Chris Drury, Mathieu Schneider, Angela Ruggiero and Ron DeGregorio will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, USA Hockey announced on Monday.
The 43rd U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame enshrinement dinner and ceremony will be held in Boston on December 17.
Schneider spent 20 seasons as an NHL defenseman with 10 teams: the Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers, Vancouver Canucks and Phoenix Coyotes. He won the Stanley Cup playing against the Kings with the Canadiens in 1993.
“We’re all extremely privileged to be a part of USA Hockey and this is one of the greatest days of my career,” Schneider said. “I appreciate everything I’ve been able to achieve through the help and support of USA Hockey. Timing is everything. I feel fortunate to have been able to play with a tremendous group of players.”
A native of New York City, Schneider serves as a special assistant to the executive director of the NHL Players’ Association.
In 1, 289 games, Schneider recorded 223 goals, 520 assists and 743 points. He had 12 goals and 54 points in 116 playoff games. His 36 game-winning goals rank 11th among defensemen.Read more... Join the Conversation...