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Posted On Wednesday, 06.25.2014 / 3:02 PM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone excited for draft, working hard in offseason

Forward Seamus Malone completed his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League in 2013-14. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound left-handed shot, who was born in Naperville, Ill., is No. 180 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft. He led the team with 46 points (23 goals, 23 assists) and four shorthanded goals in 55 regular-season games. He also had 12 power-play points and five game-winners. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16, Malone has offered to maintain a blog leading up to the 2014 draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Hello again!

It's nice to be thinking hockey this week during the heat of summer. This week is certainly an exciting one for junior hockey players across the country. The NHL Draft is this weekend in Philadelphia and many fantastic players will have the honor of being drafted into the best hockey League in the world.

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Posted On Friday, 04.18.2014 / 5:18 PM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone revved up as Clark Cup Playoffs get underway

Forward Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-9.25, 165-pound left-handed shot, who was born in Naperville, Ill., is No. 180 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft. He led the team with 46 points (23 goals, 23 assists) and four shorthanded goals in 55 regular season games. He also had 12 power-play points and five game-winners. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16, Malone has offered to maintain a blog leading up to the 2014 draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Hello all!

It's the most exciting time of the year here in Dubuque. The 2014 Clark Cup Playoffs are underway, and we're looking to become the first team in 20 years to win back-to-back championships. We met as a team for the first time back in August before going to Russia, and since then our coaching staff has preached the goal of repeating as the Clark Cup champion. Russia was fun, the season was great, but the Clark Cup has been the goal since day one. There is such a big turnover in this USHL, so it makes it even tougher to repeat than in the NHL.

We opened the [best-of-5] quarterfinal round series last weekend against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. The series resumes Friday and Saturday in Dubuque.

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Posted On Thursday, 02.13.2014 / 3:00 AM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone focused on stretch run to playoffs

Forward Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-9.25, 165-pound left-handed shooting center, who was born in Naperville, Ill., is No. 128 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm ranking of the top draft-eligible North American skaters. He has 15 goals, 32 points and a plus-11 rating in 34 games for the Fighting Saints in 2013-14. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16, Malone has offered to maintain a blog leading up to the 2014 draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Hello all!

Thanks for checking back in with me. As we are now in the second half of the season things are very busy in the competitive USHL. Right now we are in second place in the Eastern Conference and looking to move up. We had a little rough patch in December, losing four in a row, but with the turn of the year we have really been paying well. We had a nice seven-game win streak and recently had a big win against Waterloo, which is the best team in the league right now. We hope to keep the success going.

A few recent additions have really helped out the team. We added two new goalies in Ben Johansson and Kevin Reich, as well as a big defenseman in Josh Elmes, who we got in a trade from Fargo. All of them have really helped us improve and earn some wins. Our defense has been playing really well.

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Posted On Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 1:32 PM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone recaps first half of season in Dubuque

Left wing Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-9.25, 165-pound left-handed shot, who was born in Naperville, Ill., is a B-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's December players to watch list for the 2014 NHL Draft. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone has nine goals, 17 points and a plus-10 rating in 18 games for the Fighting Saints in 2013-14. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in 2015-16, Malone has offered to maintain a blog leading up to the 2014 draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Hello fans!

It has been a bit since I last checked in, and the season is certainly in full swing. Coming into this weekend, the Dubuque Fighting Saints are first in the USHL's Eastern Conference and we have won our past three games. We have a pair of games this weekend before a brief break for the holiday season. We had a lot of high expectations this year and so far we are meeting those goals but have to continue working hard and playing our game.

In November, I had the honor of playing for Team USA at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge in Canada. It was an honor and an amazing experience representing my country and playing with Team USA. We were able to win gold, which is something I'll never forget. Two of my teammates, Karson Kuhlman and Shane Eiserman, were on the team as well and both played really well.


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Posted On Friday, 09.27.2013 / 8:37 AM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone thankful for AAPG experience

Left wing Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed shot, who was born in Naperville, Ill., is a "B"-rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list from the USHL. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone had six goals, 27 points and a plus-12 rating in 50 games for the Fighting Saints in 2012-13. Committed to the University of Wisconsin for the fall of 2015, Malone has offered to maintain a blog while at the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospect's Game in Pittsburgh.

Hi everyone!

Well, the All-American Prospect Game is over and I can honestly say I really had a great time.

The first period was a little shaky out there since everyone was getting their first shift out of the way in the first period. But once the second period got going, everybody picked it up a notch and you could tell the guys wanted to make the best of it. I thought the second-period pace really started to pick up, but it really went full throttle in the third [when the teams combined for six goals].

I felt, overall, I did pretty well in the game. There are a lot of talented players out there. I had some chances at the net and drove with the puck when I could and played pretty well defensively. I was happy with my game, but there's always room for improvement.

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Posted On Thursday, 09.26.2013 / 1:43 PM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone ready to go at All-American Prospects Game

Left wing Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound left-handed shot, who was born in Naperville, Ill., is a "B" rated skater on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list from the USHL. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone had six goals, 27 points and a plus-12 rating in 50 games for the Fighting Saints in 2012-13. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2015, Malone has offered to maintain a blog during his stay in Pittsburgh for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at Consol Energy Center on Sept. 26.

Hi fans!

I just finished my morning skate in preparation for tonight's All-American Prospects Game and had a blast.

We ate dinner at the rink [on Wednesday] with the coaches and staff involved and even got to tour one of the locker rooms here at Consol Energy Center. It was totally awesome. For dinner, I had some pasta, chicken and some salad. That's my usual standard meal on the day before a game.


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Posted On Friday, 08.30.2013 / 12:10 PM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone happy to have shot at a medal

Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound left wing was part of NHL Central Scouting's Futures List as a player to watch for the 2014 NHL Draft from the USHL. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone had six goals, 27 points and a plus-12 rating in 50 games for the Fighting Saints in 2012-13. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2015, Malone has offered to maintain a blog during his team's stay in Omsk, Russia, while competing in the 2013 Junior Club World Cup that runs Aug. 25-31.

Hello all!

Friday was an off-day for us after an exciting last few days of hockey. Saturday afternoon we will be playing in the bronze-medal game, and today we got on the ice for a skate, went souvenir shopping and enjoyed a nice meal. While we wish we were playing for the gold medal on Saturday, our goal coming to Russia was to take home a medal and we have a shot to do that. While we are not guaranteed that, we know the task at hand and are going to do all we can to make that happen.

My last blog was right before the game against the hometown Omsk Hawks. That game was one of the craziest games I have ever been a part of. We found out earlier in the day that all we needed was a regulation win over Omsk and we would move on to the semifinals, and our team really stepped up.

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Posted On Tuesday, 08.27.2013 / 11:19 AM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone, Dubuque bounce back in second game

Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound left wing was part of NHL Central Scouting's Futures List as a player to watch for the 2014 NHL Draft from the USHL. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone had six goals, 27 points and a plus-12 rating in 50 games for the Fighting Saints in 2012-13. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2015, Malone has offered to maintain a blog during his team's stay in Omsk, Russia, while competing in the 2013 Junior Club World Cup that runs Aug. 25-31.

Hello again hockey fans!

Two games are in the books for the Dubuque Fighting Saints here at the 2013 Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia. We are 1-1 after opening with a loss to Latvia's HC Riga, but following it up with a big win over the Czech Republic's Vitkovice Steel.

We came out really fast in our second game and played an overall great team game. Our goalie Christian Frey was great and we earned a 2-0 shutout. We had a lot of great chances in our first two games, but I thought we really showed that we are starting to gel and come together as a team in that game. We worked hard, stuck to our game plan and were rewarded for it.

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Posted On Saturday, 08.24.2013 / 12:54 PM

By Seamus Malone -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seamus Malone draft blog

Malone ready for Jr. Club World Cup in Russia

Seamus Malone is in his second season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound left wing was part of NHL Central Scouting's Futures List as a player to watch for the 2014 NHL Draft from the USHL. Regarded as a skilled forward, Malone had six goals, 27 points and a plus-12 rating in 50 games for the Fighting Saints in 2012-13. Committed to the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2015, Malone has offered to maintain a blog during his team's stay in Omsk, Russia, while competing in the 2013 Junior Club World Cup that runs Aug. 25-31.

Hello!

My name is Seamus Malone and I play forward for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. I am a native of Naperville, Illinois, am 17 years old, and am entering my second season with Dubuque. I am committed to the University of Wisconsin.

The Fighting Saints are currently overseas in Omsk, Russia for the 2013 Junior Club World Cup, a tournament in which we will get to square off with some of the world's best junior hockey teams. I was honored and want to thank NHL.com for allowing me to share my experiences overseas and during this upcoming season.

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