Mathieu Schneider
position: Defenseman
Shoots: Left
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 192
Drafted: Montréal
Round: 3rd
Draft Year: 1987
Overall: 44th
Born: 06/12/1969
Age: 50
Birthplace: New York City, NY, USA
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OHL First All-Star Team (1988, 1989) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 2003) Traded to NY Islanders by Montreal with Kirk Muller and Craig Darby for Pierre Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov, April 5, 1995. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders with Wendel Clark and D.J. Smith for Darby Hendrickson, Sean Haggerty, Kenny Jonsson and Toronto's 1st round pick (Roberto Luongo) in 1997 NHL Draft, March 13, 1996. Missed majority of 1996-97 due to groin injury vs. St. Louis, December 27, 1996. Rights traded to NY Rangers by Toronto for Alexander Karpovtsev and NY Rangers' 4th round pick (Mirko Murovic) in 1999 NHL Draft, October 14, 1998. Claimed by Columbus from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 14, 2000. Traded to Detroit by Los Angeles for Sean Avery, Maxim Kuznetsov, Detroit's 1st round pick (Jeff Tambellini) in 2003 NHL Draft and Detroit's 2nd round pick (later traded to Boston Boston selected Martins Karsums) in 2004 NHL Draft, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2007. Traded to Atlanta by Anaheim for Ken Klee, Brad Larsen and Chad Painchaud, September 26, 2008. Traded to Montreal by Atlanta with Atlanta's 3rd round pick (Joonas Nattinen) in 2009 NHL Draft for Anaheim's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Jeremy Morin) in 2009 NHL Draft and Montreal's 3rd round pick (Julian Melchiori) in 2010 NHL Draft, February 16, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, August 28, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Vancouver for Sean Zimmerman and Phoenix's 6th round pick (Alex Friesen) in 2010 NHL Draft, March 3, 2010. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to shoulder surgery, September 23, 2009 and for personal reasons.