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Nate Schmidt | Defenseman

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
College: U. of Minnesota

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Nate Schmidt has stuck with the Washington Capitals so far this season.
The Capitals have been missing Dmitry Orlov (wrist) and John Erskine (neck) all season, so that's been a big factor in the Capitals' decision to keep Schmidt. Even still, Washington has used Schmidt sparingly, giving him just 14:02 minutes of ice time per game. He has three assists and 10 penalty minutes in 32 contests in 2014-15. Dec 26 - 11:29 AM

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Nate Schmidt (head) was fine for Washington's 2-1 shootout loss to Montreal.

Schmidt had a plus-one rating in 13:14 minutes of playing time. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues in 2014-15.
Oct 10 - 1:48 AM

Nate Schmidt left Washington’s preseason game vs. the Montreal Canadiens, with a possible concussion.

Schmidt was flattened by Canadiens’ defenseman Jarred Tinordi in the third period. We’ll have more information as it comes out. Tinordi was ejected from the game.
Sep 28 - 8:06 PM

Nate Schmidt has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal.

Schmidt had two goals and six points in 29 games with Washington in 2013-14. Given that Washington already has eight defensemen signed to one-way contracts, we don't like Schmidt's chances of making the team's opening game roster.
Jul 14 - 1:05 PM

Nate Schmidt has been returned to the minors.

In 29 games with Washington this season, he has six points and a plus-4 rating.
Jan 25 - 5:51 PM

Nate Schmidt has been summoned by the Washington Capitals.

Schmidt has a goal and seven points in 15 AHL games this season. He also has two goals and four assists in 28 contests with Washington.
Jan 21 - 12:09 PM

The Washington Capitals have sent Nate Schmidt to the minors.

Schmidt had two goals and six points in 28 games this season. He should be back with the first injury on the Washington defensive corps.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Nate Schmidt scored his second goal in the last two games on Sunday.

It was quite a weekend for the defenseman who potted the first of his career on Saturday. He had some offensive capabilities in college hockey last season with nine goals and 32 points in 40 games so this may continue. We would wait for now and see if he is able to keep it up.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:10:00 AM

Nate Schmidt scored his first NHL goal on Saturday.

The rookie signed with the Capitals in April as a college free agent after not being drafted when he was of age. Schmidt had some offensive capabilities in college hockey as he had nine goals and 32 points in 40 games with the University of Minnesota in 2012-13 and now has a goal and five points in 25 games with Washington this year.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Nate Schmidt was minus-one in his NHL debut Saturday.

The defenseman played 14:51 minutes and had three shots on goal. He had one goal in eight AHL games last season to go with three assists and a goal in one game with the Hershey Bears this year. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 12:34:00 PM

Nate Schmidt is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday night.

The 22-year-old was just called up from the AHL. He played in only eight games in the AHL last year after turning pro from the University of Minnesota, where he had 32 points in 40 games. He had a goal in his lone game with the Hershey Bears this season.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 11:55:00 AM

Nate Schmidt has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Schmidt scored in his AHL debut this season. He's playing in his first full pro season after scoring nine goals and 32 points in 40 NCAA games in 2012-13.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Defenseman Nate Schmidt is hoping to land a spot on the Washington blueline this season.

Schmidt played for the University of Minnesota last season before signing with the Capitals. He played 13 games for Hershey and looked very comfortable in the pro game as he had a goal and four points in eight regular season games and also chipped in with a couple of assists in the playoffs. "I'll just be going out there trying not to screw up as much as possible," Schmidt said. "You've got to stick to your game. If you get too star struck, you stop playing. You've got to leave being a fan at the door and be a player instead." While Schmidt would love to break training camp with Washington, it is far more likely that he starts the season with Hershey. He has some offensive upside but is unlikely to get power play time in Washington when he eventually gets there.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:06:00 AM

The Washington Capitals have signed Nate Schmidt to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Schmidt was a college free agent after completing his season with the University of Minnesota. Schmidt had nine goals and 32 points with the Gophers this season. He's expected to practice with the Capitals on Wednesday and could stay with the NHL club after rosters expand at midnight tonight.
Tue, Apr 2, 2013 02:39:00 PM

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2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Marcus Johansson
2Joel Ward
3Jason Chimera
4Aaron Volpatti
RW1Alex Ovechkin
2Troy Brouwer
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Eric Fehr
6Tom Wilson
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8John Erskine
9Jack Hillen
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters