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.
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.