Devils re-sign Cory Schneider to multi-year deal
As the greatest goaltender of the New Jersey Devils past waits for a new contract, the Devils have locked up their goalie of the future for the next several years. Cory Schneider, who was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks last year for the No. 9 pick in the 2013 draft to be the heir-apparent to Martin Brodeur, inked a multi-year deal to stay with New Jersey. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, though it is rumored to be in the seven-year, $42M range (see above hyperlink).
Schneider, 28, played in 45 games for the Devils last year, starting 43 while posting a 16-15-12 record with an impressive 1.97 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. Brodeur’s contract expired in July, and with the Devils opting not to re-sign him and extend Schneider, while inking Scott Clemmensen as the backup, it’s clear that New Jersey has committed to Schneider as their goaltender of the present and future.
The 42-year-old Brodeur is currently without a contract from any team, and there have been no rumors linking him anywhere as of right now. He owns every significant New Jersey and NHL goaltending record. Suffice it to say, Schneider’s got some big shoes to fill as the Devils seek to end their two-year playoff drought.