Nick Schmaltz

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Nick Schmaltz
Born (1996-02-23) February 23, 1996 (age 19)
Madison, WI, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NCAA team U. of North Dakota
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2014
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career TBD–present

Nick Schmaltz (born February 23, 1996) is an American ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.[1] Schmaltz was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (20th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Schmaltz was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but grew up in Verona, Wisconsin.

Schmaltz was ranked 19th by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau on their final list of the top draft-eligible North American skaters leading into the 2014 NHL Entry Draft[2] and he was projected to be a first round selection.[3] He played junior hockey with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2012 to 2014,[4] where in his first season he was named to the 2012–13 USHL All- Rookie Team.[5]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for United States USA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2013 Břeclav/Piešťany
Competitor for United States USA
World Junior A Challenge
Gold medal – first place 2013 Yarmouth

Playing with the United States men's national ice hockey team at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge, Schmaltz was named the tournament's most valuable player[6] as led Team USA to capture the gold medal.[7]

Family[edit]

He is the younger brother of Jordan Schmaltz, a first-round draft choice in 2012 by the St. Louis Blues.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 11 1 3 4 2
2012–13 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 64 18 34 52 15 4 1 1 2 0
2013–14 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 55 18 45 63 16 4 1 2 3 17
2014–15 U. of North Dakota NCHC 38 5 21 26 12
NCAA totals 38 5 21 26 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States IH18 2nd 5 5 3 8 2
2015 United States WJC 5th 5 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 10 5 4 9 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Honours Year
USHL All-Rookie Team 2012–13 [9]
World Junior A Challenge Gold Medal 2013 [10]
World Junior A Challenge Most Valuable Player 2013 [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile #18: Nick Schmaltz". jacketscannon.com. 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  2. ^ "NHL Central Scouting's Final Rankings Feature 32 All-American Prospects Game Alums". USA Hockey. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Nick Schmaltz Top 30 NHL Draft Prospect". frozenfutures.com. 2014-05-28. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  4. ^ "2014 NHL Draft Profile #24: Nick Schmaltz". Last Word On Sports.com. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  5. ^ "USHL Names 2012-13 All-Rookie Team". United States Hockey League. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  6. ^ "USA wins gold again at World Junior A Challenge; 4-1 win over Russia". The Vanguard. 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  7. ^ "United States 7 - Switzerland 4". Hockey Canada. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Nick Schmaltz aims to follow in brother's footsteps". TheScoutingReport.org. 2014-06-14. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  9. ^ "Nick Schmaltz player profile". Green Bay Gamblers. 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2014-05-06.  Hockey
  10. ^ "Schmaltz shines at the World Jr. A Challenge". TheScoutingReport.com. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 
  11. ^ "United States wins gold medal at 2013 World Junior A Challenge". Hockey Canada. 2013-07-12. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Hartman
Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
TBD