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Mathieu Schneider | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (48) / 6/12/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 187
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 3 (44) / Mon

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The NHL and the NHL Players Association have pledged a combined $3M to help players complete their educations and achieve "well-rounded" lives.
The program comes in part as a response to Steve Montador's untimely death, plus Daniel Carcillo's heart-felt commentary of the NHL's retirement program. Both of which are on top of the 2011 unnatural deaths of Derek Boogaard, Rick Rypien and Wade Belak. But the program also is a response to recognize that, "From the time they [the players] are 13, 14, 15 years old, their sport defines them and it becomes their entire life," said NHLPA executive Mathieu Schneider. "There's a real recognition it makes players better while they are playing if they have a well-rounded life." And it also helps ease the transition into their eventual post-NHL careers, which in turn will hopefully deter future harrowing post-career stories. Tue, Jun 9, 2015 06:50:00 PM

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Mathieu Schneider has been hired as a special assistant to NHL Players' Association executive director Don Fehr.

The NHL veteran has been a member of union affairs throughout his career and he should be a good fit in the NHLPA. Schneider appeared in 25 games last season with Vancouver and Phoenix, but he is currently an unsigned free agent.
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 01:39:00 PM

Mathieu Schneider will play in Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Schneider spent the first four games of Phoenix's first round series against the Detroit Red Wings in the press box. However, after being shutout in Game 4, the Coyotes will turn to Schneider to help them with the man advantage. "We just feel like he’s a guy that’s got great experience coming into a pivotal game," coach Dave Tippett said. "If he can come in and give us some quality minutes, he’s got a great shot on the power play, so there’s things like that that he can hopefully emphasize and add to our group." Schneider spent parts of four seasons with the Red Wings from 2002-03 to 2006-07.
Fri, Apr 23, 2010 05:03:00 PM

Mathieu Schneider was a healthy scratch for the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 1.

Schneider was picked up at the trade deadline by the Coyotes who were in desperate need of a power play specialist on the blueline. But no help was needed on Wednesday as Derek Morris had three power play points for Phoenix in a 3-2 win over the Red Wings. It appears that Schneider will now be a healthy scratch in Game 2 as well with the Coyotes power play clicking.
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 09:00:00 AM

Mathieu Schneider had two assists as Phoenix downed Florida 4-3 in a shootout Thursday night.

Schneider had good vision all game, finding two Coyotes for goals. Martin Hanzal, Lee Stempniak, and Radim Vrbata scored for the Yotes. Vrbata has a sneaky 22 goals this season. Stempniak now has seven goals in March.
Thu, Mar 18, 2010 11:15:00 PM

Mathieu Schneider returned to action on Sunday March 14.

Mon, Mar 15, 2010 02:03:00 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes have the worst power play in the NHL at 14.7 percent.

The Coyotes dealt for Mathieu Schneider because of his prowess at quarterbacking the power play,even at the age of 40. The Coyotes have scored only 38 times on the power play and are waiting for Schneider to be healthy again after he injured his knee in an AHL game. Schneider may be a nice pick up if you are looking for a scoring defenseman down the stretch.
Fri, Mar 12, 2010 08:54:00 AM

Mathieu Schneider could be activated by the Coyotes soon from a knee injury he suffered in the AHL.

He skated hard at practice on Monday and suffered no ill-effects. Schneider underwent a small procedure on his knee, but says he is fine.
Tue, Mar 9, 2010 08:48:00 AM

Mathieu Schneider has cleared waivers and is now the oldest player in the NHL.

The 40-year-old veteran takes over from new teammate Robert Lang who is 39. The duo give the Coyotes some much needed experience for a very young team. Schneider's reign as the NHL's oldest player will end when Atlanta recalls 48-year-old defenseman Chris Chelios from the minors.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 09:28:00 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes have placed Mathieu Schneider on re-entry waivers.

Schneider was in the minors and had to be placed on re-entry waivers in order to re-call the defenseman to the NHL. He should clear on Friday and be eligible to return at that time. Schneider gives the Coyotes an offensive defenseman who can still quarterback a power play.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 07:00:00 PM

Mathieu Schneider has been picked up by the Phoenix Coyotes.

In return, the Canucks received AHL rearguard Sean Zimmerman and a conditional sixth round draft selection. Schneider couldn't crack the Vancouver lineup and was subsequently demoted to the minors. He will likely be hard-pressed to make the Coyotes' top-six group as well. He will probably end up serving as a depth defenseman in the desert.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 01:32:00 PM

Mathieu Schneider is willing to spend his time in the minors until he gets another crack in the NHL, at least for now.

Schneider is currently playing for the Canucks' AHL affiliate in Manitoba after clearing waivers in late December. There was some friction in Vancouver when he was made a healthy scratch for the fourth time on Dec. 18 and the 40-year-old veteran is unsure what the remainder of the season holds in store for him. "I just wanted to play, that's all I ever wanted coming into this season," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, I'm really trying to get back into top form. It [re-joining the Canucks] is something that's not in my control right now. The only thing I can control is what I do out here and I've learned to block everything else out."
Wed, Jan 13, 2010 10:53:00 AM

Mathieu Schneider is playing for the AHL Manitoba Moose.

There was some speculation that the Moose would not be able to activate Schneider because they were already had the maximum amount of five veteran players on their roster. However, the matters seems to be resolved. Schneider had no points and a minus-two plus/minus rating in back-to-back loses with the Moose over the weekend.
Mon, Jan 11, 2010 10:21:00 AM

It seems that Mathieu Schneider will in fact report to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.

Schneider, who was sent to the Canucks' AHL affiliate Saturday after clearing waivers, was not expected to report to the Manitoba. The Canucks have been trying to work out a trade with Schneider, but to date have not found a partner. It is not clear if the Moose can even activate Schneider as they currently have the maximum amount of five veteran players on their roster. Stay tuned for further updates.
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 02:04:00 PM

Mathieu Schneider has been sent to AHL Manitoba by the Vancouver Canucks.

Schneider was placed on waivers by the Canucks on Tuesday, but no team was interested in picking up his $1.55 million base salary for this season. Schneider has two goals and five points in 17 games this season.
Sat, Jan 2, 2010 01:41:00 PM

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