Canucks Trade Mathieu Schneider To Phoenix For Sean Zimmerman, Pick

March 3, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Manitoba Moose News Release

The Vancouver Canucks today announced they have traded defenceman Mathieu Schneider to the Phoenix Coyotes for defenceman Sean Zimmerman and conditional sixth-round draft pick.

Zimmerman, 22, has appeared in 54 games with the San Antonio Rampage this season. In that span, he has collected seven points (2g & 5a) along with 75 penalty minutes. He has played a career total 157 AHL games between San Antonio, Lowell and Albany where he has scored a career total 15 points (4g & 11a) along with 154 penalty minutes. Zimmerman was originally drafted by New Jersey in the sixth round, 170th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Schneider, 40, appeared in eight games with the Moose this season where he accumulated five points (2g & 3a) along with eight penalty minutes. He also appeared in 17 games with the Vancouver Canucks where he racked up five points (2g & 3a) along with 12 penalty minutes. He has played in 1281 career NHL games with Montreal, the New York Islanders, Toronto, the New York Rangers, Los Angeles, Detroit, Anaheim, Atlanta, and Vancouver where he has scored 739 points (223g & 516a) while racking up 1241 penalty minutes. The New York, NY native has also played in 111 career NHL playoff games for 53 points (10g & 43a) and 155 penalty minutes. He captured the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993 and represented the United States at two Winter Olympics (1996 & 2006), and won the World Cup title with the U.S. back in 1996.

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