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Fantasy Summary

Smart defender with good first passes. Decent two way game, but not much that pops out on either side of the ice.


Observations

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June 2022- Schmidt is one of many right-handed defense prospects in the Tampa system. Even though he has good first passes, I question how his offense is translatable to the NHL. With no elite offensive tools, it’s tough to picture the 6-foot-6 defender on an elite NHL powerplay. He doesn’t have elite puck skills or speed, and he doesn’t play very physical, and you would like to see him play a little bit more in one of these two ways. Schmidt played this entire past year on the left side, while being right-handed, earning 33 points in 68 games with the Kitchener Rangers. It will be interesting to see if he takes a major step forward in his development this year. Caleb Kerney

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 27, 2003
Height 6‘6”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 3; Overall: 96

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Ottawa Jr. 67s U14 AAAHEO U144 0 11 2|Playoffs1 0 00
 2016-2017 Ottawa Jr. 67s U14 AAAHEO U1428 6 915 26|Playoffs12 2 57 10 
  Ottawa Jr. 67s U15 AAAHEO U152 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Mississauga Rebels U15 AAAGTHL U15- - -- -|        
  Mississauga Rebels U16 AAAGTHL U1633 4 610 24|        
  Mississauga Rebels U16 AAAToronto Titans U165 2 24 0|        
  Mississauga Rebels U16 AAAOHL Cup4 0 00 2|        
  Oshawa Generals Selects U15WSI U156 2 24 10|        
 2018-2019 Don Mills Flyers U16 AAAU16 AAA73 18 5371 54|        
  Team Forest USA-S154 0