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Nate Schmidt | Defenseman | #88

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
College: U. of Minnesota

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Nate Schmidt logged a team-high 23:17 of ice time in Game 2 against Winnipeg.
Vegas' top defense pairing of Schmidt and Brayden McNabb helped shut down Mark Scheifele's line in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final in a 3-1 win for the Golden Knights. "I just tried to move my feet and stay with him and (McNabb) was a big help," said Schmidt. "You're not going to shut down Scheifele by yourself. He's too big and fast. I thought we did a better job in just managing the game (Monday). We tried to attack instead of letting it come to us. You want to play against great players and leave your mark on the game and I thought we did that." May 15 - 11:45 AM

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Nate Schmidt scored a goal while adding an assist and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's Game 6 win in San Jose.

Schmidt deposited his second goal of the postseason late in the second period for a back-breaking goal, increasing the team's lead to 2-0. They ended up not needing that insurance, but it was a tough goal for the Sharks to swallow, as the noose was already tightened earlier in the period when Jonathan Marchessault struck to draw first blood and quiet the crowd. Schmidt has the makings of a star, and he looks like he'll be a mainstay blueliner for many years to come.
May 6 - 10:32 PM

Nate Schmidt had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 double overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Schmidt's goal in the third period tied the game and forced overtime where the Golden Knights thought they scored the game-winner before the officials took it away for a goaltender interference call on Jonathan Marchessault. Schmidt led all Golden Knights in ice-time with 30:30 and he'll see his playoff totals this year improve to three points in six games.
Apr 29 - 1:08 AM

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

Schmidt was also scratched in Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers. He's only sitting because he's a key piece of the Golden Knights blue line, so they'll want to rest him for the playoffs. He'll finish the season with five goals and 36 points in 76 games this season. Zach Whitecloud, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Tomas Nosek will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 7 - 9:39 PM

Nate Schmidt will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Golden Knights have locked up the division, so they're giving one of their regular blue liners a night off. Schmidt has five goals and 36 points in 76 games this season. Cody Eakin and Brad Hunt will also watch the game from the press box.
Apr 5 - 8:55 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights will have Nate Schmidt back in the lineup today.

Schmidt has missed the last four games due to an upper-body injury. The former Capital has picked up 30 points in 63 games so far this season and can be re-inserted into your fantasy lineups for the early 1PM puck drop. Jon Merrill will be the player sacrificed to make room for the 26-year-old Schmidt.
Mar 10 - 12:24 PM

Vegas coach Gerard Gallant will check with the team's trainers before determining if Nate Schmidt will dress against the Sabres Saturday afternoon.

Although Schmidt has been skating the past few days, Gallant wants to make sure the trainers feel Schmidt is over an upper-body injury that has sidelined him for the Golden Knights' last four games. Consider Schmidt probable for Saturday's matinee.
Mar 10 - 10:36 AM

Nate Schmidt (upper body) should be available to play Saturday.

Scmidt has sat out the last four games, but he has been skating the past few days and will join the team in Buffalo.
Mar 9 - 12:17 PM

Nate Schmidt (undisclosed) will meet up with the Golden Knights in Buffalo.

Vegas is set to play against the Sabres on Saturday and Schmidt could be ready to play in that contest. He has missed three straight games due to the injury. He has five goals and 30 points in 63 contests in 2017-18.
Mar 8 - 1:03 PM

Nate Schmidt (undisclosed) will not suit up in Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The injury has kept Schmidt out of the lineup for the last two games. He has five goals and 25 assists in 63 games this season. He's day-to-day at this point.
Mar 6 - 6:58 PM

Nate Schmidt (undisclosed) will not play Sunday according to coach Gerard Gallant.

Schmidt did not fly out east with the team Saturday and that was a good enough reason to think he would not play Sunday. He sat out Friday and has five goals and 30 points in 63 games.
Mar 4 - 9:17 AM

Nate Schmidt is regarded as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Consider Schmidt questionable for Friday's contest after missing Thursday's practice. He has five goals and 30 points in 63 contests this season.
Mar 1 - 4:52 PM

Nate Schmidt had a goal and an assist Saturday in the Golden Knights 6-3 win over Montreal.

Schmidt has really come on of late offensively with two goals and eight points in his last eight games to give him five goals and 29 points in 58 games. Throw in a plus-16 rating and Schmidt is deserving of not only being picked up in most pools but being in your starting lineup.
Feb 18 - 10:15 AM

Nate Schmidt scored his second goal of the season in the Golden Knights 5-2 win over Florida.

Schmidt started the Vegas comeback as they spotted the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Schmidt has 15 points in 33 games with a plus-eight rating. He could be useful in deep fantasy leagues.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Nate Schmidt missed practice Sunday.

It was a scheduled day off for the Golden Knights best defenseman. At least that's what was being said. Schmidt has a goal and three points in seven games this season with a plus-two rating.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 09:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1William Karlsson
2Erik Haula
3Cody Eakin
4Ryan Carpenter
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Jonathan Marchessault
2David Perron
3Tomas Tatar
4William Carrier
5Oscar Lindberg
RW1Reilly Smith
2James Neal
3Alex Tuch
4Tomas Nosek
5Ryan Reaves
6David Clarkson
D1Colin Miller
2Shea Theodore
3Nate Schmidt
4Brayden McNabb
5Deryk Engelland
6Jon Merrill
7Brad Hunt
8Luca Sbisa
9Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Malcolm Subban
3Maxime Lagace
4Dylan Ferguson