Schaber, MacNeil join Admirals

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Admirals announced that the team has signed centers
Chase Schaber and Nick MacNeil for the 2015-16 season.

The Admirals are the ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League and the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League.

Schaber, 24, enters his third professional season on the heels of a 64-game campaign that included 51 appearances for Bakersfield and 13 for the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons. Schaber scored once while with the Barons, and posted 33 points (15g-18a) for the Condors. A native of Red Deer, Alberta, Schaber has 79 points (35g-44a) in 126 career ECHL games with Bakersfield and Idaho.

MacNeil, 26, concluded his second season as a professional with 26 points (12g-14a) for Bakersfield in 45 games. The 6-foot-4, 211-pound center pitched in a pair of markers and helped on four more in the first nine games of his pro career in 2013-14. Hailing from Creignish, Nova Scotia, MacNeil wrapped up a four-year career at the University of New Brunswick after notching 87 points (40g-47a) across 104 games.