Here’s hoping the Roberto Luongo situation gets resolved soon so Cory Schneider can get the chance to be the No. 1 goalie in Vancouver after being drafted in the first round by the Canucks in 2004.
Schneider, 26, still has a long career ahead of him, and he’s already close to becoming the most decorated netminder Boston College has had in the NHL.
Considering how many former Eagles have skated in the NHL, it’s a short and undistinguished list for goalies:
NHL: Parts of 10 seasons
64-46-20 record, 2.65 GAA, .910 save pct.
Nearly half his career wins (25) came in 2008-09 while filling in for an injured Martin Brodeur.
NHL: Parts of five seasons
39-18-4 record, 2.30 GAA, .926 save pct.
His 1.96 GAA last season was among the league’s best and nearly a half-goal lower than Luongo’s.
NHL: Parts of two seasons
2-16-0 record, 5.60 GAA, .830 save pct.
Was far more successful as a coach with Providence (AHL) and the Islanders (2008-11).
NHL: Part of one season
1-1-0 record, 3.00 GAA, .875 save pct.
Made two starts for the 1981-82 Blues; otherwise did best work for Salt Lake Golden Eagles of CHL.
NHL: Parts of three seasons
0-2-0 record, 5.96 GAA, .794 save pct.
Rhode Island native signed with Bruins in 1993 after strong AHL run, but didn’t make it to big club.