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Goalie 6'2" 195 lbs
Age: 24 (March 18th, 1986)
Draft Position: 26th Overall, 2004
Cory Schneider is the oldest player on this list, as is fitting since he is the only goalie. Another product of the US Development Team, like Jordan Schroeder and Kevin Shattenkirk, he was the starting goalie for Team USA for the 2006 World Juniors, held coincidently in his future home rink of GM Place in Vancouver.
Schneider played three years at Boston College, posting a 65-25-7 record with 15 shutouts, before turning pro. Over three seasons with the Manitoba Moose, Vancouver's AHL affiliate, Schneider has posted 84 wins, 45 losses and 5 overtime losses over 136 starts. His career AHL save percentage is 0.921 with a 2.28 GAA.
In the 2008-2009 season, Schneider led the AHL in save percentage (0.928) and GAA (2.04) and was named AHL goalie of the year. He also led the Moose to the AHL's best regular season record and to the Calder Cup finals before loosing in six games to the Hershey Bears.
Schneider has also played 10 NHL games, although his record of 2-5-1 should be taken with a grain of salt. Each time he was called up, the Canucks were decimated by injuries to their defencemen (and Roberto Luongo), so he was largely playing behind his teammates from the Moose, not an NHL caliber defence.
In 2010-2011, Cory Schneider has graduated from the AHL to the NHL, and should see 20-25 starts. His greatest impact might be the reduced workload for Roberto Luongo, although he should be a capable backup in his own right this year, and a starter in the near future. (Although not likely with the Canucks unless the NHL voids Luongo's 12 year extension)
Edit: The NHL finally approved the Luongo extension today (Sept 3 2010), so with that resolved, expect to see Schneider showcased in 20-25 starts, with a majority of them coming late in the season to rest Luongo for the playoffs.