The New York Islanders have announced that they have claimed left wing Rob Schremp off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers today.
The 23 year-old Schremp has spent the last three seasons within the Oilers’ organization, playing for the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons the past two years and the year prior with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Schremp has played in seven NHL games, all with Edmonton. In 216 career AHL games, Schremp has scored 47 goals and 124 assists for 171 points.
Originally drafted by the Oilers in the first round (25th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Schremp began his Ontario Hockey League career with the Mississauga IceDogs during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons. He was then acquired by the London Knights halfway through the 2003-04 season where he completed his junior career in 2006. The Syracuse, NY native played in a total of 247 games in the OHL, and tallied 154 goals and 230 assists for 384 points.