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The Chicago Blackhawks chose former Woodhaven player Matheson Iacopelli with the 83rd overall pick in last week's NHL Entry Draft.

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In the third round of last week’s NHL Entry Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks chose Brownstown’s Matheson Iacopelli with the 83rd overall pick.

Iacopelli, 20, is also commited to Western Michigan University and is set to join the Broncos for the 2015-16 campaign.

This past season, he skated with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, which is the top junior hockey league in the nation, and earned All-USHL First Team honors.

The forward led the league with 41 goals and was tied for seventh in points with 63, both of which were the most by any Lumberjacks’ player since the squad joined the USHL four years ago.

In his junior year of hockey at Woodhaven High School, Iacopelli was one of the area’s best snipers and was named to the All-State team as an honorable mention. With 23 goals and 15 assists in 22 games that year, he helped lead the Warriors to a Metro League title and a 19-4-2 record.

He moved on for the 2011-12 campaign and appeared in one game with the Texas Tornado team of the North American Hockey League and skated in 17 contests with the Little Caesars U18 squad.

The following season Iacopelli laced up his skates for the Belle Tire U18 team of the Midwest Elite Hockey League and turned in an impressive performance that featured 26 goals and 20 assists in 39 games. He also saw action in four games with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the NAHL and he was eventually drafted by Muskegon in the second round of the USHL Entry Draft.

Last Updated: 7/6/2014 12:48:07 PM EST