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Former First Round Pick Is Retiring From Professional Hockey


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Matt Garland
September 26, 2023  (9:12 PM)
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Corey Schneider has decided to retire from professional hockey. A veteran of thirteen seasons and more than 400 NHL games, revealed he was at peace with the decision.

"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."

Taken 26th overall in the 2004 draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Schneider spent three seasons with the Boston College Eagles of the NCAA, before finally signing his entry-level contract with the Canucks before the start of the 2007-08 season. Schneider would help lead Boston College to back-to-back National Championships in 2006 and 2007.
Schneider was traded to the New Jersey Devils in 2013, becoming the next starter of the franchise after Hall of Fame netminder Martin Brodeur decided not to re-sign with the franchise. Major injuries began to derail his career, never able to recover his form from his time in Vancouver.
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 Islanders, 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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Former First Round Pick Is Retiring From Professional Hockey

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