Goaltender Cory Schneider of the Western Conference champion Manitoba Moose will enter the AHL Chat Room to answer fans’ questions on Friday, May 29th. Schneider was the AHL’s goaltender of the year after going 28-10-1 (2.04, .928) in 40 regular-season appearances for the Moose.
A 2008-09 First Team AHL All-Star, Schneider led all AHL goaltenders in both goals-against average (2.04) and save percentage (.928) and tied for third with five shutouts during the regular season, helping the Moose to a North Division championship and the best regular-season record in franchise history.
Schneider, who was voted the starting goaltender for the PlanetUSA team at the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic, won 13 consecutive decisions from Oct. 17 to Jan. 10 and has been named Reebok X-Pulse/AHL Goaltender of the Month (November) and Reebok/AHL Player of the Week (week ending Mar. 29).
Schneider has raced out to a 12-3 record in the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs and shows a 2.03 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in 16 appearances for the Moose this spring.
A 23-year-old native of Marblehead, Mass., Schneider was a first-round draft choice (26th overall) by Vancouver in 2004 and played three seasons at Boston College, backstopping the Eagles to the 2006 and 2007 NCAA championship games.
He was 21-12-2 in 36 games as a rookie with Manitoba last season and posted a 1.92 GAA and .938 save percentage in six postseason appearances last spring. Schneider made his National Hockey League debut with the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 29, 2008, and appeared in eight NHL games this season.