Nick Schmaltz

Tony Carr

2018-02-27

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Nick Schmaltz, C

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 172

Born: 1996-02-23

Hometown: Verona, WI, USA

Drafted: 2014 by Chicago Blackhawks, 20th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2018-  Schmaltz has solidified his position as a top six forward, as his game has progressed at warp speed this year. He is bigger, faster and makes plays in areas he never went to before. His chemistry with both Kane and Debrincat gives the Hawks several options that they didn’t have in the past. A solid keeper in every league now. Tony Carr

December 2017- Schmaltz has fully recovered from his early season injury and has become a legitimate top six forward. Playing most nights with Patrick Kane and Artem Anisimov, Schmaltz is more of an offensive catalyst than in the past, doing all the little things that make a good player great. Trending up. Tony Carr

November 2017- An early season injury has set back what was looking like a breakout campaign. After coming into camp visibly bigger and adding some much needed speed to his game, Schmaltz looked great in the preseason and even better in the first game of the season playing alongside Patrick Kane and Ryan Hartman. Track his progress closely, he could be a steal. Tony Carr

 

 

September 2017- Schmaltz has shown up to camp with a major chip on his shoulder and a drive not seen out of him at any other camp to date. He has looked great playing on a line with Patrick Kane and has developed a defensive side to his game. If he can maintain this new attitude, it will go a long way to him staying in the NHL and playing bigger minutes. Tony Carr

 

April 2017- Blackhawks fans got to see why Schmaltz was a first round pick in 2014. His ability to slide up and down the lineup was on full display be it playing the wing on the top line or centering the second line after injuries sidelined Artem Anisimov on separate occasions. Schmaltz also filled in as the center on the second powerplay unit during Anisimov’s absence. Now that he has a taste of the NHL he should be better prepared coming into next season and improve on his 28 point rookie campaign. Schmaltz has two more years left on his current contract before becoming an RFA. Tony Carr

 

March 2017- His stint in Rockford behind him, Schmaltz has seen his season turnaround since being recalled. Playing on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik, he saw his playing time increase, as well as his situational time, especially on the power play and at the end of games. Schmaltz was also able to slide back onto the line with Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin when Artem Anisimov went down with an injury for a couple of games. Tony Carr