Toledo, Ohio – Defenseman Beau Schmitz has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2016-17 season. Schmitz collected 13 points (5g-8a) over 68 games last season for the Walleye, his first season in Toledo.
The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings and the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
His 68 contests were second only to Dominic Zombo (69) on the Walleye. The native of Howell, Mich. also collected another six assists over seven playoff contests. Schmitz has appeared in 130 career games in the ECHL with 26 points (6g-20a) and 63 penalty minutes.
During the 2014-15 season, Schmitz skated i 38 games with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, posting seven assists and 26 penalty minutes. Since turning professional, the 25-year-old defenseman has appeared in 82 AHL games with Charlotte, recording 23 points (6g-17a) and 56 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning professional, Schmitz picked up 152 points (35g-117a) over four years and 244 games with Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League. He was an OHL Third-Team All-Star in 2011-12 when he collected career highs in goals (14), assists (40) and points (54). Schmitz was team captain over his final two seasons with the Whalers.