Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
Beau Schmitz
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
BIRTHDATE: 03/26/1991
AGE: 23
DRAFTED: undrafted
2012-13 SEASON
Split his first professional season between Charlotte (AHL) and Florida (ECHL)… Ranked second among Checkers rookies in scoring with 10 points (4g, 6a) in 21 games played … Began the season with Florida and earned an assist in his professional debut vs. Orlando (10/12)… Earned an assist at Colorado (11/21) for his first pro point… Earned an assist in his AHL debut at Oklahoma City (1/12)… Scored his first two professional goals vs. Texas (3/15)… Scored the first gamewinning goal of his AHL career and had an assist vs. San Antonio (3/30)… His seven points in March (10 games) led all Charlotte defensemen and ranked third on the team overall… Made his professional playoff debut in Game 1 at Oklahoma City (4/26) before sitting out the rest of the series as a healthy extra.

Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 4/23/12, as an undrafted free agent… 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 fellow Hurricanes prospects 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.