Tweeting Schremp scoring followers

RYAN PYETTE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:12 AM ET

Watch out, Kim Kardashian and your five million followers.

New York Islanders centre Rob Schremp has discovered the online social networking tool Twitter -- and he's making a monetary donation to the Special Olympics when he reaches 4,400 followers or, as he calls them, "fans."

"I've always been a fan-friendly player and this is an opportunity to give people a bit more of an inside look into my life," the former London Knights star said of his RobSchremp Twitter moniker. "And this is a charity close to my heart. When we had the Knights' 4-on-4 game and I saw those two kids (Special Olympians) on the ice, it made me want to do more."

The personable former London Knights star is, as expected, a hoot as a tweeter.

He recently announced the Isles have given him back his familiar No. 44 jersey this season and apologized to all those who bought No. 13s. He also posted a picture of himself mowing the lawn under the caption: "Rent is due at the PerryHouse."

After years of frustration with Edmonton, Schremp finally got a chance with the Isles and scored seven times in 44 games, including the goal of the year by knocking down and batting the puck past Colorado goalie Craig Anderson.

"I do it in practice all the time but never in a game," he said. "I had that opportunity and I was (5-of-9) on shootouts so that was a way to stay in the lineup. I didn't get in too many games at the start and it was a real mental challenge.

"But being in the NHL, even if you're just bag skating, is way better than the alternative and I'm looking forward to this season."

And he'll keep tweeting away throughout, no doubt.

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