Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Adam Schmidt for the 2017-18 season.
Schmidt, who hails from Warrington, Pa, will be entering his fourth season of professional play. Last year, he registered 20 points (12g-8a) and 33 penalty minutes in 49 games with Tingsryds AIF in the second division of Swedish pro, the HockeyAllsvenskan league. That was Schmidt’s third consecutive season in Sweden. In his first two years in the league, he led his team—Vita Hasten HC—in goals scored, racking up 15 in 50 games in his rookie season and 19 in 52 games in 2015-16. In 151 total regular season games in Sweden, Schmidt notched 82 points (46g-36a) and 75 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, Schmidt had a stellar four year collegiate career at Holy Cross College. After finishing fifth in scoring in his freshman year, Schmidt lit things up in his sophomore year, racking up a team leading 18 goals and 37 points, which earned him the team’s Most Valuable Player honors and a selection to the All Atlantic Hockey Second Team. Schmidt, who served as the Crusaders’ Alternate Captain in his senior season, ended his collegiate career with 52 goals—seventh most in school history—in 151 games, which is tied sixth most in school history.
After completing his senior season at Holy Cross, Schmidt jumped to the American Hockey League where he closed out the 2013-14 season by playing 14 games with the Worcester Sharks, where he scored his first pro goal and picked up a pair of assists. Prior to matriculating to Holy Cross, Schmidt played two seasons with the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League, where he went after winning a Pennsylvania State High School Hockey Championship at LaSalle College High School in Wyndmoor, Pa.