8th year defenseman Nick Schaus(5) has done it.
In his 5th season overseas he’s ascended to the highest point on the hockey ladder signing a one-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL after scoring 7 goals and a career high 29 assists and 36 points (both league bests) skating for HC Dynamo Pardubice through 48 games in the Czech Extraliga.
He has yet to stay in one country for more than a run but each move has been a step up of competitiveness.
He would score a career high 12 goals while adding 21 assists for a tidy 33 points.
Set to turn 31-years old over the summer, it’s been a nice, steady climb for the former UMass-Lowell blue liner.
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The small-ish 5’11” 200 lbs. blue liner continued with Anaheim Ducks‘ minor league squads for 2012/2013 signing a one-year contract with new affiliate Norfolk Admirals but found less space on the roster in a lockout shortened NHL season and spent more slightly more time with Fort Wayne Komets putting up some impressive numbers (5 goals, 17 assists in 26 games).
All’s well though as the 27-year will likely excel overseas.