Rob Schremp
Image: EV Zug

Rob Schremp

Hometown:

Fulton New York

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-07-01

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2004

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Playing in Europe

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2001-02: Rob Schremp was the first overall selection by the Mississauga IceDogs in the 2002 OHL Draft.

2002-03: Acquired by London in 2003 for two players and two second round draft picks. Schremp was the 2003 OHL Rookie of the Year.

2003-04: Schremp was named Player of the Game for Team Orr in the 2004 CHL Top Prospects Game where he scored one goal, two assists and wowed the crowd with a stunning lacrosse style shot while skating into the slot. Drafted 25th overall by Edmonton in 2004.

2004-05: Schremp was a member of record shattering 2004-05 London Knights team that set a new record for undefeated games from the start of the season. Later went on to win the Memorial Cup that same year. Represented the United States at the 2005 and 2006 World Junior Championships.

2005-06:

2006-07: Schremp’s first year of professional hockey was spent with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), a 69 game campaign that resulted in 17 goals and 53 points. He was also brought up to Edmonton for a game, the centers first look at NHL hockey.

2007-08: In his first year with Springfield (AHL), the center potted 23 goals and 76 points in 78 games, career-high AHL totals for Schremp. He was nominated to the AHL All-Star Game for his efforts this season. He also appeared in two games with the Edmonton Oilers, but still has not registered his first NHL point.

2008-09: 69 games with the Springfield Falcons (AHL) resulted in 42 points (7g+35a) for Schremp, his sophomore season with the club being his worst in his three year AHL career. He also saw more NHL ice-time, appearing in four games (3a) with Edmonton.

 

Talent Analysis

Schremp is a wizard with the puck as a playmaker and stickhandler that loves to curl with the puck and find open teammates for a pass. Rob is an excellent passer on his forehand, he can thread the needle or make nice saucer passes but tends to make few passes on his backhand as he likes to curl back and stay on his forehand. Schremp has a wicked and accurate wrist shot in close and is very good at finding the corner or top shelf of the net. Schremp's slapshot is world class in velocity and accuracy.

His straight line skating is average at best, but he has a good first step and accelerates well out of the corner on the cycle. His most glaring flaw or areas of weakness are his strength and defensive zone play which both must improve before he is ready for the next level. He needs to be more coachable as well.

Unless he can considerably improve on his shortcomings his contribution at the top level is very much in doubt. He should be a power play and shootout specialist but if he can one day play consistently on the top two lines of a NHL team he could be very dangerous.

 

Future

Schremp is playing in Switzerland for EV Zug in the 2013-14 season.

 

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