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Fantasy Summary

Schneider is a mobile two-way blueliner that makes good decisions and skates well. He makes a good first pass and understands when to join the rush.


Observations

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August 2019 – Braden Schneider is one of the top defenders eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. His game is predicated on effective puck movement and a willingness to use his strong frame to his advantage. Defensively, he stays in a good position and closes the gap on the rush. He engages physically, stepping up on a forward who is attempting to enter the zone with possession. He battles in front of the net, using his size to clear space for his goaltender. He has a penchant for throwing big hits that can sometimes take him out of the play which is one area of his game that could use some cleaning up. The young Brandon Wheat Kings defender makes a good first pass, oftentimes opting for the aggressive play such as a stretch pass. He tries to push the pace from the backend. Schneider does a good job of identifying when to jump into the rush creating an odd-man rush. He does a good job of trailing the play and cleaning up a rebound or finding the loose puck to continue applying the offensive pressure. He has a great shot that he gets off quickly, doing an excellent job of getting down to the circles rather than taking low percentage shots from the blue line. The combination of Schneider’s size, skating and IQ is an intriguing skill set for a modern-day defenseman. –Tony Ferrari

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth September 20, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Prince Albert Raiders U15 AASAAHL U1527 6 1420 55|Playoffs9 1 23
 2015-2016 Prince Albert Raiders U15 AASAAHL U1530 7 1320 26|Playoffs3 1 34
  Prince Albert Mintos U18 AAASMAAAHL2 0 11 0|Playoffs2 0 00
 2016-2017 Prince Albert Mintos U18 AAASMAAAHL35 12 1931 73|Playoffs6 0 00 23 
  Brandon Wheat KingsWHL1 0 00 0|Playoffs3 0 11
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16- - -- -|        
 2017-2018 Team Gold U17-Dev3 0 11 0|        
  Brandon Wheat KingsWHL66 1 2122 16|Playoffs11 0 66
  Canada White U17WHC-176 1 12 0|        
 2018-2019 Brandon Wheat KingsWHL58 8 1624 26|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 2 13 2|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 4|        
 2019-2020 Brandon Wheat KingsWHL60 7 3542 42|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        

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