Braden Schneider

2020 NHL Draft
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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.


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

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Prince Albert Raiders U15 AA SAAHL U15 27 6 14 20 55 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3
 2015-2016 Prince Albert Raiders U15 AA SAAHL U15 30 7 13 20 26 | Playoffs 3 1 3 4
  Prince Albert Mintos U18 AAA SMAAAHL 2 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2016-2017 Prince Albert Mintos U18 AAA SMAAAHL 35 12 19 31 73 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 23 
  Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 1 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-16 - - - - - |          
 2017-2018 Team Gold U17-Dev 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 66 1 21 22 16 | Playoffs 11 0 6 6
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 1 1 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 58 8 16 24 26 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 2 1 3 2 |          
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 0 0 4 |          
 2019-2020 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 60 7 35 42 42 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          

Highlights