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David Schlemko

David Schlemko  #8

New Jersey Devils  Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: May 7, 1987  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Shoots: Left
2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: COYOTES: Picked up his first point of the year with an assist on Oct. 15 vs. EDM... blocked five shots at CGY on Nov. 13... recorded an assist on Nov. 20 at DAL... scored a goal and blocked 5 shots at SJS on Nov. 22... tallied an assist at EDM on Dec. 1... skated in a career-high 29:29 on Dec. 16 vs. EDM... STARS: Claimed off waivers on Jan. 3... made his Dallas debut on Jan. 10 and had three shots and three blocked shots at COL... FLAMES: Claimed off waivers on Mar. 1... made his Flames debut and scored the shootout winner on Mar. 5 at BOS... was a +2 at DET on Mar. 6... PLAYOFFS: Had a team-high four shots at VAN on Apr. 15... recorded his first career NHL playoff assist and was +2 on Apr. 19 vs. VAN... was a +1 with three shots vs. ANA on May 8...
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2007) Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Arizona (CHL), October 2, 2012. Claimed on waivers by Dallas from Arizona, January 3, 2015. Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Dallas, March 1, 2015.
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[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.

— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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