SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have signed defenseman Thomas Schemitsch to a three-year entry level contract. Schemitsch has been assigned to Florida's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL).
The 19-year old Schemitsch recorded 31 points (9-22-31) in 51 games during the 2015-16 season with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League and registered four assists in six playoff games.
The 6-foot-4, 200-pound native of Thornhill, Ontario, recorded 97 points (29-68-97) in 182 games with Owen Sound (2013-16) and was originally selected by the Panthers in the third round (88th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
The Panthers are set to face the New Jersey Devils in a preseason match-up at the United States Military Academy at West Point on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
The Florida Panthers open the regular season at the BB&T Center on Oct. 13 against the New Jersey Devils. Full and partial ticket packages are now available that include flexible payment plans. In addition, single game suites and group pricing are available for the 2016-17 season. Please call (954) 835- PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral to purchase your ticket plan.