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).
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.
At 5’9/180, Schroeder isnt' the biggest player in stature, but he may be the most complete. Schroeder is a highly intelligent player that thinks and understands the game exceedingly well. He possesses excellent vision, awareness, and knows where plays will end up. He is instinctive and creative. Schroeder has the ability to make players around him better and his infectious enthusiasm and passion for the game is difficult to miss.
Schroeder has proven time and again that he is more than capable of competing against bigger and stronger players. He is remarkably strong on his skates and while he is still growing into his body, the strength that he now has he uses to great advantage. This can be seen in areas such as protecting the puck and his play along the boards. Schroeder has also demonstrated that he can handle the physically punishing aspects of the game as well.
The 2013-14 season for Schroeder will be every bit as important as 2012-13, if not more so. While injuries to teammates got him onto the roster for 31 games, he still needs to prove that he belongs. Being a diminutive player by NHL standards, he must find his niche in order to stick. He has proven detractors wrong every step of the way, largely due in part to his on-ice vision, and ability to set up teammates. He signed a one-year contract July 24th.