New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider is scheduled to be back in action Saturday against the Lightning, after missing 11 games with a knee injury. The 29-year-old netminder has compiled an impressive 26-23-6 record and .923 save percentage in 55 appearances this season.
DOUBLE THE TROUBLE
Schneider is the latest star to showcase his hockey skills after Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux, Vancouver Canucks’ twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Colorado Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog, Detroit Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin all strutted their stuff while wearing a GoPro helmet cam.
How do you challenge a goaltender that is among the NHL’s top ten in almost every defensive stat? You double the fun, by making him defend two nets instead of one.
BEST OF CORY SCHNEIDER
Schneider, a Marblehead, Massachusetts product, attended Boston College where he posted a career record of 65 wins, 25 losses and 7 ties in 97 games. In 2007, he signed an entry-level contract with the Vancouver Canucks and was assigned to their minor league affiliate, the AHL’s Manitoba Moose.
In his second year with the Moose, Schneider set a team records with 28 wins (including 13 in a row), 2.04 GAA and .928 save percentage. At the conclusion of the season was awarded the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Memorial Award as AHL goaltender of the year.
Schneider started his NHL career with the Canucks in 2010, and went on to set team records with a 1.96 GAA and .937 save percentage during the 2011-12 season.
Traded to New Jersey in 2013, Schneider became the starting goaltender after Martin Brodeur’s departure. In his first full year as the Devils starting goaltender, Schneider posted a .925 save percentage (the sixth best in the league) and a 2.26 GAA.