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11-26-2013, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Regal View Post
Don't know if he'd actually do it, or if it's been posted, but just saw Cory Schneider was talking about getting his Swiss passport, and mentions he's thought about playing for them if the US doesn't work out. If he's not on the US team, anyone think he may consider it? Considering the goalies the US is putting out, it might be his best chance to play in the games. I know he played for the US in the World Juniors, but I'm not sure if that affects Olympic eligibility. The article does mention the Olympics though.
Dual citizens have to play two years in the country they wish to represent (four if they already have played for their other country, which is the case here) before being eligible. In other words, if Schneider starts to play in Switzerland now, he could be eligible for 2018.

Maybe he can speed up the process if he gives up his American citizenship (I'm not even sure what the rules are in this case), but I don't think Schneider is keen on being a foreigner in the country he grew up in.

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