BINGHAMTON, NY – The Binghamton Devils announced that the club has signed forward Ryan Schmelzer to a one-year, American Hockey League contract. The announcement came today from Binghamton’s General Manager, Tom Fitzgerald.
Schmelzer, 24, racked up 106 points (40 goals, 66 assists) and a plus/minus rating of +46 in four seasons at Canisius College. The 6-foot-2, 183-pound forward was named the American Hockey Association’s Best Defensive Forward, to the Second All-Conference Team, and captured the Regular Season Championship in 2016-17. This past season, Schmelzer was named to the Third All-Conference Team and served as the team’s captain.
Following his collegiate career, the East Amherst, New York native had seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven regular-season games with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder. In 17 playoff games, Schmelzer helped lead the Thunder to the Eastern Conference Final with 17 points (nine goals, 8 assists).