Nolan Schaefer

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Nolan Schaefer
Nolan Schaefer P-Bruins.jpg
Schaefer with the Providence Bruins in 2011
Born (1980-01-15) January 15, 1980 (age 34)
Yellow Grass, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
NLA team
Former teams
HC Ambrì-Piotta
San Jose Sharks
CSKA Moscow
NHL Draft 166th overall, 2000
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2003–present

Nolan Schaefer (born January 15, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for HC Ambrì-Piotta of the Swiss National League A.

Playing career[edit]

Schaefer began a four-year tenure with Providence College, beginning in 1999–00. He played in 99 games total with Providence and recorded a school record 2,848 saves. He enjoyed his most successful season as a Friar in 2000–01 when he posted 15 wins, leading PC to the NCAA Tournament and was named to the All-American Second Team.

Following his freshman year with Providence, Schaefer was selected by the San Jose Sharks in fifth round (166th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft on June 24, 2000. He followed in his brother Peter Schaefer's footsteps and became the second person from Yellow Grass to be drafted and play in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Schaefer signed a contract with San Jose on August 19, 2003, and spent three seasons playing with the Sharks' AHL affiliate Cleveland Barons (The Barons moved to Worcester, Massachusetts and changed the team name to the Sharks in 2006). On August 15, 2005, he was re-signed to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent by San Jose.

Schaefer made his first NHL appearance with the Sharks by being called up to replace the injured Vesa Toskala on October 26, 2005. He played 7 games in total that season, recording 5 wins. During that stint, Schaefer was the first Sharks goaltender to earn a win in a shootout, which had been implemented in the NHL, beginning that season in 2005–06. Schaefer subsequently bounced back and forth between San Jose and Cleveland serving as the Sharks' third string goaltender.

On February 27, 2007, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2007 late-round draft pick. On July 3, 2007, Schaefer signed with the Minnesota Wild as a free agent. After two years with the Wild's minor league affiliate, the Houston Aeros, Nolan signed for Kontinental Hockey League club HC CSKA Moscow on August 5, 2009, for the 2009–10 season.

Schaefer returned to North America the following season, signing a one-year deal with the Boston Bruins on July 5, 2010.[1] He was placed on waivers by Boston on October 11 to make room for Brian McGrattan. He cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL's Providence Bruins.

Personal life[edit]

Nolan is the younger brother of NHL player Peter Schaefer, a left winger who currently plays for ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. While playing for Providence College, Schaefer was a studio art major and graduated in 2003. Schaefer was also featured as an answer on the January 11, 2006 episode of Jeopardy: “Nolan Schaefer of Yellow Grass, Sask., and Glenn Olson of Port McNeil, B.C., play this sport for the Cleveland Barons”.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Second Team 2000–01
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2000–01

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1999–00 Providence College HE 14 6 5 1 778 42 0 3.24 .904
2000–01 Provdience College HE 25 15 8 2 1529 63 3 2.47 .915
2001–02 Providence College HE 35 11 18 5 2062 113 0 3.29 .905
2002–03 Providence College HE 25 13 8 2 1440 71 0 2.96 .909
2003–04 Fresno Falcons ECHL 12 5 5 0 654 34 1 3.12 .910
2003–04 Cleveland Barons AHL 27 14 9 3 1592 62 2 2.34 .925 9 4 5 573 24 0 2.51 .927
2004–05 Cleveland Barons AHL 43 17 23 1 2417 110 3 2.73 .907
2005–06 Cleveland Barons AHL 36 12 21 2 2059 118 2 3.44 .887
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 7 5 1 0 352 11 1 1.87 .920
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 16 5 8 3 921 43 0 2.80 .878
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 3 0 162 10 0 2.70 .897
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 15 9 5 0 804 30 1 2.24 .914 11 5 6 699 32 0 2.75 .908
2007–08 Houston Aeros AHL 34 19 12 1 1980 68 6 2.06 .924 2 0 2 117 4 0 2.05 .934
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 51 26 17 5 2711 114 1 2.52 .903 4 1 1 148 11 0 4.46 .823
2009–10 CSKA Moscow KHL 22 6 10 1 1107 49 1 2.66 .895 1 0 1 44 2 0 2.73 .900
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 30 9 16 1 1604 83 0 3.10 .897
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 10 4 4 2 607 24 0 2.37 .915
2011–12 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 24 8 16 0 1459 61 3 2.47 .903 5 0 5 336 20 0 3.58 .847
2012–13 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 36 12 22 0 2036 117 3 3.45 .895 5 4 1 323 12 0 2.23
AHL totals 265 115 119 15 12646 662 18 2.63 .907 26 10 14 1537 71 0 2.77 .911

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B's sign McIver, Schaefer". Boston Bruins. 2010-07-05. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 

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