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Jordan Schmaltz
Player Profile:
Jordan Schmaltz 901498
Position: Defense
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 194
Year: Junior
Hometown: Verona, Wis.
Club: Green Bay-USHL
Major: Communication, Social Science
  • Jordan Schmaltz Career Statistics

2014-15 (Junior): Earned All-NCHC Second Team honors ... One of three finalists for NCHC’s Best Offensive Defenseman award ... Ranked second in the NCHC defensemen scoring race with a career-high 28 points ... Led UND with a career-high 24 assists ... His 24 assists ranked second among NCHC defensemen and tied for eighth nationally ... Led the team with 16 points (3g, 13a) on the power play, ranking him fifth nationally among defensemen ...  Boasted five multi-point games, including a pair of 3-point outings ... Had a career-high three assists in a 6-1 win over No. 5 Providence (Oct. 24) ... Matched that output in a 7-4 win over Lake Superior State (Dec. 5) ... Was a plus-14 over his final 23 games after recording an even plus/minus rating over his first 19 games ... Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Dec. 8 after a 5-point series in UND’s sweep of Lake Superior State ... Had three assists in the series opener and a goal and an assist in the finale … Earned third letter … Signed an entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues following the season.

2013-14 (Sophomore): Named to All-NCHC Second Team ... Led UND defensemen and tied for third among NCHC defensemen with a career-high 24 points ... Also set new career highs in goals (6) and assists (18) ... His six goals doubled the three he scored as a freshman ... Ranked second on the team with 62 blocked shots and was fourth with 91 shots on goal ... His 91 shots on goal ranked tied for fifth among NCHC defensemen ... Named NCHC Defenseman of the Week on Dec. 16 after a 3-assist weekend in a series sweep of Northern Michigan (Dec. 6-7) ... That series was part of a career-best 5-game point streak in which he racked up seven assists ... Had four 2-point games ... Scored game-tying goal with 3:56 remaining in regulation to force overtime in UND’s eventual 3-2 overtime loss in Game 2 of the NCHC Quarterfinals against Colorado College (March 15) ... Had an assist one night in earlier in a 4-2 Game 1 win (March 14) ... Assisted on UND’s lone goal in 2-1 NCAA Frozen Four semifinal loss to top-ranked Minnesota … Also blocked four shots and was a plus-1 in that game … Tied for fourth in the NCHC defenseman scoring race with 15 points (4g, 11a) in 24 conference games … Earned second letter.

2012-13 (Freshman): Played in all 42 games, more than any other WCHA rookie defensemen ... Ranked fifth among WCHA rookie rearguards in both points (12) and plus/minus (plus-9) ... Had 10 points and a plus-12 in his last 28 games after opening his collegiate career with two points and a -3 in his first 14 games ... Was a plus-5 in UND’s four games during the WCHA playoffs ... Was a plus or even in 18 of his last 19 games ... Scored a goal and an assist in his collegiate debut against Alaska Anchorage in the season opener (Oct. 19) at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush in Fairbanks ... Was also a season-best +3 in that game ... Was named to the Brice Alaska Goal Rush All-Tournament Team ... Scored game-tying power-play goal with 12:23 remaining in the third period of UND’s 2-2 overtime tie with Bemidji State (March 2) in the regular season finale ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (25th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft ... Tied for second among USHL defensemen in 2011-12 with 41 points (10 goals, 31 assists) in 55 games ... Spent the majority of the season with the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers, collecting seven goals and 28 assists in 46 games ... Led the Gamblers to the USHL’s Anderson Cup with a 47-9-4 record ... Added two goals and five assists in 11 playoff games ... Began the season with the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers, where he scored three goals and three assists in nine games ... Participated in the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game ... Spent the 2010-11 season with Sioux City and led USHL defensemen in points (44), goals (11) and assists (31) in 53 games ... Earned USHL First All-Star Team and USHL All-Rookie Team honors ... Was a five-time USHL Defenseman of the Week as a rookie ... Won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge ... Won gold with the U.S. at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Personal: Majoring in communication ... Father, Mike, lettered in football at UND from 1988 to 1990 ... Older brother of UND forward Nick Schmaltz … Uncles, Marc Schmaltz (1988-91) and Monte Schmaltz (1992-93), lettered in football at UND.

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