• SHARE:
  • email
  • Bookmark and Share

Devils pull surprise, acquire G Schneider from Canucks for 9th pick in NHL draft

NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils have acquired goalie Cory Schneider from the Vancouver Canucks for the ninth pick in the NHL draft.

The Canucks selected centre Bo Horvat on Sunday at the Prudential Center.

Schneider seems in line to be the eventual successor to Martin Brodeur in net. Schneider was on the market once the Canucks were unable to dump high-priced goalie Roberto Luongo.

Brodeur and Johan Hedberg were the oldest goalie tandem in the league last season. Schneider can now be groomed to take over for Brodeur, 41, one of the NHL's all-time great goalies.

Brodeur, a rookie in 1994, has only ever played for New Jersey, and has led the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles.

More Stories

New Canucks Vrbata, Bonino get taste of what life will be like playing in Canada

WHISTLER, B.C. - Two of the newest Vancouver Canucks have already been introduced to what life...

Ryan Miller still surprised he landed in the Vancouver Canucks' crease

WHISTLER, B.C. - Ryan Miller still can't quite believe where ended up. In his first training...

Canucks coach Willie Desjardins went the distance to learn about his players

WHISTLER, B.C. - Willie Desjardins went to great lengths—and travelled great distances—to...

Coming off disastrous season, Canucks have clean slate, lowered expectations

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks are in an unfamiliar position. Perennially a pre-season pick...
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Will the Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen agree on a contract before the start of the regular season?




Contests

Our Partners