Toledo Walleye forward Troy Schwab announced his retirement from professional hockey on Sunday.
Officially retired as a player today! Thanks to my family, teammates, coaches, and fans for all the support during my career!! #gonnamissit
— Troy Schwab (@TSchwab9) July 12, 2015
Extremely excited for the next adventure!! — Troy Schwab (@TSchwab9) July 12, 2015
Schwab, 30, finishes a six-year professional career that began in the ECHL with the Johnstown Chiefs in 2009. That season, he collected 53 points in 67 games. From Pennsylvania, he came to the Central Hockey League (CHL) to play for the Wichita Thunder, where he played in 54 games and tallied 55 points.
In 2011, he went to Germany to play for Crimmitschau ETC of the 2nd Eishockey-Bundesliga league. There, he posted a point-per-game season (45 points in 45 games.)
Schwab came back to the United States to play for the CHL’s Denver Cutthroats for two seasons, where he played with the likes of AJ Gale, Brad Smyth and Garett Bembridge. It was on the Front Range that Schwab put together the best two seasons of his career, posting 46 goals, 131 assists (177 points) in 132 regular season games. In the playoffs, he was just as lethal, tallying 27 points in 21 games over the two season run. Schwab and the Cutthroats played for the final President’s Cup championship in 2014, but lost to the Allen Americans in five games.
The final stop in Schwab’s career came with the Toledo Walleye. In 70 regular season games, he compiled 60 points (19G, 41A.) He appeared in 21 Kelly Cup playoff games, where he collected 22 points (8G, 14A) as the Walleye lost to the South Carolina Stingrays in the Eastern Conference Finals.