Owen Sound Attack defensman Thomas Schemitsch has signed with the Florida Panthers.
The Panthers confirmed this afternoon they have signed Schemitsch to a National Hockey League entry-level contract and he'll report to their American League affiliate in Springfield.
Schemitsch was a 5th Round pick of the Attack in the 2012 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection and a 3rd Round pick of Florida (80th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Attack General Manager Dale DeGray says "We’re extremely happy for Thomas and his family, While the door will always be open for Thomas if Florida elects to return him as an overage player, we hope he continues to excel at the American League level and wish him nothing but the best. That’s what our business is all about."
Schemitsch, who turns 20 in less than three weeks racked up 97 points over three seasons with the Attack, including another 7 points in post season play.
The Attack continue their road play tonight when they take on the Sudbury Wolves.