The Vancouver Canucks have announced that they have struck a deal with goaltender Cory Schneider.
The netminder from Marblehead, Massachusetts inked a three year, $12 million deal with the west coast hockey team.
After appearing in 33 games in the 2011-2012 season, the 26 year old posted an impressive 1.96 goals against average with a .937 save percentage and 3 shutouts.
Following an early exit from the 2011-2012 playoffs, there was considerable controversy over who would become the starting goaltender after Schneider replaced Roberto Luongo. Though there has been plenty of rumours over the fate of Luongo, which may see Schneider become the new starter.
Schneider was set to become a restricted free agent on Sunday, July 1st, 2012.
Source: The Vancouver Sun
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