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Nick Moldenhauer becoming a force with the Chicago Steel after early setbacks

After having an unexpected start to the season, the Chicago Steel forward is back on the ice and continuing to impress.

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CHICAGO — Nick Moldenhauer missed about three months at the beginning of the 2021-22 USHL season due to illness, and then in his first shift back — just 15 seconds into the game — he took a skate to the face.

"I'm back now and I'm having fun and enjoying it," the Chicago Steel forward said.

"It definitely was a bit of adversity, kind of having to just sit at home and not do too much for awhile there and watch all the other guys play. That definitely was a little tough," he added.

Despite the time lost, Moldenhauer is currently seventh on the Steel in points, and is averaging 1.05 points per game.

"I'd say I'm a 200-foot player, I think I see the ice really well and just my ability to make plays and see where my teammates are and read off them is really good too," Moldenhauer said on the strengths of his game.


Moldenhauer is currently uncommitted to a college program, and says that he wants to play in college but the decision he is weighing right now is whether he wants to stay in Chicago for another year or enter college next year.


Age: 17
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Position: C/RW
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170 pounds
Current team: Chicago Steel
College: Uncommitted
NHL Rights: Prospect eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft
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Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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