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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 will remain in the Capitals' lineup for Game 1 on Thursday.
Schmidt was inserted into the lineup because Karl Alzner has been out with an upper-body injury. Alzner isn't ready to return in Game 1, but Schmidt has been doing well enough that he might stay in the lineup even after Alzner returns. Apr 27 - 12:16 PM

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If Karl Alzner is ready to return for Game 1 on Thursday, Nate Schmidt might be a healthy scratch.

Schmidt has done well though, leading to speculation that the Capitals might scratch a different defenseman or even dress seven blueliners. Capitals coach Barry Trotz said that Schmidt has put him in a tough position. "He’s come in and he’s done a really good job," Trotz added. "He’s such a good skater. We played a quick team and he fit in just perfectly with us. I thought he was making a statement, ‘Hey I'm gonna make it tough to take me out of the lineup."
Apr 26 - 10:35 AM

Nate Schmidt will tag in for the injured Karl Alzner against Toronto in Game 5 on Friday.

The 25-year-old has posted two helpers with two shots and a minor penalty in a pair of games thus far, he's also averaged just under 18 minutes per game. Schmidt is slated to pair with John Carlson on the team's top defensive unit.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 21 - 6:17 PM

Nate Schmidt is a possibility to play in Game 3 at Toronto on Monday night.

He was paired with John Carlson during the morning skate and will get the nod to make his series debut if Karl Alzner isn't available. The iron-man defender is listed as a game-time decision after he missed the morning skate for maintenance.
Apr 17 - 3:45 PM

Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney and Paul Carey are each projected to be scratched in Game 2 against Toronto on Saturday.

All three players were healthy scratches in Game 1 on Thursday as well. Schmidt saw 60 games of action this season with Washington, posting 17 points. Chorney had five in his 18 games as well.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 15 - 6:17 PM

Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney and Paul Carey are each projected to be scratched in Game 1 against Toronto on Thursday.

Through 60 games this season, Schmidt posted three goals and 17 points along with 37 blocks and 51 hits. Chorney meanwhile picked up five points in 18 games himself.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 13 - 6:36 PM

Updating a previous item, Nate Schmidt will suit up in Tuesday's game against Toronto.

Schmidt was expected to be a healthy scratch tonight, but he's in because John Carlson (lower body) will sit. He has two goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season.
Apr 4 - 7:39 PM

Nate Schmidt and Taylor Chorney are expected to be scratched on Sunday against the Blue Jackets.

Schmidt has picked up 15 points along with 48 hits in his 56 games of action this season. While Chorney has posted five points and 27 hits and blocks over his 17 games so far this season.
Source: Craig Merz
Apr 2 - 2:45 PM

Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney and Paul Carey are expected to be scratched on Wednesday against the Avalanche.

Through 56 games Schmidt has posted 15 points and 48 hits. Chorney has picked up five points and 27 hits and blocks in 17 games. Carey meanwhile has seen just four games of action with little to his ledger.
Mar 29 - 9:12 PM

Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney and Paul Carey will be scratched on Tuesday against the Wild.

Schmidt has posted 15 points and 48 hits in 56 games this season. Chorney has picked up five points with 27 hits and blocks in 17 games. Carey however, has seen just four games with nothing to his statline.
Mar 28 - 7:37 PM

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.
Source: Katie Brown
Mar 23 - 6:18 PM

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

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