USHL Alumni Voices: Gleason, Lindblad, and Casto
Tuesday July 17, 2012
Joe Gleason, Matt Lindblad, and Chris Casto all spent time in the USHL and were on the ice together during the Chicago Blackhawks Prospects Camp. (photos courtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks)
The 2012 Chicago Blackhawks Prospects Camp had a heavy influence from the USHL as 21 players who spent time in the League were at the camp.
Joe Gleason spent the 2008-09 season in the USHL with the Des Moines Buccaneers after the Chicago Blackhawks selected him in the 2008 NHL Draft. He is entering his senior season at the University of North Dakota where he is teammates with another Chicago Blackhawks draft pick and USHL alum - Nick Mattson.
USHL stats - Joe Gleason
Matt Lindblad began his USHL career close to home by playing for the Chicago Steel during the 2008-09 season. Like many players, his career really took off in his second USHL season when he was one of the leading scorers in the League while playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede (2009-10). He is playing college hockey at Dartmouth.
USHL stats - Matt Lindblad
Chris Casto was a force on the blueline for the Lincoln Stars during the 2010-11 season before beginning his college career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
USHL stats - Chris Casto
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.