Monsters Sign Defenseman Thomas Schemitsch to AHL Contract
CLEVELAND - The AHL's Cleveland Monsters, top affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Wednesday that the club signed defenseman Thomas Schemitsch to an AHL contract for the 2020-21 season. Originally selected by the Florida Panthers in the third round (88th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Schemitsch posted 4-11-15 with 40 penalty minutes and a +2 rating in 57 appearances for the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds last year.
A 6'4", 201 lb., right-shooting native of Thornhill, ON, Schemitsch, 23, supplied 24-38-62 with 115 penalty minutes and a +2 rating in 219 career AHL appearances, all for Springfield, spanning parts of four seasons from 2016-20. In 17 ECHL appearances for the Manchester Monarchs during the 2016-17 season, Schemitsch tallied 1-7-8 with six penalty minutes and a +2 rating.
Prior to his professional career, Schemitsch contributed 29-68-97 with 84 penalty minutes and a -27 rating in 182 career OHL appearances for the Owen Sound Attack spanning three seasons from 2013-16.
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