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Nate Schmidt | Defenseman | #88

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
College: U. of Minnesota
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Nate Schmidt and Taylor Chorney will be scratched on Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
Through 56 games this season Schmidt has posted two goals and 15 points along with 48 hits. Chorney meanwhile has five points to his credit along with 27 blocks and hits in 17 games. Mar 23 - 6:18 PM
Source: Katie Brown

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Nate Schmidt will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Calgary Flames.

This will be his third consecutive game in the press box. The Caps defenseman has had a good season, but he's a victim of his team's depth. Schmidt has two goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 7:10 PM

Nate Schmidt is slated to be a healthy scratch against Tampa Bay on Saturday.

The 25-year-old defender has posted two goals and 15 points along with 32 blocks and 46 hits in 56 games, while averaging 15:26 of ice time per match.
Source: Corey Long
Mar 18 - 3:45 PM

Nate Schmidt and Taylor Chorney will be healthy scratches in Thursday's match with the Predators.

Through 55 games this season Schmidt has posted a goal and 14 points along with 31 blocks and 48 hits. Chorney meanwhile has picked up five points along with 27 blocks and hits in 17 games.
Source: Katie Brown
Mar 16 - 6:25 PM

Nate Schmidt and Taylor Chorney will be healthy scratches in Saturday's match with the Kings.

In 54 games this season Schmidt has posted a goal and 14 points to go along with 30 blocks and 47 hits. Chorney has five points with 27 blocks and hits in 17 games to his credit thus far as well.
Source: Forrest Lee
Mar 11 - 8:31 PM

Nate Schmidt and Taylor Chorney will be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the Sharks.

Through 54 games this season Schmidt has posted a goal and 14 points to go along with 30 blocks and 47 hits. Chorney has five points with 27 blocks and hits in 17 games to his credit thus far as well.
Mar 9 - 9:12 PM

Nate Schmidt may see time as a forward during Washington's three-game road trip.

The Capitals don't have an extra forward with them and there are two spare defenders, so Schmidt could move into the lineup up front if a hole opens up. If an opportunity doesn't materialize then he will continue to be a healthy scratch.
Mar 7 - 2:31 PM

Nate Schmidt will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Dallas Stars.

This will be Schmidt's third straight game in the press box. The Caps defenseman has put up one goal, 13 assists and a plus-14 rating in 54 games this season. Taylor Chorney and Paul Carey will also serve as scratches.
Mar 6 - 6:57 PM

Nate Schmidt and Taylor Chorney will be scratched against the Devils on Thursday.s

Schmidt has posted a goal and 14 points along with 30 blocks and 47 hits in 54 games this season. Chorney meanwhile has five points in 17 games thus far.
Source: Katie Brown
Mar 2 - 4:58 PM

Nate Schmidt got his first goal since Jan. 7, 2016 this past Thursday versus Columbus.

He also added an assist in Washington's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets. The multi-point effort should help him as he competes with Taylor Chorney for ice time. Coach Barry Trotz wants to keep both defenders engaged, so there could be some more line shuffling on a night-to-night basis.
Jan 7 - 9:49 AM

Nate Schmidt will tag in for Taylor Chorney against the Blue Jackets on Thursday.

Schmidt has posted six points with 10 PIMs and 28 hits through 30 games so far this season. Which is far superior to anything Choney has done this season.
Source: Katie Brown
Jan 5 - 6:42 PM

The Washington Capitals have announced that Nate Schmidt will be their healthy scratch tonight against the Leafs.

Schmidt will sit for the second straight game. He has six points in 30 games this season and has no fantasy value moving forward.
Jan 3 - 7:03 PM

Nate Schmidt will be scratched from Sunday's match with the Senators.

Through 30 games with the Capitals this season the 25-year-old defender has posted just six helpers with 28 hits as he averages just over 15 minutes of ice time per night.
Source: Katie Brown
Jan 1 - 5:00 PM

Nate Schmidt will tag in for Taylor Chorney on Saturday against the Maple Leafs.

Through 17 games this season Schmidt has posted five helpers with nine blocks and 14 hits. If he can pick it up a bit, the 25-year-old could turn into a nice depth piece in most pools.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Nate Schmidt (lower body) wasn't on the ice for Monday's scrimmage.

Schmidt was hurt during Sunday's practice. His injury isn't considered serious, but he's still sore.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 01:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Matt Niskanen
4Karl Alzner
5Brooks Orpik
6Dmitry Orlov
7Nate Schmidt
8Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer