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Monsters Sign Thomas Schemitsch to AHL Contract

Oct 21, 2020

Thornhill, ON native posted 4-11-15 in 57 appearances for AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds last season


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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