The Steelheads are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars and the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars.
Schempp, 24, will begin his third full professional season after spending the 2017-18 campaign in the American Hockey League with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. A sixth-round selection of the New York Islanders in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Schempp scored six points (3g-3a) in 33 games with Bridgeport last season. He also appeared in one ECHL game with Worcester, notching two assists.
The Saginaw, Michigan native has played in 46 AHL games with Bridgeport since the end of the 2015-16 season, totaling nine points (3g-6a) and a +4 rating. Schempp also has appeared in 44 ECHL games with Worcester and Kansas City, collecting 23 points (9g-14a).
In Schempp’s longest ECHL stint, 43 games with the Mavericks in 2016-17, he registered 100 shots on goal and on seven occasions had more than five shots in a game.
Schempp played three seasons at Ferris State University, where he was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team in 2014 and won a WCHA championship in 2016. In 121 college games, Schempp collected 66 points (29g-37a).