Cory F. Schneider The winter after arriving at Andover in 2001, new lower Cory Schneider began playing goalie on the varsity hockey team. As captain his senior year, Schneider led Big Blue hockey to the New England semifinals. He was awarded the Yale Bowl at Commencement and also received the John Carlton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually by the Boston Bruins to the outstanding student-athlete in Eastern Massachusetts high school hockey. In the first round of the 2004 NHL draft, Schneider was selected 26th overall by the Vancouver Canucks. Recognizing the importance of a solid 12
education, Schneider opted to play hockey for Boston College instead. The BC Eagles won two Hockey East championships during the three years that Schneider defended their goal. He still holds three BC records: career shutouts (15), single-season shutouts (8, 2005–2006), and single-season record for saves (1,111, 2006–2007). In 2007, Schneider began playing with the Manitoba Moose, the Vancouver Canucks’ minor league affiliate; he was named AHL goaltender of the year in 2009. During the 2011 season, Schneider took on a more permanent position,
playing backup to longtime Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo. That year, the two were awarded the Jennings Trophy. It was the first time that trophy had ever been awarded to Vancouver. Schneider showed continual improvement, saw more and more playing time, and was the Canucks’ starting goalie during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Traded in 2013, Schneider is now starting goalie for the New Jersey Devils. In 2014, he was awarded a seven-year contract extension.