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.
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.