Schmidt with the Golden Knights in 2018
July 16, 1991 |
St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Vegas Golden Knights
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.
After signing with the Capitals as an undrafted free agent in April 2013, 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. He made his NHL debut on October 12, 2013, against the Colorado Avalanche. He scored his first NHL goal on December 7, 2013 against Marek Mazanec of the Nashville Predators. Schmidt was reassigned to Hershey on December 15, 2013.
After four seasons with the Capitals, Schmidt was left exposed by the club in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. He was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017. Ater going to an arbiter in August, Schmidt signed a two-year $4.45 million contract with the Knights. During his first season with the team, Schmidt found success, putting up career high numbers in points and leading the Knights in average playing time. He helped lead the Knights to the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs in their inaugural season, only to lose in the finals to his former team.
|2008–09||St. Cloud Cathedral||MNHS||25||21||24||45||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||76||5||31||36||16||20||3||4||7||4|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Second Team||2011–12|
|All-WCHA First Team||2012–13|||
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2012–13|
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- Carp, Steve (August 5, 2017). "Nate Schmidt to receive $4.45M after arbiter rules". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
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- Rosen, Dan (June 8, 2018). "Capitals win Stanley Cup, defeat Golden Knights in Game 5 of Final". NHL.com. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
- "Conference Honors, 2012–13". College Hockey.com. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-10-15.