Nate Schmidt

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Nate Schmidt
Born (1991-07-16) July 16, 1991 (age 23)
St. Cloud, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defenceman
Shoots Left
NHL team Washington Capitals
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present

Nathan Thomas Schmidt (born July 16, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Schmidt played college hockey with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the NCAA Men's Division I WCHA conference. In his junior year, Schmidt's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2012–13 All-WCHA First Team.[1]

After signing with the Capitals as an undrafted free agent in April 2013,[2] Schmidt played the final eight games of the 2012-13 regular season and five postseason games with the Hershey Bears, the Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate.

Schmidt started the 2013–14 season with the Bears but was called up to the Capitals after just one game.[3] He made his NHL debut on October 12, 2013, against the Colorado Avalanche.[4]

He scored his first NHL goal on December 7, 2013 against Marek Mazanec of the Nashville Predators. Schmidt was re-assigned to Hershey on December 15, 2013.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 St. Cloud Cathedral MNHS 25 21 24 45 30
2009–10 Fargo Force USHL 57 14 23 37 81 13 0 6 6 2
2010–11 University of Minnesota WCHA 13 0 1 1 6
2011–12 University of Minnesota WCHA 43 3 38 41 14
2012–13 University of Minnesota WCHA 40 9 23 32 16
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 8 1 2 3 4 5 0 2 2 0
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 38 2 11 13 12
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 29 2 4 6 6
NHL totals 29 2 4 6 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Second Team 2011–12
All-WCHA First Team 2012–13 [6]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2012–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WCHA Awards". Western Collegiate Hockey Association. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Capitals Sign Nate Schmidt". Washington Capitals. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Gopher Schmidt gets big shot in NHL with Caps". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ Leone, Tim (2013-10-11). "Washington Capitals recall Nate Schmidt, reassign Connor Carrick and Michael Latta to Hershey Bears". The Patriot-News. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Caps Recall Latta from Hershey, Re-assign Schmidt to Hershey". Capitalstoday.com. 2013-12-15. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  6. ^ "Conference Honors, 2012-13". College Hockey.com. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 

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