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Nate Schmidt
Nate Schmidt
Defenseman  - WSH
Number: 88
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 191
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 16, 1991  (Age 24)
Birthplace: St. Cloud, MN, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, April 2, 2013
Appeared in a career-high 39 games ... Scored his first goal of the season vs. BOS (3/15)
... Earned an assist vs. TB (12/13) ... Led WSH in hits (5) at TOR (11/29) ... Led WSH in
blocked shots (3) vs. NYI (11/28) ... Earned an assist at STL (11/15) ... Earned an assist
vs. CBJ (11/11) ... Appeared in 19 games with Hershey during the 2014-15 regular season,
recording nine points (3g, 6a) ... Registered an AHL career-high three points (2g, 1a) in
his AHL season debut vs. Norfolk (1/10) ... Recorded nine points (4g, 5a) in eight games
with Hershey (AHL) during the 2015 Calder Cup playoffs ... Tallied three assist against
Worcester (5/1) ... Recorded three points (1g, 2a) against Hartford (5/8).
2013-14: Scored a goal and was (+3) at NYR (12/8) ... Scored his first NHL goal and was
(+3) vs. NSH (12/7) ... Earned an assist at NYI (11/30) ... Recorded three blocked shots
in 20:07 of ice time vs. PIT (11/20) ... Registered three blocked shots vs. STL (11/17) ...
Skated in 22:05 of ice time at DET (11/15) ... Registered three shots and three blocked
shots in 18:34 of ice time at COL (11/10) ... Earned an assist and was (+3) at PHI (11/1) ...
Registered an assist at VAN (10/28) ... Earned his first career NHL point with an assist at
CGY (10/26) ... Registered three shots and two penalty minutes in 21:00 of ice time vs.
CBJ (10/19) ... Recorded two shots in 20:01 of ice time vs. NYR (10/16) ... Made his NHL
debut, recording three shots in 14:51 of ice time vs. COL (10/12) ... Appeared in 38 games
with the Bears (AHL), registering 13 points (2g, 11a) ... Ranked fourth among Hershey
defensemen in assists.
College Career
2012-13: Registered 32 points (nine goals, 23 assists) and 16 penalty minutes with the
University of Minnesota during his junior season... Named to the All-WCHA First Team
and AHCA West Second-Team All-American after leading the league in scoring by a
defenseman ... Finished the season ranked tied for third among all NCAA defensemen
with 32 points including a career-high nine goals ... Led all collegiate defensemen and
ranked tied for sixth among all skaters with 19 power-play points ... finished the season
with a plus-15 rating ... Led Minnesota to their second consecutive MacNaughton Cup
as Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular-season champions. 2011-12:
Posted a career-high 41 points (3 goals, 38 assists) ... Finished third overall in the nation
with 38 assists ... Named to the All-WCHA Second Team ... Led team in assists ... Ranked
first among Minnesota defensemen and fourth on the team in points ... Team won the
MacNaughton Cup as Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular-season
champions ... Played in 2012 Frozen Four in Tampa. 2010-11: Appeared in 13 games as
a freshman at Minnesota ... Split time between forward and defense. 2009-10: Played in
57 games with the Fargo Force of the USHL ... Recorded 37 points (14 goals, 23 assists)
and 81 penalty minutes ... Ranked first among Fargo defensemen in goals and points.
NHL Transactions
Signed with Washington as a free agent, April 2, 2013.
Twitter: @nateschmidt29 ... Lists his favorite movies as Top Gun and Sandlot ... His
favorite TV shows are Family Guy, Recess and Rocket Power ... His favorite video game
is Halo ... His favorite actor is Bradley Cooper ... His first car was a 2001 Pontiac Grand
Prix ... His favorite artists are Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town and The Beach Boys.