Height: 6’4″/ Weight: 210 lbs.
Physical Play Excellent
Offensive Play Good
Defensive Play Excellent
Hockey Sense Excellent
1. Schmidt is nearly impossible to play against, as he combines his smooth skating with incredible strength to maintain tight gaps.
2. He displays tremendous lower-body strength and balance to protect the puck or to lay the boom on opponents.
3. Schmidt possesses an incredible shot from the point, with both power and accuracy, he finds shooting lanes through traffic with ease.
Areas for improvement
- Despite showcasing an elite all-around game, Schmidt has a small tendency to second-guess his decisions, especially when deciding to pinch in at the offensive blueline.
Roman Schmidt is committed to Boston University for the 2020-21 season and currently plays for the USNTDP. Schmidt is nearly impossible to play against, as he combines his smooth skating with incredible strength to maintain tight gaps and wipe out opponents along the wall with ease. He plays an elite transition game and has multiple tools to move the play to the offensive zone. Schmidt has excellent skating ability for a player his size and has tremendous lower-body strength. Schmidt has an incredible shot from the point, with both power and accuracy; he can find the shooting lanes through traffic with ease. Roman uses his strength to eliminate opposing offensive rushes and hulking his way up the ice for an easy carry-in. His hockey sense is also promising, as Schmidt shows innate abilities to read opponent tactics and to shut down offensive opportunities. Despite showcasing an elite all-around game, Schmidt has a small tendency to second-guess his decisions, namely with pinching at the offensive blueline. He can sometimes be caught flat-footed as a result of changing his mind in the process of pinching. Roman Schmidt currently projects as a potential top 4 two-way defenseman at the NHL level. It is hard to predict where Schmidt gets draft, but he is likely to a late 1st or early 2nd round pick.
A towering defenseman who imposes his skill and strength in all three zones.
Style Comparison: Brandon Carlo
NHL Potential: Top 4 Defensive Defenseman
|2018-19||Don Mills Flyers U16 AAA||GTHL U16||73||14||71|
|2020-21||U.S. National U18 team||USDP||22||1||9|