2008-09: The skillful 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 plus-one.
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.