s Clark Cup Playoffs to help the Steel win the Cup. His 37 points ranked sixth in scoring on the Steel, with the five players above him each playing in at least 51 games.

“Mackie is a skilled forward who is a playmaker first, with an elite shot and skating ability,” Steel head coach Brock Sheahan said.

Samoskevich (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) is the third Steel player to be picked in the first round of this year’s NHL draft, joining Owen Power (No. 1 to Sabres) and Matt Coronato (No. 13 to Flames). It is the first time in Steel history three players have been selected in the first round.

Samoskevich will join Power at the University of Michigan next season.

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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9 months ago

[…] Owen Power (No. 1 to Sabres) and forwards Matt Coronato (No. 13 to Flames) and Mackie Samoskevich (No. 24 to Panthers) each went in the first round on Friday […]


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