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Former Merrimack High Student Signs NHL Deal

The 22-year-old Providence College standout will join the Buffalo Sabres this summer.

Former Merrimack High School Hockey player Tim Schaller has inked a deal with the Buffalo Sabres and is set to report to their development camp this summer, according to a story in the Union Leader.

Schaller, 22, played for Merrimack High School before playing a year of Junior Hockey with the New England Huskies. He then moved on to Providence College where he was named 2013 Hockey East Defensive Forward of the year, according to a press release on the Providence College website.

Schaller played in all 38 of the team's games this year, scoring eight goals and contributing 15 assists for a total of 23 points, which ties him for second in the school's history for points in a season.

In his four years at the school he suited up for 131 games, scored 29 goals and added 39 assists for 68 career points. He played in the Hockey East Finals in back-to-back years in 2012 and 2013.

Schaller will not report to the team's AHL affiliate, according to the Union Leader article. Instead, he will finish his degree and graduate in May, something he said was important to him, and he will report to the team's development camp this summer.

MMK_townie April 02, 2013 at 05:50 PM
This is really nice to read!! Congrats to Tim and his proud parents.
Rosemarie Rung April 02, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Love this good news about a great kid from a wonderful family. One of Tim's biggest accomplishments, though, is being a bone marrow donor!

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