The '01 native of Albany, NY spent four years with the Lumberjacks throughout his junior hockey career, starting off with a campaign in the Eastern Hockey League Premier (EHLP) back in the 2017-18 season. At the end of that year, Schmitt had finished with 23 points in 25 total games combined between the regular season and the postseason.
Following that season, Schmitt returned home to play 18U with the CP Dynamo, further preparing the playmaker to make the jump up to the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) the following year. Once Schmitt made the jump, his career took off to the tune of 55 goals and 50 assists in 105 career games in the EHL.
As November rolled around this past season, the captain of the Lumberjacks was not only catching the attention of the college coaches, but he was turning heads in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) as well. Proof came from his call up to the Johnstown Tomahawks, where Schmitt finished out his age-out season of junior hockey.
"Playing in the EHL gave me a chance to elevate my game to a place where I can play at the next level," said Schmitt. "Being with the top team in Vermont for 3 years also allowed me to develop not only on the ice, but into a better person off the ice. I’m very happy to have spent so much time developing in the EHL."
Learn more about the Lumberjacks on the team's official website, and check out the full 2021-22 NCAA commitment list.