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Chicago Steel’s Sean Farrell Named USA Hockey’s 2021 Junior Player of the Year

The Canadiens prospect is the second Steel player to earn the honor, joining Andrew Miller who won the award in 2009.

Sean Farrell Junior Hockey Player of the Year
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Former Chicago Steel forward Sean Farrell is the 2021 Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year, USA Hockey announced Monday.

Farrell is the second Steel player to earn the honor, joining Andrew Miller who won the award in 2009.

Farrell led the USHL with 72 assists and 101 points in 53 regular-season games during the 2020-21 season. He’s the second player in USHL history to reach 100 points in a single season, joining Lincoln Stars forward Kevin Roy who had 104 points in 2011-12.

Farrell added eight assists and 10 points in eight games during the Steel’s Clark Cup championship run. He also was named the 2021 USHL Player of the Year.

The Hopkinton, Mass. native also set the USHL single-season point streak mark at 24 games from Nov. 25, 2020 through Feb. 11, 2021. He scored 40 points (15 goals, 25 assists) during his point streak.

Farrell, who was selected in the fourth round (No. 124 overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, will head to Harvard University 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 NHL.com. Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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