#8 Chase Pilawski
D | 5'9" | 197 lbs. | Apr. 3, 1999 | Lake Superior State
Hometown: Lutz, Florida
Commitment: Lake Superior State
Pronunciation: Chase (PIL-aw-SKEE)
USHL Draft: 2016, Phase II, 6th round, 92nd overall by the Waterloo Black Hawks.
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- Pilawski brings a two-way presence and past experience competing at top midget and youth levels. Is the first Floridian to play for Tri-City since Brandon Duhaime in 2015-16.
With the Storm:
- Picked up on 2/22/2017 from Waterloo to complete an earlier trade ... In 15 Storm games, scored one goal and five points, combining for three goals and 13 points in first league season ... First Storm game was vs. SC (2/24) ... Recorded first Storm point vs. FGO (3/3) ... Scored first TC goal and had only multi-point game (1g, 1a) of season vs. CR (4/7).
Before the Storm:
- 2016-17: Played in 40 games for Waterloo, scoring two goals and eight points, before the trade. Scored one goal and two points against the Storm in four games, including his last league goal on Feb. 3, 2017 in a Waterloo win. Scored first USHL goal vs. Youngstown on Nov. 4, 2016.
- 2014-16: Skated for Little Caesars U16 level and one game with the U18s in 2015-16. Also competed for Little Caesars in 2012-13.
- 2013-14: Played for local Steinbrenner High School's hockey team in Lutz, Florida, named after former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.