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Canucks sign goaltender Schneider, two Swedes

Wednesday, 06.02.2010 / 1:31 PM / News

Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced Wednesday that the team has signed goaltender Cory Schneider as well as Swedish prospects Anton Rodin and Peter Andersson.

Schneider, 24, played in 60 games for the Manitoba Moose of the AHL in 2009-10, collecting a career high 35 wins. He registered four shutouts and recorded a .919 save percentage. In six Calder Cup playoff games, Schneider recorded a .905 save percentage. He appeared in two NHL games with Vancouver, including a 45-save effort in a 2-1 loss at Dallas on Nov. 6.

Schneider (6-foot-2, 195 pounds), the 2008-09 AHL Goalie of the Year, has a career record of 84-45-5 in 136 AHL games.

He made his NHL debut Nov. 29, 2008 against the Calgary Flames. In 10 career NHL contests, Schneider is 2-5-1. The native of Marblehead, Mass., was selected by Vancouver in the first round, No. 26, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Rodin, 19, played in 36 games for Brynas IF Gavle in the Swedish Elite League in 2009-10. The Stockholm native also represented Sweden at the World Junior Championships, finishing the tournament among the top 10 in scoring with 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) in six games. The 5-11, 174-pound forward tied for second on his team in scoring and led his team in game-winning goals (2) to help Sweden capture a bronze medal.

Andersson, 19, spent the 2009-10 season with Frolunda HC Goteborg. In 21 games, the 6-3, 194-pound defenseman recorded 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) and 4 penalty minutes. Andersson was a member of Sweden’s 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship squad, winning a bronze medal.
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