The Kings’ biggest prospect is peaking at the right time

Actually, I think he’s the biggest player in the entire Kings organization, though I would have to stand him next to Keaton Ellerby to be sure.

Almost Attack player shining for Soo | Hockey | Sports | Owen Sound Sun Times

Michael Schumacher was just getting accustomed to being a member of the Owen Sound Attack when he [was traded to the Soo] and has gone on to be one of the best Greyhounds in this OHL quarterfinal series [against] the Attack.

“It’s been good for my development coming here,” the now 19-year-old Schumacher said on Tuesday. “I like to play the kind of game that’s over here. It’s been really good for me.”

[…] “It was a surprise at first to get drafted by the Kings because I had no clue I was going to get drafted,” said Schumacher. “They talked to me about coming over and playing junior hockey in Canada. I thought about it for awhile and decided it would be a good experience for me and my development.”

Owen Sound took Schumacher on the recommendation of former Attack general manager Mike Futa, who is the Kings’ director of amateur scouting. […] The Attack [then] shipped him to the Soo […]. […]

This is a big year for Schumacher who still hasn’t signed with the Kings. He’s got to ink a deal before this June’s NHL entry draft or he goes back into the mix.

Actually, that deadline is June 1, I believe.

“I know [the Kings have] watched a couple games and they’ve talked to me a couple times but they haven’t really said anything about a contract,” the six-foot-five, 210-pound left winger said. “I just have to play my game and play hard, we’ll see what happens.”

[…] Schumacher has arguably been the Greyhounds’ best forward [in the playoffs]. […] Soo coach Sheldon Keefe said Schumacher’s stellar play started late in the regular season and has carried on into the playoffs. “He’s very motivated in this series,” said Keefe. “[…] He’s made some big plays for us.”

[…] Schumacher […] has used his size to his advantage against the Attack. “He’s got great size and he’s got incredible skill for a big guy,” said Keefe. “He’s got a really strong stick that let’s him win one-on-one battles. That’s been the challenge for us, getting him to be consistent with that.”

I’m penciling him in on the left side around 2016.


  2 comments for “The Kings’ biggest prospect is peaking at the right time

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  2. Choralone
    March 28, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    Sign him Dean! Do it….

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