David Schlemko
David Schlemko
Coyotes - Defenseman
NUMBER: 6
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 190
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 05/07/1987
AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: undrafted
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2007) Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Arizona (CHL), October 2, 2012.
2012-13 Highlights
Posted 1-5-6 and 12 PIM in 30 games...Had a team high plus-8 rating...Ranked fifth on the team with 57 blocked shots...Scored a goal vs. COL, Apr. 26...Scored the GDG in the shootout at CHI, Apr. 20...Recorded an assist in back- to-back games on Mar. 28 at NSH and Mar. 30 at SJS...Skated in a season-high 24:49 of ice time at LAK, Mar. 19... Missed 16 games with an injury (2/7-3/12)...Skated in 22:20 of ice time vs. DAL, Feb. 2 and blocked four shots...Had two assists in the home opener vs. CHI, Jan. 20.

2011-12 Highlights
Established a career high in games played (46) and matched a career high in assists (10)…Posted 1-10-11 and a plus-7 rating…Had a career-best 58 SOG and ranked fourth on the team in blocked shots (88)…Missed 28 games (1/10-3/12) with an injury suffered vs. NYI, Jan. 7…Collected an assist in a 3-2 win vs. NSH, Dec. 6…Played a season-high 25 minutes and had an assist in a 4-3 SO win at CHI, Dec. 5…Recorded an assist in three straight games (0-4-4) Oct. 27-Nov. 2…Had a pair of assists in a 5-3 win vs. NJD, Oct. 27…Scored a goal in a 5-2 win at NSH, Oct. 13…2012 Playoffs: Averaged 16:13 TOI/game in five postseason games.

2010-11 Highlights
Played in 43 games and established career highs in goals (4), assists (10), points (14), plus/minus (plus-8) and PIM (24)…Recorded a goal vs. DAL, Mar. 29…Collected an assist and blocked three shots vs. STL, Mar. 22…Recorded an assist at VAN, Mar. 18…Scored a goal in back-to-back games at TBL, Feb. 23 and at CBJ, Feb. 25…Recorded the second multi-point game of his career (1-1-2) at TBL, Feb. 23…Missed 15 games with an upper-body injury (1/18-2/22)…Set a new career high for assists in a season (5) at ANA, Dec. 5…Posted a three-game assist streak (0-4-4) from at EDM, Nov. 19, to vs. EDM, Nov. 23…Set a new career high with 0-2-2 vs. EDM, Nov 23…2011 Playoffs: Played in four games in the WCQF vs. DET recording one goal and four penalty minutes…Notched a PPG in Game 3 of the WCQF vs. DET, Apr. 18…Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 1 at DET, Apr. 13.

2009-10 Highlights
Played in 55 games for San Antonio (AHL), recording 5-26-31 and 30 PIM…Ranked third in scoring among Rampage defensemen…Set AHL career highs in assists, points and penalty minutes…Also played in 17 games for the Coyotes, collecting 1-4-5 and a plus-1 rating…Recorded an assist in back-to-back games, at CGY (Nov. 25) and vs. DAL (Nov. 27)…Logged a career high 24:19 TOI vs. TBL, Nov. 16…Scored his first career NHL goal in win vs. DAL and was plus-3, Nov. 14…Made his season debut for the Coyotes vs. CHI on Nov. 5, recording an assist and three SOG…Finished the AHL season with seven multi-point games…Scored two goals at Chicago (AHL), Feb. 17…Recorded 1-2-3 vs. Peoria, Mar. 17…Collected two assists in each of the last two games of the AHL season (Apr. 10 vs. Rockford; Apr. 11 vs. Houston).

2008-09 Highlights
Appeared in 68 games with San Antonio (AHL), recording 7-22-29 and 20 penalty minutes…Also played in three games with the Coyotes and notched one assist…Recorded his first career NHL point while logging 20:09 TOI vs. CAR, Feb. 7…Made his NHL debut at NSH, Feb. 3…Ranked second among Rampage defensemen in points…Recorded two GWGS and five multi-point games…Registered a four-game point streak (0-5-5) from
Oct. 15-25.

2007-08 Highlights
Appeared in 58 games for Arizona (CHL), recording 10-29-39 and 24 penalty minutes…Ranked fourth among Sundog defensemen in points (29)…Played in 14 playoff games, helping lead Arizona to the CHL President’s Cup Championship…Recorded 3-5-8 during the postseason…Also appeared in one regular season game for San Antonio (AHL).

2006-07 Highlights
Registered 8-50-58 and 78 penalty minutes in 64 games with Medicine Hat (WHL)…Ranked first among WHL defensemen in assists and fifth in points…Named to the WHL Eastern Conference All-Star Second Team…Registered 3-13-16 in 23 playoff games while helping lead Medicine Hat to the WHL Championship and a berth in the Memorial Cup final.

2005-06 Highlights
Finished with 9-35-44 and 44 penalty minutes in 69 games with Medicine Hat (WHL)…Added 2-5-7 and 15 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games.

2004-05 Highlights
Collected 5-24-29 and 23 penalty minutes in 65 games in his first WHL season with Medicine Hat.

Personal
Favorite hockey player growing up was Nicklas Lidstrom…Favorite hockey memory is scoring his first NHL goal…Enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf…Favorite TV show is “Big Brother”…Favorite movie is “Old School”…Nickname is “Schlemer”…David and his wife, Kristen, have a daughter, Ava, and reside in Scottsdale.