The Chicago Steel are members of the United States Hockey League, joining the league in 2000. The Steel have played their home games at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, Illinois, since 2015; previously, the team played at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois, from 2000 to 2015.
|Home arena||Fox Valley Ice Arena|
|Colors||Black, red, gray|
|Head coach||Brock Sheahan|
|1996–2000||Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks|
|Regular season titles||0 Anderson Cups|
|Playoff championships||1 Clark Cup (2017)|
The Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks, founded in 1996, moved to Bensenville, Illinois, and became the Chicago Steel in 2000. In May 2015, the majority ownership of the Steel was purchased by Larry Robbins while then current owners Bruce Liimatainen and Mike Greenberg remained involved as minority owners. The announcement for the change of ownership was accompanied by a change of leadership as Ryan Bennett and Dan Muse were hired as the new general manager and head coach, respectively.
On May 22, 2017, the Steel defeated the Sioux City Musketeers 2–1 in overtime of game five, finishing a 3-games-to-2 series win to claim the franchise's first Clark Cup. Head coach Dan Muse would then be hired by the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators as an assistant coach and Mark Abalan would take over as head coach of the Steel. On January 2, 2018, Abalan was let go and Ryan Cruthers was named interim head coach and assistant general manager of the Steel. During the 2018 Clark Cup playoffs, the interim tag was removed and Cruthers was named the permanent head coach, however, Cruthers would leave the team in May 2018 when the Steel hired Ryan Hardy as general manager. Greg Moore was then hired as the head coach for the 2018–19 season after previously serving as an assistant with Team USA. In 2019, Moore left to become head coach of the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League and Brock Sheahan was promoted to head coach.
- Matt Clackson, currently in the Washington Capitals organization, son of Kim Clackson
- Tom Gilbert, defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens
- Jaccob Slavin, defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes
- John Moore, defenseman for the New Jersey Devils, and 2011 AHL All-Star
- Travis Morin, Dallas Stars prospect
- Danny Richmond, member of 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman for the Lahti Pelicans of the SM-liiga in Finland
- Lee Sweatt, retired
- Jake Chelios, former Michigan State Spartans, currently plays for AHL Charlotte Checkers, son of Chris Chelios
- Andrew Miller, former Yale University, currently plays for AHL Charlotte Checkers
- Philip Samuelsson, Defenseman for the Boston College Eagles, currently plays for AHL Charlotte Checkers, son of Ulf Samuelsson
- Drew LeBlanc, Forward for the 2012–2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks
The team mascot is a dog named Rusty. Occasionally also seen at Steel home games is a puppy named Rascal.
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- "Dan Muse Named Assistant Coach of Nashville Predators". United States Hockey League. July 21, 2017.
- "Ryan Cruthers Named Head Coach of USHL's Chicago Steel". OurSportsCentral.com. April 25, 2018.
- "Steel Name Ryan Hardy General Manager". OurSprtsCentral.com. May 30, 2018.
- "Greg Moore Named Head Coach of Chicago Steel". OurSportsCentral.com. June 6, 2018.
- Steel, Chicago (2019-12-01). "GREG MOORE NAMED HEAD COACH OF TORONTO MARLIES (AHL)". Chicago Steel. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
- Chicago Steel Hockey Team Official site