Cory Schneider, a Vancouver Canucks goaltender with two years remaining on his 3-year contract, was traded to the New Jersey Devils for their first-round pick (No. 9). Schneider is due $4,000,000 (2013-14), and $4,500,000 (2014-15), with a cap hit of $4,000,000 per season (per CapGeek.com).
Both Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg are two of the oldest goalies in the National Hockey League. Both Brodeur (41) and Hedberg (40) have been sharing duties in goal for the New Jersey Devils since 2010-11. Schneider (27) shared his duties with Roberto Luongo in Vancouver.
Luongo was rumored to be on the trade block for some time now, but with no takers due to his big lengthy contract, Schneider was moved. This now puts Luongo as #1 in net for Vancouver.
With the end approaching for Brodeur’s career, Devils’ GM Lou Lamoriello needed to push for the Devils’ future in goal. That future now lies with Cory Schneider.