Schneider Staying Put As Expected, Signs 3-Year Extension

Andrew Sykes June 29, 2012 2

The Vancouver Canucks and goaltender Cory Schneider agreed in principle to a contract extension that will see the 26-year-old earn $12 million over the next three years. Playing his entire four-year career as the backup to Roberto Luongo, the Canucks have pegged Schneider as their goaltender of the future with the Luongo era expected to come an end some time this off-season.

In 2011-2012, Schneider saw the most action of his young career appearing in 33 regular season games and then supplanting Luongo as the Canucks playoff goalie for three of the team’s five first-round games. Compiling a record of 20-8-1 along with an impressive 1.96 GAA and .937 save percentage, Schneider’s performance has made the trading of the team’s former captain and franchise player a very likely scenario for General Manager Mike Gillis.