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Highmore's Stock Rising

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The IceHogs rookie is making an impact. Video: Highmore's Stock Rising
The IceHogs rookie is making an impact. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:30:12 +0000 Highmore's Stock Rising The IceHogs rookie is making an impact. WQRF FOX when you scan the icehogs roster for up-and-coming prospects for the blackhawks one of the guys who stands out is winger matthew highmore. he has been one of the icehogs most consistent players and he's only a rookie. (scott) highmore's skills were on full display last wednesday night. that's when he notched his first professional hat trick. he tallied all three goals in a 3-1 win over iowa. (matthew highmore, icehogs winger) "i'm actually not sure when the last one was. it might have been last year, but it felt great! any way i can help the team. (scott) that natural hat trick came in only his 18th professional game. that scoring binge wasn't a fluke. highmore leads the icehogs with nine goals. (jeremy colliton, icehogs coach) "i like his approach. he's very consistent. i think he's shown he's got some offense in him." (scott) highmore spent the past five seasons playing in the quebec major junior hockey league with the saint john sea dogs. last season he led saint john in assists and points and he helped the sea dogs win the league championship. so far he's made the leap to the american hockey league look easy. (highmore) "it's been a process just like everybody else. it's been a lot of fun so far. luckily i've had really good teammates here that have made the transition real easy. the coaches have also helped, so so far so good." (scott) highmore wasn't selected in the nhl drafted. maybe it was his size that scared off teams. he's only 5'10, but that size hasn't been an issue. (highmore) "i believe everybody has a different path. i've learned over the years that there's different ways to get to where you want to be. not getting drafted obviously motivated me and there may be a little bit of a chip on my shoulder but i don't know where i'd be where i am today without not getting drafted. i'm very thankful for the opportunity that i have here and i just take advantage of it every day." meanwhile the blackhawks lost in

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