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Mathieu Schneider
Mathieu Schneider
Defenseman
(SHNIGH-duhr)
Number: 23
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 192
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 12, 1969
Birthplace: New York City, NY, United States
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Acquired: Acquired from Los Angeles March 11, 2003 in exchange for C, Sean Avery, D, Maxim Kuznetsov, a first round pick in 2003 and a second round pick in 2004
Drafted: MTL / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (44th overall)
In the talent rich draft of 1987, Mathieu Schneider watched the first two rounds go by as future stars such as Pierre Turgeon, Brendan Shanahan, Joe Sakic, and John LeClair were selected, until, finally, the Montreal Canadiens drafted Schneider 44th overall.

The 1987-88 season was a busy one for Schneider. He played with the OHL's Cornwall Royals for his second season while also playing for the United States in the World Junior Championships in 1988. He also joined the Canadiens for a brief stint in the NHL. He spent the next season with the Royals before splitting time with the Habs and their AHL affiliate in Sherbrooke for the 1989-90 campaign.

Schneider was called up to Montreal for good in 1990 where he became a solid defenceman leading the Habs blueliners in points, with 30. He later became a part of the team's 1992-93 Stanley Cup victory. He enjoyed his time in Montreal until 1995 when he was traded to the New York Islanders. After parts of two seasons with the Islanders, Schneider was dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the latter stages of the 1995-96 season. For the year, he reached a career high in points with both teams collecting 54 points in 78 games.

After winning the inaugural World Cup as a member of Team USA, Schneider moved on from the Leafs and went back to his hometown New York, this time to play on Broadway with the Rangers. After two seasons with the Rangers, Schneider moved out West, signing with the Los Angeles Kings. Schneider's scoring touch returned as he collected 51 points as he fit right in to the Kings' power play. Schneider spent parts of the next two seasons with the Kings before he was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings in the latter stages of the 2002-03 season.

A three-time Olympian (1998, 2002, 2006), Schneider surpassed 1000 games played during the 2005-06 season and would compete in his 100th career postseason game with the Red Wings in 2006-07. During that postseason Schneider broke his wrist in Game 5 of the Conference Semi Finals. Over 3 seasons with the Red Wings, Schnieder continued to prove himself as one of the premier offensive defensemen in the NHL.

In the summer of 2007, the Anaheim Ducks signed Mathieu Schneider as the club was looking to fill a hole on defense due to the possible retirement of captain Scott Niedermayer. Schneider remained with the club through the 2007-08 NHL regular season, appearing in 65 games and registering 39 points. However with the return of Niedermayer, Mathieu Schneider was placed on waivers. The veteran defenseman cleared waivers and the Ducks later traded him to the Atlanta Thrashers for blue-liner Ken Klee and wingers Brad Larsen and Chad Painchaud.

Schneider's stint in Atlanta was short lived. After just 44 games in Atlanta, the former Canadiens draft pick returned to Montreal for a second-round pick in 2009 and a third-round pick in 2010.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, the veteran defender was on the move again, this time sent to the Phoenix Coyotes.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89