In his draft season, Schwindt played in all 68 regular season games with the Mississauga Steelheads and amassed 19 goals and 30 assists to go along with 25 PIM and +4 rating. This was a pretty solid jump over his first-year OHL numbers of eight goals and 18 points.
After a solid start to the 2019-20 campaign, his third in Mississauga, Schwindt caught fire in-season, producing 17 goals and 15 assist during a torrid 20-game span. He finished up his junior career with career-highs in goals (28), assists (43), points (71) and plus/minus rating (+11). He led the Steelheads in assists and points, and only trailed James Hardie in the goals and shots on goal categories. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OHL playoffs were cancelled.
Schwindt inked his entry-level contract with the Panthers on April 8, 2020. This past season was a bit of lost one as he only appeared in ten AHL games with the Syracuse Crunch. He notched his first professional goal on March 3 in a 2-1 shootout win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and produced his only other point with an assist in a 6-3 win over those same Penguins three weeks later.
The now 20-year-old is slated for a spot on the Charlotte Checkers this upcoming season. Schwindt is an intriguing, well-rounded, versatile two-way forward who is solid in all three zones. He has a good frame, is physical and possesses all of the intangibles needed to be a NHL level player, despite some concerns about his skating.