Jack Jablonski could have been well on his way to a career in the USHL, America's top junior hockey league, before he was paralyzed in a Minnesota high school game late in 2011.
The injury changed those plans a bit, confining Jablonski to a wheelchair and ending his hopes at an on-ice career. But that didn't stop Jablonski from joking about it on Twitter this week before the 2013 USHL Draft...
Dear USHL teams, Just thought I'd let u know I am eligible for tomorrow's draft. Sincerely Jack Jablonski— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 7, 2013
... nor did it stop the Chicago Steel from being incredible, making Jablonski's wish come true, and slicing a lot of onions in here...
With the final pick the Steel draft Jack Jablonski. Congrats @jabs_13 on becoming a member of the Steel!— Chicago Steel (@ChicagoSteel) May 8, 2013
Best night ever. #steel— Jack Jablonski (@Jabs_13) May 8, 2013
Keep up with Jablonski here as he continues to shock doctors with his progress.