Tim Schaller (C)
Originally signed a two-year, entry-level NHL contract as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Sabres on April 2, 2013. Re-signed a one-year, two-way NHL contract with Buffalo on July 16, 2015.
2014-15: Collected two points (1+1) over an extended 18-game stay with the Buffalo Sabres (NHL), earning eight NHL recalls…Had a breakout second season for the Rochester Americans (AHL), finishing with career-highs in goals (15), assists (28) and points (43) in 65 games while leading the club in penalty minutes (116) and shots (169)… One of four Amerks to score 15 goals on the season, tying for second-most on the team… Also finished second on the team in assists and points while more than doubling his offensive totals from his rookie campaign… Closed out the season with an assist in a 5-3 win at Adirondack on 4/19… Notched two assists at Lake Erie on 4/09… Assigned to Rochester on 4/06… Racked up a team-high 17 PIM against Utica on 3/22… Collected his first NHL assist against Washington on 3/16… Helped set up two goals and was +2 against Syracuse on 2/25… Had another three-point (1+2) effort against Adirondack on 2/13… Recorded three points (1+2), including the secondary assist on Matt MacKenzie’s game-winning overtime goal at Grand Rapids on 2/07… Scored his third goal in as many games in an 8-7 shootout win at Oklahoma City on 1/18… Notched three points, including a pair of goals, and was named the game’s second star in a 6-5 come-from-behind win at Texas on 1/14… Set a new career-high with his second goal of the game and 12th of the season, besting the 11 he scored during his rookie campaign… Posted a season-long six-game point streak from 12/19 to 1/02, recording seven points (4+3) over that span… Had two points (1+1) and was +2 against Iowa on 1/02… Recalled by Buffalo on 12/21 and scored his first NHL goal in the Sabres’ 4-3 overtime loss at Boston later that night… Took a team-high seven shots and scored on a penalty shot in a 3-2 shootout win over Adirondack on 12/19… Appeared in his 100th professional game vs. Hamilton on 12/13… Made his NHL debut in Buffalo’s 4-3 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on 11/29… Recorded three hits, one shot one goal and won 30.77% of his face-offs over 16 shifts and 11:52 of ice time… Earned his first-ever NHL recall from the Buffalo Sabres on 11/29… Registered a career-high five points (2+3) and finished +4 in a 7-4 win over Utica on 11/21, earning first star honors… Had a three-game point streak (2+3) from 10/22 to 10/25… Collected two assists and was +2 at Adirondack on 10/25… Recorded a pair of goals, including the game-tying tally in a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Rockford on 10/22… Scored a goal and was +2 in his season debut against Adirondack on 10/10
2013-14: Scored 11 goals and added seven assists for 18 points in 72 games during his rookie season for Rochester… Led all Amerks rookies in goals and finished fifth in points… Named the Amerks’ Most Improved Player as voted on by his teammates… Appeared in all five playoff contests for Rochester, collecting one assist… Recorded first pro playoff point with an assist in Game 2 vs. Chicago on 4/26… Made his professional postseason debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago on 4/25… Finished the regular season with at least one goal in each of his last three games and registered nine points (7+2) over the final seven games… Scored twice in the regular season finale at Toronto on 4/19… Notched a goal for the second straight game against Syracuse on 4/18… Tallied his fourth goal in five games and was +2 at Utica on 4/16… Collected two assists in a 4-3 SO win at Hamilton on 4/12… Recorded a natural hat trick over a span of 14:59 in the third period to help the Amerks erase a 3-0 deficit en route to a 4-3 come-from-behind win at Toronto on 4/05… Scored on three of his four shots and finished +2 in the victory… Registered an assist and was +2 against Rockford on 1/31… Scored a goal and was +3 in a 5-2 win at Utica on 1/03… Notched one shot in three games for the Amerks during the 2013 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland… Scored his first professional goal at Binghamton on 11/09… Recorded his first point with an assist in his professional/Amerks debut vs. Utica on 10/11
2012-13: Completed his senior year at Providence College (H-East) and served as an assistant captain with the Friars… Led Providence to its second straight appearance in the Hockey East semifinals… Scored eight goals and added 15 assists for a career-high 23 points while appearing in all 38 games… His 15 assists led the team, while his 23 points tied for the second most ... Recorded a career-high five-point game (1+4) in a 6-2 win against Northeastern on 2/22… Scored two power-play goals and added an overtime game-winning tally at Merrimack on 11/30… Had five multi-point games on the season… Led Friar centers with a .563 winning percentage on face-offs… Named Hockey East Defensive Forward of the Year and was the recipient of the New England Writers Association Frank Jones Award as the best Defensive Forward of the Year… Tabbed the HE Player of the Week for period ending Dec. 24 and was a four-time winner of the HE Weekly Top Performer (10/29, 11/19, 12/3, 2/25, 3/18)… Totaled 68 points (29+39) and 161 PIM in 131 career games at Providence
2011-12: Took part in the 2012 Calgary Flames Development Camp… Played in 26 games as an assistant captain and battled through a series of injuries… Was one of 21 finalists for the Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New England… Named Hockey East Player of the Week twice (11/7, 2/13)… Earned INCH National Player of the Week honors (11/8)… Named Hockey East Player of the Month for November… Led the team with a career-high 14 goals and finished fourth with 21 points, helping the Friars advance to the Hockey East semifinals… Also led the team with six power-play goals… Recorded two short-handed goals and two game-winning goals… Notched the game winner and had an assist in a win over No. 12 Maine on 2/10… Had one goal and two assists in a win at No. 1 Merrimack on 12/03… Recorded two goals and one assist versus Alabama-Huntsville on 11/12… Scored power-play goals in wins over Vermont on 11/05 and Alabama-Huntsville on 11/11… Notched his first career hat trick with two power-play goals and a short-handed tally in a win over Vermont on 11/04… Scored a short-handed goal in a win over UMass on 10/15..
2010-11: Played in all 34 games for the Friars and totaled 19 points on five goals and 14 assists… Ranked second on the team in assists and fourth in points… Recorded an assist in consecutive games vs. UMass-Lowell on 2/25 and 2/26… Notched two assists in a 4-4 overtime tie at Brown on12/07… Scored his first-career, short-handed goal at Alabama-Huntsville on 11/13… Posted two assists in a 3-3 tie vs. Vermont on 11/06… Scored one goal at No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth on 10/16 and the game winner versus Merrimack on 11/5... Participated in the NHL prospect camp for the Chicago Blackhawks in the summer of 2011
2009-10: Played in 33 of 34 games as a freshman… Finished with five points on two goals and three assists… Assisted on the game-tying goal against UMass-Lowell on2/27… Recorded points in back-to-back games vs. Northeastern on 11/20 and 11/21… Scored first-career goal at Northeastern on 11/20… Shared the Rev. Herman Schneider Most Valuable Freshman Award
2008-09: Tallied 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points in 47 appearances with the New England Jr. Huskies (EJHL)… Finished second on the team in assists and ranked third in scoring while serving as team captain
2007-08: Led all New England rookies in scoring and placed fourth overall with 33 points (8+25) in 44 outings for the Huskies
2006-07: Appeared in one game with the EJHL’s New England Jr. Huskies