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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 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

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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

Nate Schmidt suffered a lower body injury in practice Sunday.

It is considered minor but Schmidt will be re-evaluated Monday. "Lower body, precautionary thing that we had him go off for," associate coach Todd Reirden said. "He got things checked out. We’ll see how he is tomorrow morning. He wasn’t going to play tomorrow anyway. So we’ll see how it is and take it day-by-day for now." Schmidt played 71 games last season with 16 points and 111 blocked shots. His value is in the blocked shots category.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Nate Schmidt will sit out Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Mike Weber will be inserted into the lineup as a result. Schmidt was the culprit that threw an ordinary pass in the defensive zone that was picked off by Phil Kessel and turned into the Carl Hagelin marker in Game 3. Stanislav Galiev and Michael Latta will be scratches as well.
Wed, May 4, 2016 07:47:00 PM

Nate Schmidt is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He stayed on the ice late with the scratches at the morning skate. Mike Weber also said he would be in the lineup even though coach Barry Trotz wouldn't comment on his lineup.
Wed, May 4, 2016 03:06:00 PM

Nate Schmidt, Taylor Chorney, Michael Latta, and Stanislav Galiev will each be scratched against the Blues on Saturday.

Of the quartet, only Schmidt has posted a modicum of fantasy value. Through 71 games he posted 16 points with 111 blocks, in this his rookie season.
Source: Lou Korac
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Nate Schmidt will return to Washington's blue line Saturday night against Boston.

Schmidt has missed the last two games wiht a lower body injury. He'll pair with Taylor Chorney to form the club's third defensive unit. Through 57 games this season Schmidt has compiled 15 points with 58 hits and 95 blocks.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Nate Schmidt (lower body) will not play on Friday.

The good news is that Schmidt did skate Friday morning and will probably return Saturday instead. He has 12 goals and 24 points in 57 games in 2015-16.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 12:49:00 PM

Nate Schmidt (lower body) took part in the Capitals Friday morning skate.

Schmidt didn't play on Wednesday due to the ailment. He has 12 goals and 24 points in 57 contests this season.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 11:32:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jan 8, 2016 11:23:00 AM

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

Depth Charts

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