Sunday, October 3, 2010

Player profile: Troy Schwab

Second-year center competing for a spot on Brahmas roster

Second year center Troy Schwab was one of five players the Texas Brahmas sent to the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL) training camp last week. As he has not been listed as a signed player, we can only gather that Schwab, like Brian Matte, will be competing for a spot on the 2010-11 roster this week during the Brahmas' training camp.

Schwab, 26, is coming off his first pro season with the Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL) where he registered 53 points (18 G, 35 A) and 75 penalty minutes in 67 games played. He was second in points (53), third in goals (18), first in assists (35) for the 2009-10 season. Schwab has the distinction of scoring the final goal for the Johnstown team who after 22 years, relocated to Greenville, South Carolina.

Troy Schwab scores on goalie Andy Chiodo

Schwab played three seasons of Junior A hockey with the Kindersley Clippers (SJHL) where he was a very productive player, putting up 206 points (79 G, 137 A) and 347 PIM in 166 games played. He was a member of the Anavet Cup (Western Canada Junior A champions) winning 2003-04 Clippers team.

He was named the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's top scorer and received the E.E. Henning Memorial Trophy for being the SJHL's most valuable player after his final season in 2004-05 when he put up 85 points (25 G, 60 A) and 162 PIM.

Award, which goes to In 2005-06, Schwab began his NCAA career at Lake Superior State University. In four season with the Lakers, he tallied 110 points (31 G, 79 A) and 102 PIM in 150 games played. During his freshman year, Schwab was named Laker Hockey's Outstanding Freshman and received honorable mention on the CCHA All-Rookie Team. He also received the Terry McDermottLSSU's outstanding freshman athlete.

Photo Credits: Top:; Bottom: Jack Lima/Pro Hockey News

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