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Verona native drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks

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PHILADELPHIA (WKOW) -

Nick Schmaltz has been following in his brother's footsteps his whole life. So, it only seemed fitting that the Verona native would be a first-round NHL draft pick just like his older brother. The younger Schmaltz was drafted 20th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks.

 Chicago traded up to get Schmaltz. The center notched 63 points in 55 games for the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL.

Nick's older brother, Jordan, was drafted 25th overall by St. Louis in the 2012 draft. Nick plans to follow his brother to the University of North Dakota in the fall.

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