Canucks sign defenceman Mathieu Schneider

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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have signed defenceman Mathieu Schneider. In keeping with club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Schneider, 40, spent the 2008-09 season spilt between the Atlanta Thrashers and Montreal Canadiens. In 67 games with Atlanta and Montreal, Schneider recorded 32 points (9-23-32) and 64 penalty minutes.

The 19-year NHL veteran has recorded 734 points (221-513-734) and 1229 penalty minutes in 1264 career games with eight NHL teams. He has also recorded 53 points (10-43-53) and 155 penalty minutes in 111 career playoff games. The New York native won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993 and played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1996 and 2003.

In international competition, Schneider has represented Team USA on numerous occasions. He was selected to play in two Olympic Games (1998 and 2006) and two World Cups (1996 and 2004). The 5’11”, 195 pound defenceman won the World Cup with Team USA in 1996.

Schneider was originally selected 44th overall in the third round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens.

Mathieu Schneider conference call
Mike Gillis' talks moves

Career REGULAR SEASON Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1985-1986 Mount St. Charles-High-RI 19 3 27 30
1986-1987 Cornwall Royals-OHL 63 7 29 36 75
1987-1988 Canadiens 4 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
1987-1988 Cornwall Royals-OHL 48 21 40 61 83
1987-1988 United States-WJC-A 7 0 2 2 16
1987-1988 Sherbrooke-AHL
1988-1989 Cornwall Royals-OHL 59 16 57 73 96
1989-1990 Canadiens 44 7 14 21 2 25 5 0 1 84 8.3
1989-1990 Sherbrooke-AHL 28 6 13 19 20
1990-1991 Montreal-Fr-Tour 3 0 1 1 12
1990-1991 Canadiens 69 10 20 30 7 63 5 0 3 164 6.1
1991-1992 Canadiens 78 8 24 32 10 72 2 0 1 194 4.1
1992-1993 Canadiens 60 13 31 44 8 91 3 0 2 169 7.7
1993-1994 Canadiens 75 20 32 52 15 62 11 0 4 193 10.4
1994-1995 Canadiens 30 5 15 20 -3 49 2 0 0 82 6.1
1994-1995 Islanders 13 3 6 9 -5 30 1 0 2 36 8.3
1995-1996 Islanders 65 11 36 47 -18 93 7 0 1 155 7.1
1995-1996 Maple Leafs 13 2 5 7 -2 10 0 0 0 36 5.6
1996-1997 Maple Leafs 26 5 7 12 3 20 1 0 1 63 7.9
1996-1997 United States-W-Cup 7 2 0 2 8
1997-1998 Maple Leafs 76 11 26 37 -12 44 4 1 1 181 6.1
1997-1998 United States-Olympics 4 0 0 0 6
1998-1999 Rangers 75 10 24 34 -19 71 5 0 2 159 6.3
1999-2000 Rangers 80 10 20 30 -6 78 3 0 1 228 4.4
2000-2001 Kings 73 16 35 51 0 56 7 1 2 183 8.7
2001-2002 Kings 55 7 23 30 3 68 4 0 0 123 5.7
2002-2003 Kings 65 14 29 43 0 57 10 0 1 162 8.6
2002-2003 Red Wings 13 2 5 7 2 16 1 0 0 37 5.4
2003-2004 Red Wings 78 14 32 46 22 56 4 1 4 165 8.5
2004-2005 United States-W-Cup
2005-2006 Red Wings 72 21 38 59 33 86 11 0 4 188 11.2
2005-2006 United States-Olympics 6 1 2 3 16
2006-2007 Red Wings 68 11 41 52 12 66 2 1 2 184 6.0
2007-2008 Ducks 65 12 27 39 22 50 5 0 2 139 8.6
2008-2009 Thrashers 44 4 11 15 -10 50 1 0 0 82 4.9
2008-2009 Canadiens 23 5 12 17 -2 14 5 0 2 46 10.9
  NHL Totals 1,264 221 513 734 61 1,229 99 4 36 3,055 7.2
Career PLAYOFF Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1986-1987 Cornwall Royals-OHL 5 0 0 0 22
1987-1988 Cornwall Royals-OHL 11 2 6 8 14
1987-1988 Sherbrooke-AHL 3 0 3 3 12
1988-1989 Cornwall Royals-OHL 18 7 20 27 30
1989-1990 Canadiens 9 1 3 4 -3 31 1 0 0 14 7.1
1990-1991 Canadiens 13 2 7 9 2 18 1 0 0 33 6.1
1991-1992 Canadiens 10 1 4 5 -2 6 1 0 0 27 3.7
1992-1993 Canadiens 11 1 2 3 10 16 0 0 0 24 4.2
1993-1994 Canadiens 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
1995-1996 Maple Leafs 6 0 4 4 -7 8 0 0 0 13 0.0
2000-2001 Kings 13 0 9 9 4 10 0 0 0 34 0.0
2001-2002 Kings 7 0 1 1 -8 18 0 0 0 12 0.0
2002-2003 Red Wings 4 0 0 0 -4 6 0 0 0 12 0.0
2003-2004 Red Wings 12 1 2 3 2 8 1 0 1 32 3.1
2005-2006 Red Wings 6 1 7 8 -1 6 0 0 0 17 5.9
2006-2007 Red Wings 11 2 4 6 4 16 1 0 1 38 5.3
2007-2008 Ducks 6 1 0 1 -3 8 0 0 0 7 14.3
2008-2009 Canadiens 2 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 5 0.0
  NHL Totals 111 10 43 53 -8 155 5 0 2 269 3.7