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Jordan Schmaltz (born October 8, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 25th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Jordan Schmaltz
Born (1993-10-08) October 8, 1993 (age 26)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies (AHL)
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2012
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2015–present

Playing careerEdit

Schmaltz played collegiate hockey with the University of North Dakota after playing in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Green Bay Gamblers, where he won the 2012 Clark and Anderson Cups. He also received First-Team honors of the USHL. In 2011, he was traded to the Gamblers from the Sioux City Musketeers, where he was named to the 2010–11 USHL All-Rookie Team and also to the USHL First All-Star Team.[1][2]

Schmaltz spent three seasons playing for the University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). On May 28, 2015, he announced that he would forgo his final year of NCAA eligibility and signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues.[3] He made his NHL debut in a 3–0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on March 5, 2017.[4]

On December 12, 2017, Schmaltz was recalled to the Blues to replace injured captain Alex Pietrangelo.[5] Schmaltz was selected for the 2018 AHL All-Star Game but was unavailable to play.[6] He was replaced by Tucson Roadrunners' defenseman Kyle Capobianco.[6]

On September 13, 2018, Schmaltz signed a two-year contract extension with the Blues.[7]

On July 25, 2019, Schmaltz was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Andreas Borgman.[8]

International playEdit

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing the   United States
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
  2008 London
World Junior A Challenge
  2010 Penticton

Schmaltz was a member of the gold medal-winning United States team at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge.[9]

PersonalEdit

Schmaltz is the son of Mike and Lisa Schmaltz. He is the older brother of Nick Schmaltz, who was selected 20th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He also has a younger sister, Kylie who plays volleyball for the University of Kentucky.[10]

Schmaltz's father and uncles Marc and Monte lettered in football while attending the University of North Dakota. While attending UND, he was majoring in Communication and Social Science [11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 2 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 53 13 31 44 22 3 0 1 1 4
2011–12 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 9 3 3 6 9
2011–12 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 46 7 28 35 20 12 2 5 7 8
2012–13 U. of North Dakota WCHA 42 3 9 12 31
2013–14 U. of North Dakota NCHC 41 6 18 24 12
2014–15 U. of North Dakota NCHC 42 4 24 28 8
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 71 6 30 36 24
2016–17 Chicago Wolves AHL 42 3 22 25 22 8 1 4 5 4
2016–17 St. Louis Blues NHL 9 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 San Antonio Rampage AHL 31 5 18 23 20
2017–18 St. Louis Blues NHL 13 0 1 1 6
2018–19 St. Louis Blues NHL 20 0 2 2 2
2018–19 San Antonio Rampage AHL 36 1 8 9 20
NHL totals 42 0 5 5 12 1 0 0 0 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States U17   6 1 0 1 0
Junior totals 6 1 0 1 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
USHL
All-Rookie Team 2010–11
First All-Star Team 2010–11
College
All-NCHC Second Team 2013–14 [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USHL announces 2010-11 All-Rookie Team". Hockey'sFuture.com. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-27. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Megna, Hjelle Named to All-USHL Team". kcrg.com. 2011-04-16. Archived from the original on 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
  3. ^ "Blues Sign Schmaltz to Entry Level Deal". St. Louis Blues Official Website. May 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Rutherford, Jeremy (March 6, 2017). "Schmaltz settled down well in NHL debut with Blues". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Pietrangelo placed on IR, Schmaltz recalled". NHL.com. December 12, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Marlin, Kynan (January 24, 2018). "Tucson Roadrunner defenseman Kyle Capobianco added as AHL All-Star". arizonasports.com. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Pinkert, Chris (September 12, 2018). "Schmaltz agrees to two-year deal with Blues". NHL.com. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Maple Leafs acquire Jordan Schmaltz in a trade with St. Louis". Toronto Maple Leafs. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Muskies have three CCM All-Star picks". Sioux City Journal. 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
  10. ^ "Brothers Nick and Jordan Schmaltz face off". National Hockey League. 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2016-09-18.
  11. ^ "Jordan Schmaltz player profile". University of North Dakota. 2016-05-04. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  12. ^ "NCHC announces All-Conference players rookie team". uscho.com. 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-17.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Vladimir Tarasenko
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2012
Succeeded by
Robby Fabbri