Amateur league hockey team in Chicago drafts Jablonski

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A junior amateur league hockey team in Chicago has drafted former Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player Jack Jablonski.

On Tuesday night, the Chicago Steel tweeted:

Jablonski's image was already on the team's website Wednesday morning, although it was not immediately clear what role he would play with the Steel.

In response, Jablonski tweeted:

Jablonski on Monday had put his name into consideration:

Jablonski was paralyzed from a hit during a game in December 2011 and has been widely embraced by the hockey community since then, the Pioneer Press notes.

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