St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrongannounced today the Blues have signed defenseman Jordan Schmaltz to a two-year contract. Schmaltz’s contract is a two-way deal in year one and a one-way deal in year two. During the first year, his compensation will be $700,000 in the National Hockey League (NHL) and $150,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL). In the second year, Schmaltz will make $700,000.
Schmaltz, 24, was originally drafted by the Blues in the first round, 25th overall, of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’2, 190-pound defenseman split last season between the Blues and the Blues’ AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. Schmaltz collected one assist in 13 regular season games with the Blues and 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) in 31 regular season games with the Rampage.
Overall, the Madison, Wisconsin, native has posted three assists and 10 penalty minutes in 22 career NHL regular season games, and 84 points (14 goals, 70 assists) and 66 penalty minutes in 144 career AHL regular season games.