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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Cory Schneider Calls Quits On NHL Career; Shifts Focus To Europe

Cory Schneider has been part of New York Islanders hockey for the last several seasons, only appearing in the NHL for New York under emergency roles.

Playing with AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Islanders, Schneider racked a 19-11-3 record with a 2.94 GAA that was accompanied by a .913sv%.

The 37-year-old has been a mainstay in Bridgeport, and what is to come is being considered as “surprising.”

Islanders President, Lou Lamoriello, says his understanding is that Cory Schneider will play in Europe next season and that he has given up his goal of getting back in the NHL.

After Schneider’s final start with Bridgeport, which resulted in a 35 save, 5-1 Islanders win, the goalie said to CT Insider reporter Michael Fornabaio, “Switzerland’s an option because I have Swiss citizenship,” Schneider said. “I played there during the (2012-13) lockout and stayed in touch with at least one team who’d said ‘would you be interested in coming over toward the end?’

It is expected that New York will play 2021 third-round pick Tristan Lennox at Bridgeport this season, which most likely would have put Schneider in a backup role.

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