Beau Schmitz
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
BIRTHDATE: 03/26/1991
DRAFTED: undrafted
Signed as a free agent by Carolina, April 23, 2012.
2013-14 Season
Completed his second professional season, splitting the year between Charlotte (AHL) and Florida (ECHL)… Started the season with the Checkers and marked his first point of the season with an assist at Rockford (10/31)… Scored his first goal of the season on a power play vs. Norfolk (12/15)… Tallied the game-winning goal vs. Texas (1/3)… Recorded his first career ECHL goal vs. Fort Wayne (2/22)… Suffered season-ending injury and missed final 20 games of ECHL season.

Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 4/23/12, as an undrafted free agent… Had 16 points (6g, 10a) in 44 career American Hockey League (AHL) games with Charlotte entering the 2014-15 season… Completed his four-year Ontario Hockey League (OHL) career with Plymouth with 152 points (35g, 117a) and 350 penalty minutes in 244 regular-season games… Prior to beginning his junior career, spent the 2007-08 season with the U.S. National Team Developmental Program, scoring 12 points (5g, 7a) in 41 games of the team’s NAHL season… Also represented the United States at the 2008 U-18 World Junior Championship and the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament… Was teammates with Hurricanes draft picks Chris Terry, Michal Jordan, Brett Bellemore and Austin Levi during his time with the Whalers… Played for Carolina’s team at the NHL Prospects’ Tournament in Traverse City, MI, in 2010 and 2011… Was first or second among Plymouth defensemen in scoring in each of his four seasons (runner up to Michal Jordan in 2008-09 and 2009-10)… Was fourth among all Plymouth skaters in scoring with seven points (2g, 5a) during the team’s 11-game run in the 2011 OHL playoffs… Led Plymouth defensemen in goals (14), assists (40) and points (54) and ranked tied for third among OHL defensemen in scoring during his final season of junior hockey in 2011-12… Served as Plymouth’s captain, and was tied for third among all OHL skaters in plus/minus, registering a plus-37 rating… Notched a hat trick at Windsor (12/31/11)… Was named OHL Player of the Week after totaling five points (4g, 1a), a plus-8 rating in three games from 12/26/11-1/1/12… Missed Plymouth’s final six regular-season games and first five playoff games with a lower-body injury… Skated in all seven games of the Whalers’ second-round series loss to Kitchener, without registering a point… Split his first professional season in 2012-13 between Charlotte (AHL) and Florida (ECHL), ranking second among Checkers rookies in scoring with 10 points (4g, 6a) in 21 games played… Earned an assist in his professional debut with Florida (ECHL) vs. Orlando (10/12/12)… Earned an assist in his AHL debut at Oklahoma City (1/12/13)… Scored his first two professional goals vs. Texas (3/15/13)… Made his professional playoff debut in Game 1 at Oklahoma City (4/26/12)…