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
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Chicago Blackhawks
North Dakota (NCAA)
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2014
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2014–present
Nick Schmaltz
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for United States USA
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Silver 2013 Břeclav/Piešťany
Competitor for United States USA
World Junior A Challenge
Gold 2013 Yarmouth

Nick Schmaltz (born February 23, 1996) is an American ice hockey player. He is currently committed to play 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[edit]

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]

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]

External links[edit]

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