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Canucks acquire defenceman Nate Schmidt from Golden Knights

...in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Nate Schmidt from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. 

"Nate has been one of the top defencemen in our division in recent years," said Jim Benning. "He's a dynamic player who competes hard all over the ice. I think he will be a really good fit in our group." 

Schmidt, 29, appeared in 59 games for Vegas in 2019.20 and ranked second on the team in scoring among defencemen with 31 points (7-24-31). He added nine points (2-7-9) in 20 postseason games, once again ranking second on the team in scoring among defenceman.  

Over the course of his seven-year NHL career with Vegas and the Washington Capitals, Schmidt has registered 140 points (29-111-140) and 84 penalty minutes in 396 games. The St. Cloud, Minnesota native has also collected 25 points (6-19-25) and 16 penalty minutes in 68 playoff games.  

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