|Cory Franklin Schneider
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 pounds
Born: 3.18.86 Marblehead, Massachusetts
|How he arrived: Traded by the Vancouver Canucks for Devils' 1st round pick in the 2013 E.D.,
How he left: Still Active With The Devils
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
It was a huge coup on draft day when the Devils traded for Schneider. At one time, he was billed as the best backup
goalie in the league, and for a short time in the last couple years, was a starter for the Canucks.
A lot of us are aware of the sideshow in Vancouver between the media up there and Roberto Luongo. Schneider
happened to be caught in the middle of it. Probably unfairly, too, but it comes with the territory of being the heir
apparent of a controversial superstar... And I mean controversial in the negative sense, by the way. Marty Brodeur
is controversial in the positive sense.
Judging by Lou Lamoriello's comments about the trade, I think he was looking at goalie all the way at the Entry Draft
(In spite of the "bright futures only" crowd's wish of wanting a forward.), and he didn't find one that he thought would
make an immediate impact. Thus, he pulled the trigger on the trade for Schneider.
He didn't disappoint in preseason. He only gave up two goal in all of his games, the first one coming late in the game
against the Flyers down in Philly, which translates into about 158 minutes of shutout hockey that he played. No doubt,
he was ready for the new season and a new chapter in his career with a new team.
He has also not disappointed since.
|Entry Draft: 2004 First Round Pick (26th overall) by the