16-Year Veteran All-Star Goalie Announces Retirement

Cory Schneider, the accomplished goaltender from Marblehead, Massachusetts, officially bid farewell to professional hockey after an illustrious 16-season career in the NHL.

At the age of 37, Schneider made this decision with contentment, recognizing that the time had come to retire, even though he still held a passion for the game.

Throughout his NHL journey, Schneider donned the jerseys of several teams, most notably the Vancouver Canucks, New Jersey Devils, and New York Islanders.

Vancouver, the team that drafted him 26th overall in 2004, still has a place close to his heart:

“Vancouver was the high point for me. They drafted me, and the organization had great people, I had great teammates, and we came within one game of bringing the city its first Stanley Cup.”

His career spanned 410 games, where he notched 171 wins, 26 shutouts, a 2.43 goals-against average (GAA), and a solid .918 save percentage.

His seven-year stint with the Devils saw him climb to second place in franchise history in games played, saves, and shutouts, just behind the legendary Martin Brodeur.

Schneider's career highlights include sharing the William M. Jennings Award with Roberto Luongo during the Canucks' 2010-11 season and helping guide Vancouver to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.

Schneider's decision to retire wasn't taken lightly, as he considered opportunities to extend his career, including offers to play in Switzerland.

Ultimately, he and his family chose to prioritize their life in Fairfield, Connecticut, with their two children.

Looking ahead, Cory Schneider remains open to a range of career possibilities, from finance to hockey coaching or management, while fondly cherishing the memories and friendships forged during his extraordinary hockey journey. Photo Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports