After trade, ‘Nucks ink Schneider

Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced that the Canucks have signed defenceman Mathieu Schneider. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Schneider, 40, spent the 2008-09 season spilt between the Atlanta Thrashers and Montreal Canadiens. In 67 games with Atlanta and Montreal, Schneider recorded 32 points (9-23-32) and 64 penalty minutes.

The 19-year NHL veteran has recorded 734 points (221-513-734) and 1229 penalty minutes in 1264 career games with eight NHL teams. He has also recorded 53 points (10-43-53) and 155 penalty minutes in 111 career playoff games. The New York native won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993 and played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1996 and 2003.

In international competition, Schneider has represented Team USA on numerous occasions. He was selected to play in two Olympic Games (1998 and 2006) and two World Cups (1996 and 2004). The 5’11”, 195 pound defenceman won the World Cup with Team USA in 1996.

Schneider was originally selected 44th overall in the third round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.

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