Drafted in the first round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by Vancouver, Schneider made it known his intentions to play in Boston College for the 2004-05 season
Schneider completed a near perfect rookie season at Boston College going 13-1-4 in 19 appearances, despite missing time due to the IHHF U-20 WJC and a knee injury. Schneider finished first in the nation with a .833 winning percentage. His 1.90 goals against average ranked sixth in the nation while his .916 save percentage ranked tied for 24th.
After a successful second season, Schneider’s junior year saw him start all 42 games en route to a 29-12-1 record that included six shutouts, a 2.15 GAA and .925 save percentage.
Cory Schneider left Boston College as one of the school’s most successful goaltenders and holds the BC record for most career shutouts (15) and single-season saves (1,111).
2007-08: After a terrible opening to his first pro season with the Manitoba Moose, Schneider rebounded in the second half and finished with very strong numbers, including a 2.28 GAA and impressive .916 save percentage.
Talent AnalysisSchneider is a fundamentally sound goaltender with superb quickness and agility. He has demonstrated that he can step up in big games. Schneider plays with a tremendous amount of focus and confidence and exhibits his maturity on and off the ice. Schneider is excellent positionally. He does an outstanding job of taking away the lower portion of the net, moves extremely well laterally and with his 6’2 frame covers a lot of the top half of the net as well. He will aggressively challenge shooters and has a quick glove. The most notable improvement that Schneider made in his collegiate career is his ability to control rebounds. It isn’t often that he will give up rebounds and when he does, he does an excellent job of steering loose pucks away from the crease area.
After an overall successful start to his professional career with the Moose last season, Schneider appears poised to play more minutes and continue to develop this year. Currently expected to share time with Drew McIntyre, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Schneider force himself into a starting role midway through the season. Goaltenders are typically volatile prospects, but Schneider certainly has demonstrated he has NHL starting goalie potential.