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Next Review, Rob Schremp

By John Panarese

I must admit that I wasn’t initially impressed with Rob Schremp. He was released by the Edmonton Oilers, and though his skills were said to be fantastic, we didn’t really see that at first. However, it didn’t take long for Schremp to start to demonstrate his abilities, particularly in shoot out situations in which we saw a very impressive bunch of “tools” in his box.

Before a knee injury cut his season short, Rob Schremp played a total of 44 games. He had 7 goals and 18 assists, and was a -4. Every game, he seemed to get better and better, and I can remember thinking to myself that, like with Matt Moulson, we had really gotten ourselves a steal in Rob Schremp. As his confidence grew, he became more impressive, and it was clear that Scott Gordon and the staff were equally impressed. It is difficult to give a guy a true grade when an injury cut short what might have been a really extraordinary season, but I’d have to say he was a B building himself to become better than that. We shall see what training camp brings for Rob Schremp next season and if he continues to improve and shine out on the ice to possibly make a bid at a top 6 forward spot or certainly a third line guy.