Rob Schremp – Wikipedia

American professional ice hockey center (born 1986)

Ice hockey player

Robert B. Schremp (born July 1, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for HK Mogo of the Latvian Hockey Higher League. He was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round, 25th overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and has played for the Oilers, New York Islanders and Atlanta Thrashers in the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Schremp grew up in Fulton, New York.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 1999 and 2000 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a minor ice hockey team from Rochester, New York.[1] He decided a move to Canada would benefit his hockey career and he spent his major junior years in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).[citation needed] He spent his rookie season with the Mississauga IceDogs and after recording 26 goals and 74 points in 65 games, was named OHL rookie of the year for 2002–03.[citation needed]

Just three games into the 2003–04 season, Schremp was traded to the London Knights, the team with which he would spend the final three seasons of his OHL career. He began to impress during the 2004–05 season, scoring 41 goals and 90 points in 61 games as well as 13 goals and 29 points in 18 playoff games as he helped London win their first Memorial Cup.[citation needed] That season, Schremp was also selected to play for the United States at the 2005 World Junior Championships, where he scored four goals and five points in seven games as the Americans finished in fourth place.[citation needed]

The 2005–06 season capped off a prolific junior career for Schremp, as he led the OHL in scoring with 57 goals and 145 points in only 57 games before adding ten goals and 47 points in 19 playoff games.[citation needed] Schremp once again represented the U.S. at the 2006 World Junior Championships, recording six points en route to a second consecutive fourth-place finish.[citation needed]

Professional[edit]

NHL[edit]

Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Schremp made his professional debut during the 2006–07 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the Oilers’ then-American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He also made his NHL debut that season, dressing for the Oilers in a game against the Minnesota Wild on April 5, 2007. Schremp, however, had difficulty securing a permanent roster spot with the Oilers and found himself playing primarily for the AHL’s Springfield Falcons—the team’s new AHL affiliate—over the following two seasons, seeing only limited action with Edmonton. He accumulated 171 points in 216 AHL games during that period, as well as three points in seven games with the Oilers.[citation needed]

On September 29, 2009, Schremp was claimed off waivers by the New York Islanders.[2] He found more regular time with the Islanders, playing 44 games during the 2009–10 season. His first NHL goal came on December 12, 2009, in a game against the Boston Bruins.[3] That season, Schremp tallied seven goals and 25 points.[citation needed]

Schremp posted another ten goals and 22 points in 45 games with the Islanders during the 2010–11 season, but on February 28, 2011, was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers.[4] He then scored his first goal as a Thrasher on March 9 against the Carolina Hurricanes,[5] and finished the season with three goals and four points in 18 games with Atlanta for a total of 26 points in 63 games.[citation needed]

When the Thrashers were purchased and relocated to Winnipeg to become the Jets in May 2011, Schremp was not tendered a qualifying offer and thus became an unrestricted free agent.[citation needed]

Europe[edit]

On August 10, 2011, Schremp signed with Modo Hockey of the Elitserien in Sweden.[6] He enjoyed a successful debut season in Sweden amongst the top scoring line in Modo, contributing 19 goals and 41 points in 55 games.[citation needed]

On June 1, 2012, Schremp opted to sign a lucrative two-year contract with Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). During the 2012–13 season, however, he failed to transition to the KHL, scoring only one goal in 21 games before leaving the team in November 2012 to sign a contract with Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League through the remainder of the season.[7]

After re-establishing his offensive game with Salzburg, Schremp impressed Swiss National League A (NLA) club EV Zug and subsequently signed a one-year contract for the 2013–14 season on May 17, 2013.[8] He scored 36 points in 42 games as Zug failed to make the playoffs though nonetheless avoiding relegation.[citation needed]

On July 8, 2014, Schremp continued his journeyman career, agreeing to play for his seventh European club in only his fourth season abroad, after signing a one-year contract with Metallurg Novokuznetsk of the KHL.[9] Just two months later, In September 2014, it was announced that he left Metallurg to join Skellefteå AIK in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).[10] He advanced to the 2014–15 SHL Finals with Skellefteå, where they fell short to the Växjö Lakers.[citation needed]

On September 9, 2015, Schremp returned to North America after four years in accepting a try-out contract with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL), an affiliate of the Florida Panthers.[11] He led the Pirates in scoring during the 2015–16 season, tallying 21 goals and 21 assists in 75 regular season contests and also played in five postseason games (two goals, one assist).[12]

On May 24, 2016, the SCL Tigers of the Swiss top-flight National League A (NLA) announced the signing of Schremp on a one-year deal.[13] Schremp parted ways with the SCL Tigers on January 31, 2017.[14] He had tallied ten goals and 17 assists in 33 NLA appearances for the club. He was picked up by the Nürnberg Ice Tigers of the German DEL the next day.[15]

In November 2018, Schremp announced his retirement.[16]

In August 2020, after moving to Latvia, he returned to professional hockey, signing with HK Mogo of the Latvian Hockey Higher League.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WJC 4th 7 4 1 5 2
2006 United States WJC 4th 7 1 5 6 4
Junior totals 14 5 6 11 6

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA” (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  2. ^ “Islanders claim Oilers’ Schremp on waivers”. TSN. September 29, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  3. ^ “Boston @ NY Islanders (Dec 12, 2009)”. Sportsnet. December 12, 2009. Retrieved January 9, 2011.
  4. ^ “Thrashers claim Schremp off waivers”. TSN. February 28, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011.
  5. ^ “Atlanta @ Carolina (Mar 9, 2011)”. Sportsnet. March 9, 2011. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  6. ^ “Report: Schremp to play for Modo of the Swedish Elite League”. TSN. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  7. ^ “Red Bulls looking to wrap up European Trophy campaign with victory in Plzeň”. Red Bull. November 26, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  8. ^ “Zug complete transer for Schremp” (in Swiss High German). EV Zug. May 17, 2013. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  9. ^ “Transfer news: Kontinental Hockey League” (in Russian). Kontinental Hockey League. July 8, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  10. ^ “Transfer news: Skellefteå AIK” (in Swedish). Skellefteå AIK. September 23, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  11. ^ George Richards (September 9, 2015). “Schremp accepts PTO with Pirates”. Twitter. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  12. ^ “Rob Schremp Stats and Player Profile”. theahl.com. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  13. ^ “Rob Schremp Wird Ein Tiger”. SCL Tigers. May 24, 2016. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  14. ^ “Rob Schremp und die SCL Tigers trennen sich”. SCL Tigers (in German). January 31, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  15. ^ “Ice Tigers verpflichten Stürmer Rob Schremp”. www.icetigers.de. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  16. ^ Stubbs, Mike (November 13, 2018). “Rob Schremp announces his retirement from hockey”. globalnews.ca. Retrieved November 22, 2018.

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