Jordan Schroeder, C
Hometown: Burnsville, MN
Drafted: 2009 by Vancouver Canucks, 22nd Overall
April 2015- In light of Jason Zucker’s return to the lineup and his recent influx of production, it has proven even tougher than normal for Schroeder to crack the Minnesota lineup. He continues to bide his time as a healthy scratch in the press box waiting for a chance to prove himself. His chances of being a scoring line presence seem so far away as he continues to struggle to get much of any playing time despite all the injury woes that the team has endured. His unproven track record compared to recent additions like Chris Stewart combined with his lack of contributions to specialty teams provide the makings for a lengthy waiting game. It was an Interesting decision by Mike Yeo to bench Schroeder especially since he was slowly turning things around in early 2015. Edric Joseph
January 2015 – Through the early going of the 2014-2015 season, Jordan Schroeder has proven to be a capable big fish in the AHL pond. A terrific flier acquisition by the Minnesota Wild, Schroeder has been seizing the opportunity to show the Vancouver Canucks what they’re missing out on when they declined the opportunity to resign 24 year old work in progress. As of this entry, Jordan Schroeder has been off to a flying start with 17 points through 21 games. Sustaining this performance and his recently rediscovered on ice assertiveness would be great to see that he is starting to play up to his ability in the professional ranks.
Being smaller in frame, optimal decision making is all the more important to keep himself out of getting in physically trying spots against . The terrific start to this season is definitely step in the right direction, but still has a way to go before he can warrant a long and serious look by the big club. It was a pity to see hands as skillful as his underachieve the way they often did up until this season. Edric Joseph
February 2014 – After multiple injuries, Schroeder has finally returned to the lineup for the Canucks. He has locked up a roster spot on the Canucks and has been averaging over 15 minutes a game while earning some spot time on both the first unit powerplay and the penalty kill. Hopefully he can finish the season strong and injury-free and graduate from prospect-status. Austin Wallace
October 2013 – With an impressive training camp, it seemed that Schroeder had finally stepped up and secured a long-term spot on the Canucks roster. That was setback by a hairline fracture incurred while blocking a shot. He was impressive enough for Tortorella to keep him up when he returned. In his first few games, he has played all the way from the second line to the fourth line while earning good reviews from John Tortorella. Monitor his usage over the next few weeks, as he may end up being their second line centre when Kesler moves up with Henrik Sedin. Austin Wallace
June 2013 – With a new coach coming to the organization and the team needing to fill voids with cheaper cap players, the opportunity for Schroeder is rather large for the upcoming season. Currently he sits as a RFA, but after nine points in 31 games last year for the Canucks, he has shown he can hang with the big boys and is likely to be resigned for a year or two at under a million. He would likely slot in on the third line, and hopefully build on his production numbers and work on his 43.6 faceoff winning percentage. He would not be a bad option to pick up in deep leagues as a late round option. Jason Banks
January 2013 – Schroeder has finally made the NHL after once being a ‘blue chip’ draftee. He is currently skating on the third line and has shown he is not out of place in three games so far. He did chip in his first NHL point vs. Anaheim. He had 19 points in 30 AHL games, which has been his best scoring rate at that level. Should he preform up to par for the Canucks in this opportunity, he may not return to the AHL, but likely play one of the wings when Ryan Kesler returns. Jason Banks
April 2012 – Schroeder dropped in the 2009 draft due to his size and apparent poor team interviews. Once considered a top-10 pick, his offensive production also dropped from 1.29 points-per-game to .76 with Minnesota of the WCHA after his draft year. With only 37 points in his first 72 games in the AHL, Schroeder noticed his offensive numbers improve modestly in 2011/12, with 21 goals and 44 points in his next 76 games. Most importantly, Schroeder's defensive game was also much improved and his development is one of reasons Vancouver could afford to trade away forward Cody Hodgson. Ryan Goddard
Fantasy Outlook: C-
Once dubbed a steal of the first round of the 2009 NHL draft, Schroeder is small tweener forward that could still put up big NHL points, but is running out of chances to do so.
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