Drew Schiestel

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Drew Schiestel
Drew Schiestel.jpg
Born (1989-03-09) March 9, 1989 (age 28)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Fehérvár AV19
Portland Pirates
Rochester Americans
Texas Stars
Hamilton Bulldogs
Düsseldorfer EG
Rungsted IK
NHL Draft 59th overall, 2007
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2009–present

Drew Schiestel (born March 9, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for Fehérvár AV19 in the Austrian EBEL.

Playing career[edit]

Schiestel was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round (59th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and played within the Sabres organization predominately with AHL affiliates, the Portland Pirates and the Rochester Americans. On July 29, 2013, Schiestel signed as a free agent to a one-year AHL contract to return to his native Hamilton with the Bulldogs.[1]

On August 30, 2014, Schiestel left North America as a free agent and signed his first contract abroad in Germany on a one-year contract with Düsseldorfer EG of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[2] Schiestel continued his European career after one season in Germany, signing with Danish club Rungsted IK of the Metal Ligaen on August 21, 2015.

After two seasons in Europe, Schiestel opted to return to North America for the 2016–17 season, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL on October 6, 2016.[3] In the 2016-17 season with the Fuel, Schiestel appearred in just 14 games with 5 assists before opting to return abroad, signing a one-year deal with Hungary's Fehérvár AV19 of the Austrian Hockey League.

Caree statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 40 1 4 5 42
2006–07 Mississauga IceDogs OHL 66 6 15 21 40 5 0 6 6 2
2007–08 Niagara IceDogs OHL 68 8 29 37 40 10 1 6 7 10
2008–09 Niagara IceDogs OHL 63 10 38 48 75 12 2 6 8 14
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 52 1 11 12 19 4 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Portland Pirates AHL 45 5 18 23 32
2011–12 Rochester Americans AHL 43 2 10 12 12
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 16 0 5 5 8
2012–13 Rochester Americans AHL 35 1 2 3 16 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Greenville Road Warriors ECHL 3 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 49 2 6 8 37
2013–14 Wheeling Nailers ECHL 6 1 1 2 0
2014–15 Düsseldorfer EG DEL 48 1 9 10 32 12 0 3 3 4
2015–16 Rungsted IK Denmark 40 3 15 18 24
2016–17 Indy Fuel ECHL 14 0 5 5 9
AHL totals 240 11 52 63 124 7 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulldogs sign Hamilton native Drew Schiestel". Hamilton Bulldogs. 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  2. ^ "DEG commit to defender Drew Schiestel" (in German). Düsseldorfer EG. 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Transactions for October 6". ECHL. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 

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