• Schmaltz, who will attend the University of North Dakota, is the first player since the 1994-95 season (Scott Swanson, Omaha Lancers) to be named to the All-USHL First Team in consecutive seasons.
• He split the 2011-12 season between the Sioux City Musketeers and Green Bay Gamblers, ranking second among USHL defensemen with 41 points (10-31--41) in 55 games. Schmaltz played 46 of games for Green Bay, leading the team’s defensemen in assists, points and power-play goals (five). He added seven points (2-5--7) and had a plus-10 rating in 12 playoff games for the Clark Cup Champions.
• In 2010-11, he had a 10-game point streak and registered 20 points in his final 13 games of the season to finish his rookie year as the USHL’s highest-scoring defenseman (13-31--44). For his efforts, Schmaltz was named to the 2011 USHL All-Rookie Team and All-USHL First Team.
NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks NHL player: Patrick Kane Shootout move: Forehand, backhand Goal celebration: Scrape some ice
Movie: Caddyshack TV show: Tosh.0 Actor: Mark Wahlberg Cartoon: Scooby-Doo Website: USHL.com Pump-up song: “Toy Soliders” – Eminem Restaurant: Ruth’s Chris Steak House Sport (other than hockey): Tennis Breakfast: Hotcakes Superhero: Batman
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild