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Jr. Sharks alum Celebrini earns trifecta of USHL awards for 2022-23 season


The USHL has announced that Chicago Steel forward Macklin Celebrini has been named the USHL Rookie of the Year, USHL Forward of the Year, and USHL Player of the Year for the 2022-23 season.

League awards are voted on by each member club’s general manager after each club nominates their players for awards.

Committed to Boston University, Celebrini led the USHL in with 86 points with 46 goals and 40 assists. His 46 goals were also a league high, as were his eight game-winning goals and 21 power-play goals.

Including a five-goal game vs. USA Hockey’s NTDP on Feb. 18, Celebrini recorded four hat tricks during the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Named the USHL Forward of the Week on four occasions, Celebrini’s point and goal totals this year are the most ever by a U17 player in a single season.

He turns 17 on June 13.

The Vancouver, B.C., native, who is eligible for the 2024 NHL Draft, helped lead Canada to a bronze medal at the 2023 IIHF Men’s U18 World Championship.

Celebrini, who spent the 2019-20 season with the San Jose Jr. Sharks’ 14U AAA team, joins Manhattan Beach native Brendan Brisson (2020) and Alameda native Robby Jackson (2014) as Steel recipients of the USHL Rookie of the Year award.

Photo/Chicago Steel Hockey Team

(May 8, 2023)

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