Schneider, 24, played in 60 games for the Moose in 2009.10, collecting a career high 35 wins.
Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed 2004 draft selection Cory Schneider. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Schneider, 24, played in 60 games for the Moose in 2009.10, collecting a career high 35 wins. He registered four shutouts and recorded a .919 save percentage. In six Calder Cup Playoff games he recorded a .905 save percentage. He appeared in two games with Vancouver this season, including a 45-save effort Nov. 6/09 at the Dallas Stars.
The 2008.09 AHL Goalie of the Year played 40 games with the Moose in 2008.09, posting a 28-10-1 record and a 2.04 goals against average. He also led the Moose to the Calder Cup Finals with a 14-7-0 record and 2.15 goals against average. Schneider made his NHL debut Nov. 29, 2008, against the Calgary Flames stopping 28 of 31 shots. He has played in 10 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks.
The 6’2” Marblehead, MA, native was selected by Vancouver 26th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
I can't speak for Schneider, but if I was in his free-agent shoes, the last thing I'd be doing would be re-signing with a team where I'm going to be opening the bench door for somebody else every night for the next ten years.
And, knowing that I was a free agent and knowing that my team knows that I'm a pending free agent, I'd take my team's signing of another goaltender as a slap in my face. To me, that's Vancouver telling Schneider, "we're not going to offer you any kind of a significant raise, and if you don't want to take the role as Luongo's understudy, we'll give it to Lack."
If the Blues don't offer-sheet Schneider at 12:01 AM on July 1, they're either nuts, or completely asleep at the wheel...
I'm wondering if the Canucks don't still have something else to announce...it's the "player/prospect announcements" bit that caught my attention. Rodin and Andersson are certainly prospect announcements, and the official word came 15 minutes after the Schneider re-signing was announced. Hmm.
Any word on financials yet? Capgeek is usually all over this, but zip from them so far...
Strickland reporting 2 years at just under $1 million per
So approximately 2-years, $900-$975K 1-way would be my expectation. I can live with that. His cap hit would have been $1.084m on his previous contract, so a reduced NHL salary in exchange for a 1-way deal, similar to what Pyatt did when the Canucks acquired him.