Playing in the United States Hockey League has been a process for Charlie Major.
Major, who won a state title in high school with Skaneateles in 2019, admitted his first year with the Chicago Steel was frustrating due to not getting a ton of playing time. The 2022-23 roster was filled with talented forwards, led by Macklin Celebrini, the first USHL player to win Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season.
Major was in and out of the lineup. By the time playoffs rolled around, he mostly served as a penalty killer, finishing with six goals and eight assists in 46 games. It was a stark contrast for Major, who had been used to being a big contributor on previous teams throughout his career.
Major said the entire experience taught him that “you’re not going to be one of the top guys on your team every year.”