Mathieu Schneider
Mathieu Schneider
Number: 11
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 192
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 12, 1969
Birthplace: New York City, NY, United States
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 1, 2007
Drafted: MTL / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (44th overall)


2007-08: Appeared in his 20th NHL season and first with Anaheim…recorded a plus-or-even rating in 32 straight games (+17) from Dec. 18-Mar. 5, the longest streak in the league in 2007-08...CAR’s Glen Wesley had a 30-game streak from Oct. 3-Dec. 8 (+8)...Schneider’s plus-or-even streak was the longest in the NHL since the NYI’s Shawn Bates recorded a +14 rating in 36 games last season (Oct. 28, 2006-Jan. 18, 2007)…with a +22 during the regular season, is now a +89 player since the start of the 2003-04 season, the third-highest mark in the league...he trails only DET’s Nicklas Lidstrom (+120) and NYR’s Marek Malik (+102)…is one of only six defensemen in the NHL to have a plus rating in each of the last seven seasons (+94 total), joining teammate Sean O’Donnell (+69), Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom (+182) and Brian Rafalski (+106), and Ottawa’s Wade Redden (+135) & Chris Phillips (+105)…earned 6-10=16 points in the last 27 games and registered a plus-or-even in 40 of the last 44 games (+18 total)…scored two goals (2-0=2) on four shots while logging 27:52 TOI, Mar. 30 vs. DAL...his two goals marked his first multi-goal game since Oct. 11, 2006 w/DET vs. PHX when he scored the second hat trick of his career (3-1=4)...it also marked the 15th multi-goal game of his career…became the sixth U.S.-born defenseman to reach 700 career NHL points with his assist on Scott Niedermayer’s first-period goal, Mar. 28 vs. SJ…scored the GWG in the shootout, helping lead Anaheim to a 2-1 victory, Mar. 26 vs. LA...improved to 2-for-3 in the shootout in 2007-08…collected 1-2=3 points for his third three-point game of the season, Mar. 15 vs. STL…led the Ducks with 1-1=2 points in his second game back from a wrist injury, Feb. 7 @ NYR...missed two games with a sprained left wrist, Feb. 1-2…tied his season high with a three-game scoring streak (1-3=4), Jan. 15-20…scored the game-winning OT goal, the third OT goal of his career (last: Dec. 14, 2002 w/LA vs. PIT), Dec. 19 vs. COL…scored his 204th career NHL goal, surpassing Gary Suter and giving him sole possession of fifth place on the all-time goals list among U.S.-born NHL defensemen, Dec. 7 @ CHI…made his Ducks debut in a 2-1 shootout victory, Nov. 1 vs. CBJ...scored the lone goal of the shootout, beating Columbus goaltender Fredrik Norrena...marked his first career shootout attempt...played 25:25, behind only Chris Pronger (31:57) and Francois Beauchemin (25:55)…missed the first 13 games of the regular season recovering from a non-displaced fracture in his left ankle...suffered the injury in the second period of his preseason debut on Sept. 15 @ LA.

2006-2007: Appeared in his 19th NHL season and fourth with Detroit…set a new career-high in assists and amassed the second-highest point total of his career…finished T-3rd in NHL among defensemen in power play assists (PPA)…despite missing 14 games due to injury, finished 14th among NHL defensemen in assists and points…second on the Red Wings in defensemen scoring…second on team in avg. TOI and T-1st in penalty minutes (PIM)…finished third on the club in assists…had a 12-game point streak Nov. 27-Dec. 22 (2-13=15), the longest of his career and the longest by a defenseman since 1996-97 (Leetch, 14 games)…it was tied for the fifth-longest point streak in the NHL for the season…also recorded a nine-game assist streak (0-12=12), Dec. 5-22, tied for the third-longest in NHL…scored his 200th NHL goal on Mar. 6 vs. NSH, becoming the 18th defenseman (sixth American born) in NHL history to reach the mark…earned 3-1=4 points with a +3 rating on Oct. 11 vs. PHX (also GWG), tying a career high for points in a game (three times previously)…his hat trick was the second of his career , while becoming the oldest defenseman in NHL history to record a hat trick…tallied 0-3=3 points on two occasions (Dec. 9 @ TOR and Feb. 24 @ NSH), marking the fifth and sixth three-assist games in his career…recorded a four-game point streak, Feb. 11-17 (2-4=6)…collected 1-1=2 points with a game-high six shots, Nov. 22 vs. VAN…scored a short-handed goal (SHG) on Nov. 27 vs. DAL (also GWG)…missed 10 games (Jan. 13-30) with a knee injury…missed three games (Nov. 1-4) with a sore groin…missed a game on Apr. 3 vs. CBJ with an elbow injury…PLAYOFFS: Collected 1-1=2 points, including the game-winning OT goal in Game Four of the CSF @ SJ on May 2…it was the first postseason OT goal of his career…earned 1-1=2 points with six shots on Apr. 12 @ CGY…recorded a game-high 10 shots on Apr. 15 vs. CGY…appeared in his 100th career postseason game on April 28 vs. SJ…logged a team-leading 37:53 TOI on April 22 @ CGY…missed Detroit’s last seven postseason games with a broken wrist suffered on May 5 in Game Five of the CSF vs. SJ…at the time of his injury, was fourth overall and second among defensemen in Red Wings scoring.

Career: Signed a two-year contract with Anaheim on July 1, 20072005-2006: Set career highs in goals and points…led all club defensemen in goals and finished second in defensemen scoring…led Red Wings with a +33 rating…ranked third on team in PPG (11)…played in his 1,000th game on Oct. 21, 2005 vs. ANA…became the 11th American-born defenseman to appear in 1,000 games…recorded the first hat trick of his career on Nov. 26 @ SJ…also matched a career-high for points in a single game (3-1=4) the same night…recorded 400th NHL assist on Dec. 6 vs. NJ…posted a career-high four-game goal streak, Jan. 18-24…matched a career-high in assists, collecting 0-3=3 points on March 4 @ PHX…played in all six of Detroit’s postseason contests and led the team in scoring…missed 10 games with a groin injury…2004-05: Did not play…2003-2004: Played in 78 games, the most appearances since the 1999-2000 season…missed two games due to a hip flexor injury and two games due to suspension…posted a career-best four GWG….finished with a then-career-high +22 rating…scored a SHG on Nov. 12 @ DAL…played in all 12 of Detroit’s postseason contests…scored the GWG in Game Two of the CQF vs. NSH on April 102002-03: Acquired from Los Angeles in exchange for Sean Avery, Maxim Kuznetsov, a first round pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and a second round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft on March 11…appeared in his second career NHL All-Star Game…played 65 games for the Kings, averaging 22:20 TOI…T-1st in PPG (10)…while with the Kings, led team in defensemen scoring…played in his 900th NHL game on March 8 vs. MTL…recorded his 500th NHL point on March 12 @ PHX…scored his first goal as a Red Wing on April 3 vs. NY Islanders…recorded 50-or-more points in a single season for the third time in his career…appeared in all of DET’s four postseason contests, going scoreless…2001-02: Finished second on the Kings in defensemen scoring…missed 23 games with a hernia injury…returned from injury on Jan. 2 vs. FLA…scored 2-1=3 points on Oct. 7 vs. MIN…collected 1-2=3 points on Oct. 23 @ CBJ…ranked second on the club in avg. TOI with 22:25…appeared in his 800th career game on Jan. 9 @ NYI…recorded his 300th NHL assist on Oct. 20 @ DET…in seven postseason contests, recorded 0-1=1 point…2000-01: Led all Kings defensemen in scoring with 16-35=51 points…ninth in the NHL in scoring among defensemen…led team in avg. TOI with 23:04…earned his 400th career point on Dec. 19 vs. ATL…appeared in 13 postseason contests with LA, leading the club with 0-9=9 points…1999-00: Finished season first in scoring and goals on the Rangers in defensemen scoring…second on the club in shots with 228…amassed 14 of his 30 points on the power play…1998-99: Scored his 100th career NHL goal (GWG) on Jan. 26 @ WSH…second on the club in scoring among defensemen with 10-24=34 points…20 of his 34 points were PPP…logged an average of 24:35 TOI…1997-98: Led Maple Leafs in defensemen scoring…recorded his 200th career NHL assist on Nov. 25 vs. SJ, also his 500th NHL game…recorded his 300th NHL point on Feb. 25 @ BUF…1996-97: Appeared in 26 games, collecting 5-7=12 points…missed 53 games due to a groin/abdominal injury…was a plus or even rating in 16 of 26 games…1995-96: Selected to his first NHL All-Star Game…appeared in his 400th NHL game on Dec. 10 vs. PHI…traded to Toronto by the NY Islanders on March 13…scored his first goal as a Maple Leaf on March 25 @ CGY…established new career-highs for assists (41) and points (54)…1994-95: Split the season between Montreal and the NY Islanders…traded to NYI on April 5…scored his first goal (GWG) as an Islander on Apr. 24 vs. BOS…collected his 200th career NHL point on April 7 vs. NYR…1993-94: With MTL, first among defenseman and fourth on the club in scoring…second in PPG and third in GWG…T-4th in the NHL among defensemen in PPG…appeared in one of MTL’s seven postseason contests, missing the last six due to a strained knee ligament…1992-93: Led club defensemen in scoring until missing the final 24 games of the regular season with a sprained ankle…scored a goal in Game Three of the SCF on June 5 @ LA…won the first and only Stanley Cup of his career with Montreal on June 9…1991-92: Appeared in 78 games with the Canadiens…led club defensemen in goals and finished second in scoring…1990-91: Led all Montreal defensemen in scoring…appeared in 13 postseason contests, leading club defensemen in scoring with 2-7=9 points…1989-90: Split the season between Montreal and Sherbrooke (AHL), playing in 44 games with the NHL club…recorded his first NHL goal on Jan. 7 vs. VAN (McLean)…1988-89: Spent the entire season with Cornwall of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), scoring 16-57=73 points…1987-88: Made his NHL debut with Montreal on Oct. 8 @ PHI…Miscellaneous:  Has represented the United States twice at the Olympics: 1998 in Nagano, Japan and 2006 in Turin, Italy… played for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 1996 World Cup…was a member of the US National Junior Team in 1988…named an OHL First All-Star for the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons.

 Personal:  Mathieu and his wife, Shannon have four children: Mathieu, Jr. (6), Abigail (5), Micah (4) and Ella (1)…the family resides in Manhattan Beach…chose to stay at home last summer, visiting Disneyland and Sea World with the kids enrolled in beach and tennis camps…enjoys golf and tennis in his leisure time and tried surfing for the first time over the summer…lists sushi as his favorite food, frequenting Nobu and Katsuya in the LA area…grew up in New York City and tries to make it back as often as he can…says he most enjoys the city for the great restaurants, Broadway and the overall convenience it offers…considers himself the least superstitious player in the NHL as he has no pre-game rituals…winning the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993 was his greatest hockey moment…favorite vacation spot is Italy, in particular Florence, where he recently vacationed with his wife…lists alternative music as his favorite genre, with Counting Crows, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains among his favorite bands.




1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47


C. Perry 50 21 14 -2 35
R. Getzlaf 46 4 30 6 34
R. Rakell 47 11 15 1 26
R. Kesler 50 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 50 6 18 0 24
J. Silfverberg 50 6 11 -3 17
C. Stewart 44 7 9 1 16
A. Cogliano 50 5 11 -10 16
H. Lindholm 49 6 8 -4 14
C. Fowler 37 3 9 -9 12
F. Andersen 10 8 5 .918 2.35
J. Gibson 12 7 2 .923 1.92

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