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 recallsâ€¦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)â€¦ One of four Amerks to score 15 goals on the season, tying for second-most on the teamâ€¦ Also finished second on the team in assists and points while more than doubling his offensive totals from his rookie campaignâ€¦ Closed out the season with an assist in a 5-3 win at Adirondack on 4/19â€¦ Notched two assists at Lake Erie on 4/09â€¦ Assigned to Rochester on 4/06â€¦ Racked up a team-high 17 PIM against Utica on 3/22â€¦ Collected his first NHL assist against Washington on 3/16â€¦ Helped set up two goals and was +2 against Syracuse on 2/25â€¦ Had another three-point (1+2) effort against Adirondack on 2/13â€¦ Recorded three points (1+2), including the secondary assist on Matt MacKenzieâ€™s game-winning overtime goal at Grand Rapids on 2/07â€¦ Scored his third goal in as many games in an 8-7 shootout win at Oklahoma City on 1/18â€¦ Notched three points, including a pair of goals, and was named the gameâ€™s second star in a 6-5 come-from-behind win at Texas on 1/14â€¦ 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 campaignâ€¦ Posted a season-long six-game point streak from 12/19 to 1/02, recording seven points (4+3) over that spanâ€¦ Had two points (1+1) and was +2 against Iowa on 1/02â€¦ Recalled by Buffalo on 12/21 and scored his first NHL goal in the Sabresâ€™ 4-3 overtime loss at Boston later that nightâ€¦ Took a team-high seven shots and scored on a penalty shot in a 3-2 shootout win over Adirondack on 12/19â€¦ Appeared in his 100th professional game vs. Hamilton on 12/13â€¦ Made his NHL debut in Buffaloâ€™s 4-3 shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on 11/29â€¦ Recorded three hits, one shot one goal and won 30.77% of his face-offs over 16 shifts and 11:52 of ice timeâ€¦ Earned his first-ever NHL recall from the Buffalo Sabres on 11/29â€¦ Registered a career-high five points (2+3) and finished +4 in a 7-4 win over Utica on 11/21, earning first star honorsâ€¦ Had a three-game point streak (2+3) from 10/22 to 10/25â€¦ Collected two assists and was +2 at Adirondack on 10/25â€¦ Recorded a pair of goals, including the game-tying tally in a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Rockford on 10/22â€¦ 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 Rochesterâ€¦ Led all Amerks rookies in goals and finished fifth in pointsâ€¦ Named the Amerksâ€™ Most Improved Player as voted on by his teammatesâ€¦ Appeared in all five playoff contests for Rochester, collecting one assistâ€¦ Recorded first pro playoff point with an assist in Game 2 vs. Chicago on 4/26â€¦ Made his professional postseason debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago on 4/25â€¦ 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 gamesâ€¦ Scored twice in the regular season finale at Toronto on 4/19â€¦ Notched a goal for the second straight game against Syracuse on 4/18â€¦ Tallied his fourth goal in five games and was +2 at Utica on 4/16â€¦ Collected two assists in a 4-3 SO win at Hamilton on 4/12â€¦ 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 4/05â€¦ Scored on three of his four shots and finished +2 in the victoryâ€¦ Registered an assist and was +2 against Rockford on 1/31â€¦ Scored a goal and was +3 in a 5-2 win at Utica on 1/03â€¦ Notched one shot in three games for the Amerks during the 2013 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerlandâ€¦ Scored his first professional goal at Binghamton on 11/09â€¦ 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 Friarsâ€¦ Led Providence to its second straight appearance in the Hockey East semifinalsâ€¦ Scored eight goals and added 15 assists for a career-high 23 points while appearing in all 38 gamesâ€¦ 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 2/22â€¦ Scored two power-play goals and added an overtime game-winning tally at Merrimack on 11/30â€¦ Had five multi-point games on the seasonâ€¦ Led Friar centers with a .563 winning percentage on face-offsâ€¦ 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 Yearâ€¦ 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)â€¦ Totaled 68 points (29+39) and 161 PIM in 131 career games at Providence
2011-12: Took part in the 2012 Calgary Flames Development Campâ€¦ Played in 26 games as an assistant captain and battled through a series of injuriesâ€¦ Was one of 21 finalists for the Walter Brown Award, presented annually to the best American-born college hockey player in New Englandâ€¦ Named Hockey East Player of the Week twice (11/7, 2/13)â€¦ Earned INCH National Player of the Week honors (11/8)â€¦ Named Hockey East Player of the Month for Novemberâ€¦ Led the team with a career-high 14 goals and finished fourth with 21 points, helping the Friars advance to the Hockey East semifinalsâ€¦ Also led the team with six power-play goalsâ€¦ Recorded two short-handed goals and two game-winning goalsâ€¦ Notched the game winner and had an assist in a win over No. 12 Maine on 2/10â€¦ Had one goal and two assists in a win at No. 1 Merrimack on 12/03â€¦ Recorded two goals and one assist versus Alabama-Huntsville on 11/12â€¦ Scored power-play goals in wins over Vermont on 11/05 and Alabama-Huntsville on 11/11â€¦ Notched his first career hat trick with two power-play goals and a short-handed tally in a win over Vermont on 11/04â€¦ 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 assistsâ€¦ Ranked second on the team in assists and fourth in pointsâ€¦ Recorded an assist in consecutive games vs. UMass-Lowell on 2/25 and 2/26â€¦ Notched two assists in a 4-4 overtime tie at Brown on12/07â€¦ Scored his first-career, short-handed goal at Alabama-Huntsville on 11/13â€¦ Posted two assists in a 3-3 tie vs. Vermont on 11/06â€¦ 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 freshmanâ€¦ Finished with five points on two goals and three assistsâ€¦ Assisted on the game-tying goal against UMass-Lowell on2/27â€¦ Recorded points in back-to-back games vs. Northeastern on 11/20 and 11/21â€¦ Scored first-career goal at Northeastern on 11/20â€¦ 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)â€¦ 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 EJHLâ€™s New England Jr. Huskies