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Paralyzed high school hockey player Jack Jablonski selected in USHL draft



Jack Jablonski, center, the Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who was paralyzed after a spinal cord injury during a game in 2011, laughs with friends during a hockey clinic last summer. / Jennifer Simonson, AP

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.

On Tuesday, with their final pick of the draft -- and the 411th pick overall -- the Chicago Steel helped Jablonski realize a dream.

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.

Thanks to CBS Sports for bringing this story to our attention.

 

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