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Nate Schmidt | Defenseman | #88

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
College: U. of Minnesota

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Nate Schmidt scored a goal in Washington's 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders Thursday night.
Schmidt has two goals and eight points in 35 contests in 2015-16. The 24-year-old was very effective offensively at the NCAA level, but he hasn't been a major threat in that regard in the AHL or NHL over the last four seasons. Jan 8 - 11:23 AM

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Defenseman Nate Schmidt scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.

Schmidt now has two points this season. While it's good that he scored, he has not fantasy value.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:59:00 AM

Nate Schmidt recorded an assist in Washington's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

It was Schmidt's first point in six games this season. He's not worth owning in standard leagues at this time.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Nate Schmidt will begin the season as Washington's fifth defenseman.

In other words Schmidt will be on the third pairing, but it hasn't been determined who his defensive partner will be. He might stick with the team for the entire season, but we don't expect him to do enough offensively to be worth owning in standard leagues.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 09:07:00 AM

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

Schmidt will make $750,000 next season and $875,000 in 2016-17. That sets the stage for him to spend the 2015-16 campaign with the Capitals, although we wouldn't be surprised if it's as the team's seventh defenseman. Even if he does play regularly, he probably won't do enough offensively to warrant picking up in standard leagues.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Nate Schmidt has been called up by the Washington Capitals.

Schmidt might be the Capitals' insurance policy in case Tim Gleason can't play in Game 7. Gleason was hurt during Game 6, but he might be able to play through the ailment. Schmidt had a goal and four points in 39 regular season games with Washington.
Tue, May 12, 2015 11:04:00 AM

Nate Schmidt has been returned to the minors.

Schmidt was called up to serve as an insurance policy because Tim Gleason was dealing with an injury. Gleason was ultimately able to play in Game 3 on Monday though. Schmidt had a goal and four points in 39 games with Washington during the regular season.
Tue, May 5, 2015 11:22:00 AM

The Washington Capitals have recalled Nate Schmidt from the minors.

The call-up was necessary because Tim Gleason is taking a maintenance day. Schmidt, 23, had one goal and four points in 39 NHL games this season.
Sun, May 3, 2015 11:12:00 AM

Nate Schmidt has been sent to the minors.

Schmidt has a goal and four points in 39 games with Washington this season. He was with the Capitals on an emergency basis, but's expected to get a proper recall later this week.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Nate Schmidt scored his first goal of the season, and his third career goal, in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Bruins.

After Zdeno Chara blocked a Joel Ward shot, the puck caromed over to Schmidt who was all alone at the point where he hammered it home mid way through the game. Through 65 career games, Schmidt now has three goals and 10 points.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Nate Schmidt will suit up Wednesday night when the Capitals host the New York Rangers.

Schmidt was just called up Tuesday afternoon and will play in his first NHL game since January 8th. With Mike Green unable to go, the Caps will call on the youngster as they have done in the past. He’s played in 33 games this year but has yet to find the back of the net while picking up just three assists.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Nate Schmidt has been summoned by the Washington Capitals.

Defensemen Mike Green (upper body) and Brooks Orpik (lower body) are both questionable for Wednesday's game, so there's a good chance Schmidt will end up playing. Schmidt has three assists in 33 games with Washington in 2014-15.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 12:06:00 PM

Nate Schmidt (fractured scapular) will continue to earn an AHL salary for the time being.

Schmidt was hurt while playing in the minors, but it was part of a conditioning stint rather than a typical demotion. Schmidt, who signed a two-way deal that pays him $110,000 annually at the AHL level, will miss the next six-to-eight weeks
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Nate Schmidt suffered a fractured scapular during his AHL conditioning stint.

Schmidt was sent temporarily to the minors after being listed as a healthy scratch in seven of Washington's last nine contests. He is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks due to the injury.
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 11:24:00 AM

The Washington Capitals have sent Nate Schmidt to the minors.

Schmidt has been up the entire season with the Capitals, picking up three assists in 33 games. He had been a healthy scratch in seven of his last nine games so he likely needs some playing time.
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 12:10:00 PM

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D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
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4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
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