Buffalo Sabres GM Darcy Regier announced today the Sabres have agreed to terms with forward Felix Schutz (pronounced SHOOT-z), who played last season with ERC Ingolstadt of the German Elite League. The Sabres selected Schutz in the fourth round (117th overall) of the 2006 Entry Draft.
Schutz (11/3/1987, 5’11”, 192 lbs.) was eighth in team scoring with 25 points (12+13) and 76 PIMs in 46 games last season, and was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. He was also the youngest player on ERC Ingolstadt.
“Felix is a great competitor who plays at a high skill level,” said Regier. “His experience in both the QMJHL and German Elite League last season has rounded his game perfectly for the professional level.”
A native of Erding, Germany, Schutz spent two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) prior to returning home to play in the German Elite League. From 2005-07, Schutz scored 96 points (40+56) in 110 games with the Saint John Sea Dogs and Val D’Or Foreurs. Schutz also has international hockey experience, having represented Germany in the 2007 World Junior Championships and 2007 World Championships.