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Why 2022 was a great year for Hermantown's Zam Plante

From bringing home a state title to being selected at the NHL Draft, 2022 will be a hard year to top for Plante.

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Zam Plante of the Chicago Steel is one of the many players with USHL ties who is taking part in NHL development camps. Plante was selected 150 overall at the 2022 NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Contributed / Chicago Steel

HERMANTOWN, Minn. — From bringing a state title back to Hermantown to being selected 150th overall at the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal by the Pittsburgh Penguins, the past year has been very good to Chicago Steel forward Zam Plante.

“It was really cool,” said Plante on being drafted. “Great organization so I really couldn’t be happier with where I went. I was so fired up. My whole family and grandpa were there in Montreal to be with me when it happened so it was really cool.”

Even with this huge milestone in Plante’s life, he is still grateful for the community that helped him get to this point.

“Everybody is there trying to help you get better,” said Plante on growing up in Hermantown. “Everybody’s supportive of the hockey program so just being from someplace that loves hockey too is a dream come true.”

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Profile

Age: 18
Hometown: Hermantown, Minn.
Position: Center
Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 165 pounds
Current team: Chicago Steel
College: Minnesota Duluth
NHL Rights: Pittsburgh Penguins

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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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