Matt Schmalz (F)
Kansas City Mavericks
Schmalz, 22, had a solid rookie year last season for the Manchester Monarchs. He was assigned to Manchester in late October by the American Hockey League's Ontario Reign and notched 40 points (23g, 17a) in 59 games for the Monarchs. A native of Dunnville, Ontario, the 6-foor-6, the 218-pound forward is a former fifth round selection of the Los Angeles Kings (#134) in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Prior to turning pro, Schmalz logged 308 career games in the Ontario Hockey League between Kitchener, Sudbury and Owen Sound. He made his AHL debut with the Reign on March 30th, 2016 against the San Jose Barracuda and scored his first professional goal on April 16th against San Diego. He finished his junior career in 2016-17 with the Owen Sound Attack, notching 31 points (16g, 15a) in 62 games.