Rob Schremp

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Rob Schremp
Rob Schremp New York Islanders.jpg
Born (1986-07-01) July 1, 1986 (age 28)
Fulton, NY, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Skellefteå AIK
Edmonton Oilers
New York Islanders
Atlanta Thrashers
Modo Hockey
Dinamo Riga
EC Red Bull Salzburg
EV Zug
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2004
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2006–present

Robert B. Schremp (born July 1, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round (25th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and has also spent time with the New York Islanders and Atlanta Thrashers organizations more recently.

Playing career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Though Schremp grew up in Fulton, New York, he decided a move to Canada would benefit his hockey career and he spent his major junior years in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Schremp spent his rookie season with the Mississauga IceDogs and after recording 26 goals and 74 points in 65 games he was named OHL rookie of the year for 2002-03. Just three games into the 2003-04 season Schremp was traded to the London Knights, the team with which he would spend the final three seasons of his OHL career. Schremp began to take centre stage during the 2004-05 season, tallying 41 goals and 90 points in 61 games as well as 13 goals and 29 points in 18 playoff games as he helped London win their first, and to date only, Memorial Cup. That season Schremp was also selected to play for the United States at the 2005 World Junior Championships, where he scored 4 goals and 5 points in 7 games as the U.S. finished in fourth place. The 2005-06 season capped off a prolific junior career for Schremp, as he led the OHL in scoring with 57 goals and 145 points in only 57 games before adding 10 goals and 47 points in 19 playoff games. Schremp once again represented the United States at the 2006 World Junior Championships, recording 6 points en route to a second consecutive fourth place finish.

NHL[edit]

Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Schremp made his professional debut during the 2006-07 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, then the Oilers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He also made his NHL debut that season, dressing for the Oilers in a game against the Minnesota Wild on April 5, 2007. Schremp had difficulty securing a roster spot with the Oilers and found himself playing primarily for the AHL's Springfield Falcons over the following two seasons, seeing only limited action with Edmonton. He accumulated 171 points in 216 AHL games during that period, as well as 3 points in 7 games with the Oilers.

On September 29, 2009, Schremp was claimed off waivers by the New York Islanders.[1] Schremp found more regular time with the Islanders, playing 44 games during the 2009-10 season. His first NHL goal came on December 12, 2009, in a game against the Boston Bruins.[2] That season Schremp tallied 7 goals and 25 points.

Schremp posted another 10 goals and 22 points in 45 games with the Islanders during the 2010-11 season, but on February 28, 2011, was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers.[3] He scored his first goal as a Thrasher on March 9, 2011 against the Carolina Hurricanes.[4] He finished the season with 3 goals and 4 points in 18 games with Atlanta for a total of 26 points in 63 games.

When the Thrashers were purchased and relocated to Winnipeg in May, 2011, Schremp was not tendered a qualifying offer and thus became an unrestricted free agent.

Europe[edit]

On August 10, 2011, Schremp signed with Modo Hockey of the Elitserien in Sweden.[5] Schremp enjoyed a successful debut season in Sweden amongst the top scoring line in Modo, he contributed with 19 goals and 41 points in 55 games.

On June 1, 2012, Schremp opted to sign a lucrative two-year contract with Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. In the 2012-13 season he failed to transition in Riga scoring only 1 goal in 21 games before leaving Dinamo in November 2012 to sign a contract with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League through the remainder of the season.[6]

After re-establishing his offensive game with Salzburg, Schremp impressed Swiss National League A club, EV Zug and signed a one-year contract for the 2013-14 season, on May 17, 2013.[7] Schremp scored 36 points in 42 games as Zug failed to make the playoffs but avoided relegation.

On July 8, 2014, Schremp continued his journeyman career, agreeing to play for his 7th European club in only his fourth season abroad, in signing a one-year contract with Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the KHL.[8] In September 2014, it was announced that he left Metallurg Novokuznetsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for Skellefteå.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Syracuse Jr. Crunch OPJHL 49 32 46 78 51
2001–02 Syracuse Jr. Crunch OPJHL 49 42 51 93 97
2002–03 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 65 26 48 74 25 2 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 3 2 4 6 0
2003–04 London Knights OHL 60 28 41 69 18 15 7 6 13 2
2004–05 London Knights OHL 62 41 49 90 54 18 13 16 29 16
2005–06 London Knights OHL 57 57 88 145 74 19 10 37 47 35
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 69 17 36 53 36
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 78 23 53 76 64
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 7 35 42 50
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 3 3 2
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 44 7 18 25 8
2010–11 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 1 0 1 1 0
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 45 10 12 22 12
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 18 3 1 4 4
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 55 19 22 41 46 6 1 5 6 10
2012–13 Dinamo Riga KHL 21 1 5 6 6
2012–13 HK Liepājas Metalurgs BLR 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 26 9 27 36 16 11 2 11 13 10
2013–14 EV Zug NLA 42 9 27 36 8
2013–14 SCL Tigers NLB 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 114 20 34 54 26
KHL totals 21 1 5 6 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WJC 4th 7 4 1 5 2
2006 United States WJC 4th 7 1 5 6 4
Junior totals 14 5 6 11 6

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islanders claim Oilers' Schremp on waivers". TSN. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Boston @ NY Islanders (Dec 12, 2009)". Sportsnet. 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 
  3. ^ "Thrashers claim Schremp off waivers". TSN. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Atlanta @ Carolina (Mar 9, 2011)". Sportsnet. 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Report: Schremp to play for Modo of the Swedish Elite League". TSN. 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Red Bulls looking to wrap up European Trophy campaign with victory in Plzeň". Nov 26, 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Zug complete transer for Schremp" (in German). EV Zug. 2013-05-17. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  8. ^ "Transfer news: Kontinental Hockey League" (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  9. ^ "Transfer news: Skellefteå AIK" (in Swedish). Skellefteå AIK. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2014-09-23. 

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Preceded by
Devan Dubnyk
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Andrew Cogliano