On Thursday, the Knights agreed to a tender with Michigan forward Matt Schaumburger. The 18-year old currently plays for the Metro Jets in the NA3HL. In just 20 regular season games, he scored 19Sc goals and 30 points.
“I would describe myself as a power forward,” said Schaumburger, “I’m somebody who tries to do the right things out there. I take the puck hard to the net and try to get back on the back check hard. I think my hockey sense is the best part of my game. I think the game well and make smart plays.”
“Matt’s a skilled forward that has a high ceiling,” added Knights head coach Tom Kowal. “His numbers back that up, but his all around play stands out as a great fit for our team.”
Schaumburger and his teammates have been rolling on the ice of late, as the Metro Jets will play tonight in the semi-finals of the Fraser Cup Playoffs. A win would place them in the Fraser Cup Championship tomorrow at 1:30 pm EDT. In four playoff games, Schaumburger has notched one goal and two assists, with the tally being a game-winner on St. Patrick’s Day.
“It’s the coaching,” said Schaumburger on what’s helped him grow in the NA3HL. “I have great coaching here. They’ve taught me the game well, what to do in different situations. I learned and became a smarter hockey player from them.”
“The NA3HL has a lot of talent,” said Kowal. “They’re a part of the NA family, and when we can help advance a player up that ladder through our organization, it only makes us all stronger. We’re excited to have Matt join the Knights family and have the opportunity to make our team better.”
Schaumburger is excited to get to work.
“I know the Knights are a good organization that moves guys on,” he said. “I’m just excited to be a part of it and give it my best.”
The Knights welcome Matt to their organization and are looking forward to his arrival and assisting him in furthering his hockey career!