Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/30/13
The Vancouver Canucks made a big splash during the first round of the NHL draft when they traded goalie Cory Schneider to New Jersey in exchange for the Devils’ ninth pick Sunday afternoon. The Canucks then selected center Bo Horvat with their newly acquired pick. Schneider played in 30 regular season games for Vancouver last season, posting a 17-9-4 record with a goals-against-average of 2.11 and a save percentage of .927. The postseason didn’t go as well for Schneider, though, as he lost both games he appeared in with a 4.60 goals-against-average and a .880 save percentage. This means that Roberto Luongo will most likely be the goalie for the Canucks under new head coach John Tortorella going forward. This will also give the Devils stability at the goalie position once 41-year-old Martin Brodeur decides to retire. Schneider signed a new contract with Vancouver before the start of the 2012-13 season. He has two years remaining on the deal and is slated to get $4 million per. He is originally from Salem, Mass., and he played his college hockey at Boston College.

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