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Vegas Golden Knights

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Latest News
  • Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Headed overseas during suspension

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/3/18) Schmidt (suspension) will link up with a club in Vienna during his 20-game ban for violating the league's anti-drug policy, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.

    While Schmidt was allowed to practice with the Golden Knights during training camp, his suspension prohibits him from doing so any further. Instead he will head to Switzerland to practice with a team over there. The earliest the defenseman can return to action is Nov. 18 versus Edmonton.

    Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Denies intentionally taking banned substance

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/6/18) Schmidt issued a statement through the NHL Players' Association, asserting that he feels he's been wrongfully accused of violating the league's anti-drug policy, which resulted in a 20-game suspension that was ultimately upheld after an appeal from an independent arbitrator, Katie Strang of The Athletic reports.

    The burgeoning defenseman, who is fresh off career highs with the Golden Knights, including five goals and 31 assists, vehemently denies any wrongdoing. "Not only did I not intentionally take a banned substance, I could not have received any performance enhancement benefit from the trace amount that inadvertently got into my system at a level that was far too small to have any effect," Schmidt said in the statement. "This low amount was consistent with environmental contamination that I could not possibly have prevented." This is an important issue because it calls into question the validity of select drug testing policies, and changes could be in order when the league's Collective Bargaining Agreement is ultimately modified.

    Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Faces 20-game ban

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/2/18) Schmidt has been suspended 20 games for violating the NHL's Performance Enhancing Substances policy, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.

    Schmidt had his best season yet with the Golden Knights in 2017-18, scoring five goals and adding 31 helpers over 76 games. He'll be hard-pressed to match that total again since he'll have to sit out until Nov. 18. This will open the door for Deryk Engelland to man the top defensive pairing. Schmidt will be able to participate in training camp but no preseason games, and he'll be further evaluated for possible treatment.

    Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Watches former team hoist cup

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/8/18) Schmidt potted his third goal of the postseason in Thursday's season-ending, 4-3 loss to the Capitals.

    Schmidt scored the first of his team's three second-period tallies, but Vegas was otherwise blanked in this Game 5 and ultimately came up one goal short. As a result, his new team's inaugural season came to a close at the hands of his former team in the Stanley Cup Finals. Schmidt's 36 regular-season points were more than double his best output with Washington, so the 26-year-old blueliner's future looks bright despite this disappointment.

    Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt: Seeing increased ice time

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/20/18) Schmidt is averaging just under 25 minutes of ice time per game, including 2:40 on the power play, during his team's historic playoff run.

    The Golden Knights are just one game away from making a Stanley Cup appearance in their first ever NHL season, and Schmidt is a huge reason why. His 24:56 of ice time during the playoffs is up from his 22:14 average during the regular season, and he's seeing nearly a full minute more per game during the man advantage. The 26-year-old blueliner has a pair of goals and six points during the playoffs and he should maintain his spot on the top defensive pair from here on out.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Washington292464000000
2014-15Washington39134-2000000
2015-16Washington722141612001000
2016-17Washington603141722000000
2017-18Vegas765313619101001
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14Washington414.9542:086075:2016:586003
2014-15Washington402.5541:347110:206:1710005
2015-16Washington802.51301:0116864:1796:5616203
2016-17Washington605.0928:4311889:3242:4116008
2017-18Vegas1034.91690:192065132:52143:4916008
3244.05003:456257152:21306:41642027
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SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2015-16Washington10011-3000000
2016-17Washington111346000000
2017-18Vegas203477000000
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2015-16Washington70.0125:021911:095:382001
2016-17Washington175.9183:072550:353:454002
2017-18Vegas387.9488:2960848:2244:184002
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/194
Birthdate:
7/16/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
St. Cloud, MN
Team:
Vegas Golden Knights
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