There’s a new Drew in town…. well, actually, he’s about 75 miles down the highway, and he’s not exactly new – but boy, is he talented.
Twenty-two year old Drew Schiestel has never played a regular-season game in the NHL, but that doesn’t lessen the impact he’s had in the AHL, first with the Portland Pirates, and now the Rochester Americans.
The defenseman began his professional hockey career in the OHL, with the (then-called) Mississauga IceDogs. In his first two seasons with the club, he played 106 games, tallying 26 points and 82 penalty minutes during that time.
Ownership changes in the summer of 2007 saw the team relocate to St. Catharines and become the Niagara IceDogs – and the Hamilton native stayed on board with the team.