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Jordan Schroeder
Born (1990-09-29) September 29, 1990 (age 28)
Lakeville, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Vancouver Canucks
Minnesota Wild
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 22nd overall, 2009
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2010–present

Jordan John Schroeder (born September 29, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Rockford IceHogs in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Born and raised in Minnesota, Schroeder spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program before he joined the Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for two seasons, being named WCHA Rookie of the Year in 2009. He has also played for the American national junior ice hockey team and appeared in three World Junior Championships, where he set records for most career assists and points by an American. Schroeder was ranked as the fifth best North American skater heading into the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, and was drafted 22nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks after concerns about his size led to several teams to pass on him. Schroeder then spent several years playing with the Canucks minor league affiliates in the American Hockey League (AHL) before joining the Canucks in 2013. He played parts of two seasons with the Canucks, who decided not to re-sign Schroeder in 2014; he then joined the Minnesota Wild.

Personal life[edit]

Jordan grew up in Prior Lake, Minnesota, to John and Deb Schroeder, and moved to nearby Lakeville, a suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul,[1] when he was thirteen.[2] John played several sports, including basketball, football and baseball while Deb was a gymnast and a cross-country runner. Schroeder is the oldest of three siblings; brother Zach is two years younger and sister Elly is six years younger; both of them also play hockey.[3] He first played hockey at the age of four; his first organized team was called the Lakeville Ponys which was intended as a learn to skate program but at the recommendation of his coach Scott Cummings, he was moved up to the Mite program because his skill level was far ahead of the other kids his age.[4] Schroeder spent two years at St. Thomas Academy in suburban Mendota Heights, Minnesota, before graduating with high honors from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.[5] He accelerated his high school education in order to play NCAA hockey a year early and took courses online from Brigham Young University to do so.[6] Schroeder signed a letter of intent to join the University of Minnesota in November 2007.[7] He enrolled at the school in the fall of 2008, majoring in business and marketing education.[5] In 2010, his final year at the school, Schroeder was named to the WCHA All-Academic team, the result of a 3.0 grade average over the previous two semesters.[8]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Schroeder played high school hockey for St. Thomas Academy, an all boys, Catholic, College Prep, Military / Leadership school in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, a Saint Paul suburb. He helped the St. Thomas Cadets reach the Minnesota Class 1A hockey tournament in both 2005 and 2006, winning the high school championship in 2006.[9] In 2006, he joined the U.S. National Team Development Program (USNTDP), located in Ann Arbor, where he spent two seasons. In his final season with the USNTDP, Schroeder led the team in scoring with 21 goals and 53 points in 55 games.[9] Schroeder joined the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), a team he grew up wanting to play for, in 2008–09. Upon joining the Golden Gophers, Schroeder was the youngest player on the team.[9] He scored 13 goals and 32 assists in 32 games in his freshman year, the second highest total on the team, and was named WCHA Rookie of the Year.[4] Schroeder was one of the top-ranked prospects for the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, ranked fifth overall among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting and was selected twenty-second overall by the Vancouver Canucks.[10] His drop in the draft has been attributed to his small stature and his play at the end of the 2009 World Junior Championships.[11][12]

Young male ice hockey player, visible from the waist up, skating while facing towards the right. He is wearing a helmet with a visor, and the uniform logo, a snarling moose, is partially visible on his jersey. In the background three of his teammates, partially obscured, are also warming up.
Schroeder while a member of the Manitoba Moose in 2010

Prior to the start of the 2009–10 season, it was reported that Schroeder intended to leave the University of Minnesota and join the Everett Silvertips, a team in the major junior Western Hockey League. This was denied by Schroeder, who wanted to spend at least another year with the Golden Gophers.[13] The Golden Gophers finished the season with a losing record, the first time they had done so in more than 10 years, and lost in the first round of the playoffs, the second time in the past 33 years that had happened. Schroeder finished with 9 goals and 28 points in 37 games, tied for the team lead in points, the lowest for the team's leading scorer since 1962.[14][15]

Professional career[edit]

On March 17, 2010, Schroeder signed a contract with the Canucks and was assigned to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.[16] Similar to other National Hockey League entry-level contracts, Schroeder's contract was for three years; he would make US$900,000 per year while in the NHL, or $65,000 to $70,000 per year to play in the minor leagues, with a signing bonus of $270,000.[17] In his first professional game on March 21, 2010, against the Grand Rapids Griffins, Schroeder scored two goals, including the game-winning goal, as the Moose defeated the Griffins, 4–0.[18] He played eleven games in the regular season for the Moose and scored four goals and five assists as the team advanced to the playoffs.[19] In the third game of the opening-round playoff series against the Hamilton Bulldogs on April 19, 2010, Schroeder scored his first professional hat trick (three goals in a game), and the first hat trick by a Moose player during the season, as the Moose won their first game of the playoffs, 7–2.[20] Schroeder played in all six of the Moose's playoff games and registered three goals and three assists. As he was signed after the NHL trade deadline, Schroeder was not eligible to join the Canucks for the NHL playoffs.[21]

Schroeder during warm-ups with the Vancouver Canucks during the 2013–14 season

After attending his first professional training camp with the Canucks, he was reassigned to the Moose on September 27, 2011.[22] Playing the first game of the season on October 8 against the Peoria Rivermen, Schroeder recorded three assists in a 4–3 win.[23] Two months later, during a game against the Oklahoma City Barons on December 10, Schroeder was involved in a collision of several players and left the game with a high ankle sprain.[24] Fourth on the team in scoring at the time of the injury, with five goals and eight assists, Schroeder missed 16 games and returned to the Moose on January 20, 2011 against the Abbotsford Heat.[25] He finished his professional rookie season with 28 points (10 goals and 18 assists) over 61 games, while adding 6 points (1 goal and 5 assists) in 11 post-season games.[26]

During the off-season, the Moose franchise was relocated to St. John's, Newfoundland due to the Winnipeg Jets' return to the NHL, forcing the team out of the Winnipeg market. As a result, the Canucks began a new AHL affiliation, moving Schroeder to the Chicago Wolves for the 2011–12 season. He scored his first goal with the Wolves on October 14, 2011, in a 4–2 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals.[27] He finished the 2011-12 season third on the Wolves with 21 goals and 44 points.[28]

The 2012–13 NHL lockout ensured that Schroeder started the 2012-13 season with the Wolves. Schroeder played in 30 games with the Wolves, scoring nine goals and ten assists. When the lockout ended in January 2013 he was initially sent back to Chicago, but after the Canucks played two games he was recalled to join the team.[29] He made his NHL debut January 23, 2013 against the Calgary Flames.[26] Schroeder recorded his first point, an assist, on January 25 against the Anaheim Ducks, his second NHL game.[30] He then scored the winning shootout goal in his sixth game, the Canucks 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on February 1. In his ninth game, February 9 against Calgary, Schroeder scored his first two goals in the NHL; both came against Leland Irving, with the first one being the game winning goal.[31]

Schroeder spent the summer prior to the 2013–14 season recovering from shoulder surgery. He then fractured his left ankle in the Canucks first preseason game of the year.[32] By mid-October Schroeder returned to the Canucks; however he only played three games before once again fracturing his left ankle; surgery was required after this injury, keeping him out until January 2014. Prior to rejoining the Canucks, Schroeder played two games with their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, recording one assist.[32] He would ultimately play 25 games with Vancouver during the season, recording six points. As a result, the Canucks did not tender Schroeder a qualifying offer when the season ended, making him an unrestricted free agent. He was then signed to a two-year, two-way contract by the Minnesota Wild on July 11.[33]

At the completion of his contract following the 2016–17 season, Schroeder as a restricted free agent was not to be tendered a new contract with the Wild. Approaching his free agent status, Schroeder was traded by the Wild to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Dante Salituro on June 23, 2017.[34] He was later signed by the Blue Jackets to avoid free agency with a two-year contract on June 27, 2017.[35] In the 2017–18 season, Schroeder appeared in 21 games with the Blue Jackets for 1 goal and 1 assist. In clearing waivers throughout the season, he was also assigned to add a veteran presence with AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, posting 36 points in 48 games.

On June 27, 2018, Schroeder was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for goaltender Jean-Francois Berube.[36]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing the  United States
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Canada
World Junior U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Russia
Silver medal – second place 2007 Finland

Schroeder debuted with the American junior national team internationally at the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships in Finland. He helped the United States to a silver medal as he finished third in tournament scoring with 11 points, behind American teammates Colin Wilson and James van Riemsdyk.[37]

The following year, Schroeder was named to the under-20 team, the youngest on the team at 17, for the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic.[38] He finished second in team scoring and tied for fourth in the tournament behind van Riemsdyk with one goal and seven assists for eight points in seven games.[39] Three months later, Schroeder made his second U18 tournament appearance. Named the player of the game in the American's match against Sweden, he recorded five points in seven games as the Americans earned a bronze medal.[5][40]

At the 2009 World Junior Championships in Canada, Schroeder established the American record for most career assists at the tournament with 15.[4] The youngest player on the team, Schroeder was named the player of the game in a match against the Czech Republic, and led the Americans in scoring with 11 points.[11][41]

On December 23, 2009, Schroeder was named to the American team for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, his third straight appearance at the World Junior Championships. The only player on the American team to play in two previous World Junior tournaments, Schroeder was also the first player from the University of Minnesota to participate in three tournaments.[42][43] In a quarter-final match against Finland Schroeder notched three assists, including his 26th career point in the tournament, which surpassed Jeremy Roenick for the highest career total for an American.[44] His 20 career assists was the third highest total in the history of the tournament.[45] In the gold-medal game against Canada, Schroeder led the American team in shots on goal with six, scoring a goal on one of them.[46] He finished with three goals and five assists in seven games as the Americans won the gold medal.[47]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 St. Thomas Academy Cadets MN-HS 31 27 35 62
2006–07 US NTDP NAHL 31 12 11 23 10
2006–07 USA U-17 NTDP 8 2 8 10 2
2006–07 USA U-18 NTDP 17 6 13 19 4
2007–08 US NTDP NAHL 14 1 8 9 4
2007–08 USA U-18 NTDP 41 21 23 44 12
2008–09 University of Minnesota WCHA 35 13 32 45 29
2009–10 University of Minnesota WCHA 37 9 19 28 14
2009–10 Manitoba Moose AHL 11 4 5 9 0 6 3 3 6 4
2010–11 Manitoba Moose AHL 61 10 18 28 10 11 1 5 6 2
2011–12 Chicago Wolves AHL 76 21 23 44 18 5 1 1 2 1
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 42 12 21 33 14
2012–13 Vancouver Canucks NHL 31 3 6 9 4
2013–14 Vancouver Canucks NHL 25 3 3 6 2
2013–14 Utica Comets AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Iowa Wild AHL 35 10 18 28 10
2014–15 Minnesota Wild NHL 25 3 5 8 2 3 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Iowa Wild AHL 40 14 20 34 12
2015–16 Minnesota Wild NHL 26 2 2 4 2 2 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Iowa Wild AHL 25 6 12 18 12
2016–17 Minnesota Wild NHL 37 6 7 13 0
2017–18 Cleveland Monsters AHL 48 14 22 36 14
2017–18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 21 1 1 2 4
NHL totals 165 18 24 42 14 5 1 0 1 0


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States U18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 4 7 11 0
2008 United States U18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 2 5 2
2008 United States WJC 4th 6 1 7 8 2
2009 United States WJC 5th 6 3 8 11 2
2010 United States WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 3 5 8 2
2016 United States WC 4th 9 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 33 14 29 43 8
Senior totals 9 0 1 1 0



Award Year
WCHA Rookie of the Year 2009
All-WCHA Second Team 2009
WCHA Rookie Team 2009
WCHA All-Academic Team 2010

Minnesota Golden Gophers team awards[edit]

Award Year
Rookie of the Year 2009


Award Year
2008 IIHF World U18 Championships Player of the Game Match vs. Sweden
2009 World Junior Championships Player of the Game Match vs. Czech Republic


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Cody Hodgson
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Nicklas Jensen