Friday, May 26, 2017

Tigers Deal Schneider

Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers announced on Friday morning that they have traded goaltender Nick Schneider to the Calgary Hitmen. In exchange for Schneider the Tigers will receive a 2019 4th Round Bantam Draft Pick. 
“We would like to thank Nick for his contributions both on and off the ice,” stated General Manager and Head Coach Shaun Clouston, “We wish Nick all the best in Calgary with the Hitmen.”
Schneider is coming off a 2016-17 season which saw him appear in 47 games and post a 32-11-1-0 record with a 3.43 goals against average and an .886 save percentage. Schneider finishes his Tigers career appearing in 133 games overall and recording 74 victories since being acquired from Regina in 2013-14.
As suspected the Tigers Dealt one of their Overage Tenders in Nick Schneider. Schneider is signed by the flames. Calgary acquiring him very likely means that the Flames will send him down to play Junior for another year.

The Tigers Initially acquired Schneider in a deal with Regina in 2014. In that deal The Tigers received Schneider and a 3rd round pick(Ryden Fedyck), and traded away Daniel Wapple and Logan McVeigh.

This brings the Tigers Overage Count to 8. I've added Bullion back to the Likely Overage category because his status isn't completely written in stone.

His tenure with the Tigers started very impressively, but ended on a bit of a sour note.. He came out of the gate as an amazing backup tender winning his first 11 starts.  He won a contract with the flames after his 1st year with the Tigers as a backup goaltender. The following season he struggled a little with the Tigers going through growing pains, hence the Tigers aquired Austin Lotz/Mack Shields. 

 Last season the Tigers also needed some goal-tending depth going into the playoffs and their backup acquisition Michael Bullion ended up becoming the starter.

Unlikely  Overagers(8)
John Dahlstrom(Import)  -Drafted unsigned

*unlikley to do having other quality OA forward Imports
Likely Overagers(6)
Michael Bullion
Mark Rassell*
Zach Fischer*
Brad Forrest
Kristians Rubins(I)*
Ty Schultz
Jordan Henderson

* Likely candidates
Rubins will probably be out at the start of the year, so one of Forrest/Schultz/Henderson will likely start the year here.


Anonymous said...

Schneider to Hitmen for Draft pick

Anonymous said...

My sources say that Schneider has been traded to Calgary

TigerTurf said...

Thanks For the Heads Up!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear. He needed a fresh start somewhere else. 2 years of struggles here and having to get experienced goaltenders to back him up for the past 2 years can not be helping his confidence. Hope he does well in Calgary.

Anonymous said...

Tigers have been busy. Cant help but think we will be hearing about more trades. Seems like they are wanting to get a initial roster sorted out before camp. I imagine they are shopping Forrest and another defence. I am guessing like tiger turf said, they may keep Rubins and one other defence and cut one at the deadline depending on what they get in the import draft and where they are sitting player wise.

Anonymous said...

Sure was his fault that the kid was pretty much sick all yr, and was diagnosed with diabetes at the end of the yr. Shakes head.

Anonymous said...

Schneider was sure a class act with in interview with the MH News. Sure a difference from guys like Hobbs. I wish him all the best. I hope he reovers his form in Calgary and is able to play pro. It is sad trading these good kids away but it is nice that this ended how it did. He has always been a classy kid, he will go far in life, in hockey or otherwise. All the best Schneids, always a tiger.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised, I thought we would hear of a defence going shortly after Schneider. I was hoping at least. Might not be much interest out there for average 20 year olds.