The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced recently that they signed forward Tim Schaller to an American Hockey League contract for the 2020-21 season. Schaller was a part of the team’s training camp on a professional tryout agreement
Schaller has a ton of great experience to bring to the squad as he has been able to spend most of his time with the Vancouver Canucks before a February trade sent him to the Los Angeles Kings. Schaller has been able to record five goals and six points in 51 games for Vancouver and recording one goal with the Los Angeles’ AHL affiliates the Ontario Reign.
The forward was an undrafted free agent out of college, was able to gain great experience at Providence College and served as a team captain for those two seasons. Schaller was named to the Hockey East conference’s best defensive forward in 2012-13 and signed an entry-level deal by the Buffalo Sabres. During had also spent time with the Rochester Americans where he finished second on the team in goals (15) and assist (28).
Schaller has been able to play in 276 career NHL games with Vancouver, Los Angeles, Buffalo, and the Bruins, and will look to make a great impact with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The forward has been able to record 57 points (29G-28A). The Merrimack, New Hampshire native has also been able to tally 88 points (39G-49A) in 179 games between Rochester and Ontario.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are set to open the 2020-21 American Hockey League Season tonight (Monday) at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will be taking on the Binghamton Devils is set for 5:00 p.m.