Jordan Schroeder
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Jordan Schroeder

Hometown:

Prior Lake Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-09-29

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

5-8

Acquired:

1st round (22nd overall), 2009

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: The skillful Jordan Schroeder was named the WCHA Rookie of the Year after leading the nation in rookie scoring with 45 points (13 goals, 32 assists) in 35 games. He also co-led Minnesota with a plus-17. Schroeder was a member of Team USA’s 2009 World Junior Championship squad, where he led the team in scoring with 11 points (three goals, eight assists). Schroeder was chosen in the first round, 22nd overall, of the 2009 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.

2009-10: Schroeder made his pro debut with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose after signing a three-year, entry-level contract with Vancouver in March 2010 following his sophomore season at the University of Minnesota. He scored 4 goals with 5 assists and was -1 in 11 regular season games with the Moose. He skated in all six games during the Moose’ first round series with Hamilton and was the team’s second-leading scorer with 3 goals and 3 assists with a -2 plus/minus and 4 PMs. Schroeder skated in 37 of 39 games for the Gophers during the college season and was tied with Sharks’ prospect Tony Lucia for the team lead with 28 points; finishing -6 with 9 goals and a team-high 19 assists. Schroeder scored 5 of his 9 goals on the power play. The Gophers finished a disappointing seventh in the WCHA.

2010-11: Schroeder skated in 61 games for the Manitoba Moose in his first pro season – missing time mid-season with an ankle injury. Playing alongside another high profile former first round pick (Cody Hodgson) at times, Schroeder finished with 10 goals and 18 assists and was -7 with 10 PMs. Manitoba finished third in the North Division and advanced to the second round of the AHL playoffs. In 14 playoff games Schroeder scored 1 goal with 5 assists and was +1 with 2 PMs.

2011-12: Schroeder skated in all 76 games for Canucks AHL affiliate Chicago in his second pro season and was the Wolves’ third-leading scorer. He scored 21 goals with 23 assists and was plus-eight with 18 penalty minutes. The Wolves finished first in the Midwest Division and lost to San Antonio in overtime of the decisive fifth game in their first round series with the Rampage. In five playoff games Schroeder scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +1.

2012-13: Schroeder made his NHL debut in late January and skated in 31 games with the Canucks in his first pro season. He scored 3 goals with 6 assists and had an even plus/minus with 4 penalty minutes; averaging 13:42 minutes of ice time. A shoulder injury that required surgery over the summer kept him out of the playoffs. Schroeder skated in 42 games for the Canucks’ AHL affiliate in Chicago prior to his call-up, scoring 12 goals with 21 assists and finishing with an even plus/minus and 14 penalty minutes. The Wolves were fourth in the Midwest Division and missed the AHL playoffs.

2013-14: Schroeder skated in 25 games for the Canucks in his fourth pro season — missing much of the season due to an ankle injury — and played two games with Vancouver AHL affiliate Utica in a rehab stint. He scored 3 goals with 3 assists and was minus-7 with 2 penalty minutes for Vancouver; averaging 12 minutes of ice time per game. In two games with Utica he had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes and had an even plus/minus. Not tendered a qualifying offer by Vancouver in June, he signed a two-year contract with the Wild in July 2014. 

Talent Analysis

Schroeder isn't the biggest player in stature but is an intelligent player that thinks and understands the game. He is instinctive and creative and has the ability to make players around him better and his infectious enthusiasm and passion for the game is difficult to miss. Schroeder is strong on his skates despite his size and uses leverage to his advantage. He is good at protecting the puck and stick handling in small areas and along the boards. Schroeder has demonstrated that he can handle the physically punishing aspects of the game.

Future

Schroeder attended his first training camp with the Wild before being assigned to Minnesota AHL affiliate Iowa to start the 2014-15 season. He made one NHL appearance with the Wild in November before being returned to Iowa and was subsequently re-called by Minnesota in early January. His offensive numbers at the AHL level and small stature suggest he can be effective at the NHL level in a role similar to that of New Jersey's Stephen Gionta. At the same time he is equally likely to spend the bulk of his career at the minor league level or receive lucrative offers in Europe.

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