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A member of Iowa football's extended family was drafted in the 2010 NHL draft over the weekend. Mark Alt, son of former Iowa Hawkeyes and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman John Alt, was drafted with the No. 53 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.  The younger Alt passed on a football scholarship at the University of Iowa to instead lace up his skates for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and try his luck in the NHL. Pro scouts had him labeled as the one of the best skater prospects in the draft.  “We think his upside is pretty significant,” said Tony MacDonald, the Carolina Hurricanes’ director of amateur scouting. After the customary two or three years of college hockey, the Canes are hoping that Alt will shake off the bad habits t ...

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