The Vegas Golden Knights have recalled Jake Bischoff from the minor leagues, while assigning Jimmy Schuldt to the AHL’s Chicago Wolves. Schuldt has yet to play for the Golden Knights this season, meaning the team may just want him to get some game action before he sits too long.
Schuldt, 24, was one of the prizes of college free agency in the spring and ended up choosing the Golden Knights after most of the league shows interest. He ended up playing in one game with the team down the stretch, but didn’t suit up in the playoffs. After his one-year entry-level deal expired he was in for another negotiation, this time as a restricted free agent with the Golden Knights. That negotiation took all summer, and Schuldt finally inked a one-year, one-way deal worth $850K.
Unfortunately, that contract hasn’t secured him a spot on the roster as others have seemingly passed him on the depth chart. Even with Nate Schmidt dealing with injury the team has turned to Nicolas Hague instead of Schuldt, giving the 20-year old three games so far this season. If he wants to get back into the rotation, Schuldt will have to prove what he can do at the minor league level first.