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Mathieu Schneider and Dmitri Subbotin Selected by Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL Expansion Draft

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Rangers defenseman, Mathieu Schneider, and left wing, Dmitri Subbotin, were selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in Friday's NHL Expansion Draft. Schneider tallied 64 points (20 goals, 44 assists) in 155 matches, along with 149 penalty minutes, in two seasons with the Blueshirts. Subbotin notched 14 points (10 goals, four assists) in 25 games with Togliatti (Russia) during the 1999-2000 season.

MATHIEU SCHNEIDER was acquired by the Rangers in a deal on October 14, 1998 which sent Alexander Karpovtsev and a 1999 fourth round draft choice to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

During the 1999-2000 campaign, Schneider ranked ninth on the team with 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 80 matches. He placed seventh on the club with 20 assists, while leading the team and placing third in the NHL with 183 blocked shots. The defenseman also ranked second on the team with 178 hits and placed fourth on the club with 14 power play points (three goals, 11 assists). Schneider was second on the club and third among NHL defensemen with 228 shots on goal.

DMITRI SUBBOTIN was the Rangers 1996-97 3rd round draft choice. The left winger skated in 25 matches, tallying 14 points (10 goals, four assists) for Togliatti (Russia).
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