Veteran Netminder Decides to Hang Up the Pads

Published September 26, 2023 at 4:03 PM

A goaltender who started more than 400 games in the NHL has decided to end his professional career. Corey Schneider said he's come to terms with this being the end.

"I'm at peace with it. I'll miss my teammates and the intensity of playing, but it's the right time for me."

While his career may not have gone the way he wanted over the years, Schneider said he's done better than most.

"If you had told me as a Marblehead High freshman that I'd play 16 years of professional hockey, I would've laughed in your face."

Schneider started his career with the Vancouver Canucks, backing up Roberto Luongo, after being drafted 26th overall by the team. He was traded to New Jersey in 2013 and became the heir apparent to Martin Brodeur after the goaltending legend decided not to re-sign with the Devils. Schneider's career was very up and down after that, and he dealt with some major injuries. In 2020, the Devils bought out the remaining two years of Schneider's contract, and he signed with the New York Islanders. He spent the next four seasons with the Iles, but played just one game in the NHL, spending the rest of his time in the AHL.

"Vancouver was the high point for me. They drafted me and the organization had great people, I had great teammates, and we came within one game of bringing the city its first Stanley Cup."

Schneider said he had some good offers in Switzerland, but ultimately decided it was time to move on.

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Veteran Netminder Decides to Hang Up the Pads

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