|Written by Ryan Goddard|
June 2013 – With a new coach coming to the organization and the team needing to fill voids with cheaper cap players, the opportunity for Schroeder is rather large for the upcoming season. Currently he sits as a RFA, but after nine points in 31 games last year for the Canucks, he has shown he can hang with the big boys and is likely to be resigned for a year or two at under a million. He would likely slot in on the third line, and hopefully build on his production numbers and work on his 43.6 faceoff winning percentage. He would not be a bad option to pick up in deep leagues as a late round option. Jason Banks
January 2013 – Schroeder has finally made the NHL after once being a ‘blue chip’ draftee. He is currently skating on the third line and has shown he is not out of place in three games so far. He did chip in his first NHL point vs. Anaheim. He had 19 points in 30 AHL games, which has been his best scoring rate at that level. Should he preform up to par for the Canucks in this opportunity, he may not return to the AHL, but likely play one of the wings when Ryan Kesler returns. Jason Banks
April 2012 - Schroeder dropped in the 2009 draft due to his size and apparent poor team interviews. Once considered a top-10 pick, his offensive production also dropped from 1.29 points-per-game to .76 with Minnesota of the WCHA after his draft year. With only 37 points in his first 72 games in the AHL, Schroeder noticed his offensive numbers improve modestly in 2011/12, with 21 goals and 44 points in his next 76 games. Most importantly, Schroeder's defensive game was also much improved and his development is one of reasons Vancouver could afford to trade away forward Cody Hodgson.
Fantasy Outlook: B-
Schroeder's expectations have been tempered since his draft year but he remains a highly intelligent player with good vision and a strong work ethic. Schroeder has the skills to play in a top-six role as he is very strong on his skates. Due to his smaller stature, Schroeder will need to rely on his strong skating to succeed against his bigger NHL opponents. Schroeder may be more suited as a third line center with the potential to chip in offensively – much like Kyle Wellwood.
Nice goal VS Edmonton during 2011 prospects tournament:
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 15:21|