Benilde-St. Margaret's (Minn.) junior Jack Jablonski has added another chapter to his inspirational story, which has captured the attention of the hockey world since he was paralyzed during a game on Dec. 30, 2011.
Jablonski, who was told he'll never walk or skate again, sent the following tweet on Monday, in advance of the United States Hockey League's Phase 2 Draft.
Dear USHL teams, Just thought I'd let u know I am eligible for tomorrow's draft. Sincerely Jack Jablonski— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 7, 2013
On Tuesday, with their final pick of the draft -- and the 411th pick overall -- the Chicago Steel helped Jablonski realize a dream.
With the final pick the Steel draft Jack Jablonski. Congrats @jabs_13 on becoming a member of the Steel! — Chicago Steel (@ChicagoSteel) May 8, 2013
Earlier in the draft, the Steel -- everyone's new favorite USHL team -- chose one of Jablonski's former high school teammates, Chase Jungels.
Yeah, Jablonski's draft experience was decidedly better than Geno Smith's.
Best night ever. #steel
— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 8, 2013
Thanks to CBS Sports for bringing this story to our attention.