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Timothy Robert Schaller (born November 16, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey Forward currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Tim Schaller
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Schaller with the Bruins in 2016
Born (1990-11-16) November 16, 1990 (age 28)
Merrimack, New Hampshire, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Buffalo Sabres
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present

Playing careerEdit

Growing up, Schaller attended Merrimack High School where he was a three sport athlete. He was named Merrimack High School Rookie of the Year in 2006 before joining the New England Jr. Huskies in the Eastern Junior Hockey League.[1]

CollegiateEdit

Schaller joined Providence College for the 2009–10 season. He scored his first collegiate goal in a 4–1 loss to Northeastern on November 20, 2009[2] and ended the season with 5 points. At the conclusion of the season, Schaller was the co-recipient of the Rev. Herman Schneider Most Valuable Freshman Award.[1]

In his sophomore year, Schaller played in 34 games for the Friars, earning a new career highs in points with 19. He was then invited to participate at the Chicago Blackhawks NHL Prospect Camp prior to his junior year.[3]

Despite suffering injuries throughout the season, Schaller finished the 2011–12 season with a new career high 14 goals, which also led the team. As a result, Schaller won the team's Rob Gaudreau Award for most goals scored.[4] He was also named a semi-finalist for the Walter Brown Award as the best American-born college hockey player in New England[5] and was invited to the Calgary Flames 2012 Development Camp on an Amateur Try-out agreement.[6]

Schaller was named one of three captains for the Friars prior to his senior year.[7] He then recorded a career high 23 points in 38 games to help the team qualify for the 2013 Hockey East playoffs. Schaller was named Hockey East Defensive Forward of the Year before graduating.[8]

ProfessionalEdit

Schaller began his professional career after college by signing with the Buffalo Sabres as an undrafted free agent on April 2, 2013.[8]

During his second professional season in 2014–15, Schaller was recalled from the AHL's Rochester Americans and made his NHL debut with the Sabres in a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on November 29, 2014.[9] Schaller scored his first NHL goal against the Boston Bruins on December 21, 2014.

On July 1, 2016, as a free agent from the Sabres, he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Boston Bruins.[10] He signed another one year contract with the Bruins on July 5, 2017.[11]

Having established himself in his two seasons with the Bruins in the NHL, Schaller left as a free agent to sign a two-year, $3.8 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks on July 1, 2018.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Schaller was born to parents Robert and Susan Schaller alongside his older brother David. In 2006, David was diagnosed with testicular cancer and later aplastic anemia which required a bone marrow transplant. Schaller decided to donate his blood marrow to him, taking him off the ice for six weeks.[13] As a result, the Schaller brothers created a fund called "Timmyheads" which raises money for the Jimmy Fund and Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 New England Jr. Huskies EJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 New England Jr. Huskies EJHL 44 8 25 33 29
2008–09 New England Jr. Huskies EJHL 45 16 23 39 54 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Providence College HE 33 2 3 5 40
2010–11 Providence College HE 34 5 14 19 36
2011–12 Providence College HE 26 14 7 21 24
2012–13 Providence College HE 38 8 15 23 61
2013–14 Rochester Americans AHL 72 11 7 18 36 5 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 65 15 28 43 116
2014–15 Buffalo Sabres NHL 18 1 1 2 2
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 37 12 14 26 48
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 1 2 3 2
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 59 7 7 14 23 6 1 0 1 2
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 82 12 10 22 42 11 0 2 2 2
2018–19 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 3 7 10 9
NHL totals 223 24 27 51 78 17 1 2 3 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "TIM SCHALLER". friars.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Men's Hockey Defeated At Northeastern, 4-1". friars.com. November 20, 2009. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Five Men's Hockey Players Participate In NHL Prospect Camps". friars.com. July 19, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Men's Hockey Announces 2012 Team Awards". friars.com. April 1, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Men's Hockey Forward Tim Schaller Named Semifinalist For Walter Brown Award". friars.com. February 14, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Flames prospects to attend annual development camp". NHL.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Men's Hockey Announces Team Captains". friars.com. June 14, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Sabres sign Undrafted FA Schaller". Buffalo Sabres. April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Buffalo Sabres recall Tim Schaller from Rochester". wnypapers.com. November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Bruins sign six players". Boston Bruins. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "Bruins Sign Tim Schaller To A One-Year Contract". NHL.com. July 5, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  12. ^ "Canucks sign Tim Schaller to two-year deal". Vancouver Canucks. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  13. ^ Mike Scandura (October 19, 2009). "'Selfless Act' Defines Providence Freshman's Character". uscho.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  14. ^ Jory, Derek (November 19, 2018). "Brotherly love". NHL.com. Retrieved February 9, 2019.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chris Connolly
Hockey East Best Defensive Forward
2012–13
Succeeded by
Bill Arnold
Ross Mauermann