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With my focus continuously on the future, I may have just found a young man of only 16 years of age who you may want to watch out for. His name is Henry Major, and he is projected to be one of the next great talents to come out of New York State. And that’s saying something, considering New York has given us players such as Dustin Brown, Patrick Kane, Adam Fox, Charlie McAvoy, Joel Farabee, Trevor Zegras, and so many more.
What is interesting about Henry is that he recently won the NY. State High School Championship while playing for his dad, Mitch Major, serving as the team’s Head Coach. And what a season it was; while playing in a combined 65 games last season split between Skaneateles High School and the Rochester Coalition 15U AAA team, he was able to net 67 goals and 98 assists for an unbelievable 165 points! Folks, if you’re doing the math, that means Henry averaged over 2.5 points per game during the 2022-2023 campaign.
It was that kind of production that undoubtedly caught the eye of the prospect powerhouse, Bishop Kearney Selects, who were lucky enough to convince Henry to join them this season. And my oh my, what a great decision that is turning out to be, seeing that already this year Henry has shown the ability to maintain his over two plus points a game average, scoring 13 goals and 16 assists for 29 points in only 13 games played so far for the Selects!
With that all being said, it should come as no surprise when I tell you that even though the people who make up the 2025 NHL Mock Drafts have yet to find out about Henry’s elite offensive talents’ the United States Hockey Leagues Chicago Steel sure have. This is evident by Chicago already staking claim to Major (via selecting him with their 5th round pick this year in the USHL Futures Draft) in hopes that one day, he will decide to join them and help the Steel to raise what would be their third Clarke Cup Championship Banner.
But wherever this young prospect decides to take his game in the future, one thing is for certain: the sky is the limit! Henry has more talent and potential than most prospects I’ve seen at this age. Therefore, it will be up to him to decide how hard he is willing to work to hone those skills over the next few seasons in order for him to be able to reach the heights (or rather the level of play) that he wishes to obtain.