- Nick Schmaltz Career Statistics
2015-16 (Sophomore): All-NCHC honorable mention ... Established career highs in points (46), goals (11), assists (35) and plus/minus (+44) ... Tied for seventh in the NCHC scoring race and ranked fifth in points per game (1.24) ... Averaged a 0.95 assists per game, tying him for fourth nationally ... Ranked fifth nationally and second in the NCHC with 35 assists ... Those 35 assists were the most by a UND player since T.J. Oshie had 35 in 2006-07 ... Led the nation with 28 even-strength assists ... Led the NCHC with 20 primary assists ... His plus-44 ranked third nationally behind only linemates Drake Caggiula (+46) and Brock Boeser (+45) and was the third-best single-season mark in UND history (since 2001-02) ... Was a plus or even in all but two of his 37 games ... Scored the game-winning goal with 57 seconds remaining in UND’s NCAA Frozen Four semifinal win over Denver (April 7) … Added an assist in the national championship game against Quinnipiac (April 9) … Tied Paul LaDue with a plus-4 in two games at the NCAA Midwest Regional ... Enjoyed a league-leading five 3-point games and two 4-point games ... Had 12 games of two or more points ... Led all NCHC players in scoring during the conference playoffs with eight points (5g, 3a) in four games ... Had a career-best five-game goal-scoring streak come to an end in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal vs. No. 9 Northeastern (March 25) ... Had a pair of assists and was a plus-3 in that game ... Was UND’s lone selection to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff All-Tournament Team after scoring two of the team’s three goals, one in each game ... Named NCHC Player of the Month for November after racking up two goals and 13 assists in eight games ... Had a goal and three assists with a plus-4 as UND won the Penrose Cup outright with an 8-1 win over Western Michigan (March 4) ... Missed the regular-season finale due to injury but returned for the NCHC Quarterfinals ... Put together a career-long 12-game point streak from Nov. 7 to Jan. 15 ... Amassed three goals and 18 assists during that stretch and was a plus-19 ... Earned second letter … Won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship … Signed entry-level contract with NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks following the season.
2014-15 (Freshman): Named to NCHC All-Rookie Team ... Ranked second among NCHC freshmen in points per game (0.68), tied for second in assists (21), and tied for third in points (26) ... His 21 assists tied him for sixth nationally among freshmen ... Ten of his assists came on the power play, second nationally behind only Boston University’s Jack Eichel (16) among freshmen ... Earned NCHC Rookie of the Month honors for October after leading NCHC freshmen with six points (1g, 5a) in six games ... Was named NCHC Rookie of the Week on Feb. 22 after setting up a pair of goals in UND’s 3-1 win at Western Michigan (Feb. 20) ...Had five multi-point games, all of them 2-assist performances ... Scored his first career goal with a power-play tally in the season opener against Bemidji State (Oct. 10) ... Scored a pair of game-winning goals, both against Denver: a 3-1 win on the road (Dec. 13) and a 4-2 win at home (Feb. 13) ... Put together a season-best 5-game point streak with a goal and six assists from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6 ... Earned first letter.
Before UND: Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (20th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft … Named to the 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp Roster by USA Hockey in June 2014 … Spent the past two seasons with Green Bay of the United States Hockey League … Racked up 36 goals and 79 assists for 115 points in 119 career games with the Gamblers … Had 18 goals and 45 assists in 55 games in 2013-14 and competed in the USHL All-Star Game … Was named to the 2012-13 All-USHL Rookie Team after collecting 18 goals and 34 assists in 36 games … Led the U.S. in scoring and won a silver medal at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Tournament.
Personal: Undecided on a major … Younger brother of former UND defenseman Jordan Schmaltz, who is now in the St. Louis Blues' system … Father (1988-90), Mike, as well as uncles Marc Schmaltz (1988-91) and Monte Schmaltz (1992-93), all lettered in football at UND.