Devils Sign Forward Ryan Schmelzer to AHL Contract
BINGHAMTON - The Binghamton Devils announced that the club has signed forward Ryan Schmelzer to a one-year, American Hockey League contract. The announcement came today from Binghamton's General Manager, Tom Fitzgerald.
Schmelzer, 25, finished fifth on the Devils in goals this past season with 14. The Buffalo, NY native also added 10 assists for 24 total points in his rookie campaign.
In four seasons at Canisius College, Schmelzer racked up 106 points (40 goals, 66 assists) and a plus/minus rating of +46. The 6-foot-2, 183-pound forward was named the Atlantic Hockey Association's Best Defensive Forward, to the Second All-Conference Team, and captured the Regular Season Championship in 2016-17. In the 2017-18 season, Schmelzer was named to the Third All-Conference Team and served as the team's captain.
Following his collegiate career, Schmelzer had seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven regular-season games with the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder. In 17 playoff games, Schmelzer helped lead the Thunder to the Eastern Conference Final with 17 points (nine goals, 8 assists).
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