Beau Schmitz (D)
Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina as an undrafted free agent on 7/24/12.
2012-13: Split his rookie season between the Checkers 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. ORL (10/12) ... Called up to the Checkers on 1/12 and earned an assist in his AHL debut that night at OKC ... Scored first two professional and AHL goals vs. TEX (3/15) ... His seven points in March (10 games) led all Checkers defenseman and were third-most on the team behind Chris Terry (10 points) and Brett Sutter (8) ... Made his professional playoff debut Game 1 at OKC (4/26).
Juniors: Served as team captain the final two years while with Plymouth (OHL) ... Finished junior career with 151 points (35g, 116a) and 350 penalty minutes in 244 regular-season games ... Was first or second among Whalers defensemen in scoring in each of his four seasons at Plymouth ... Led Plymouth defensemen in goals (14), assists (40), and points (54 - t-3rd OHL defensemen) in 2011-12 ... Spent the 2007-08 season with the U.S National Team Developmental Program, scoring 12 points (5g, 7a) in 41 games.