Former New York Islanders goaltender Cory Schneider announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday following a 13-year career in the league, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Talked to Cory Schneider a short time ago. He said he didn't want to play in the AHL again and talked to some teams in Switzerland about opportunities to play there, but decided in June it was time to retire and spend time with his family, do things with the kids, etc.
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 26, 2023
Taken 26th overall by Vancouver in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Schneider was a highly touted prospect out of Boston College, which was only amplified after three strong seasons to start his professional career once he established himself as a starting caliber goalie.
In the offseason of 2013, Schneider signed a seven-year contract with the Devils but endured a steep decline in his performance throughout his time in New Jersey.
Eventually, Schneider joined the Islanders organization in 2020, spending the final three years of his career mostly with AHL Bridgeport. In March of 2022, Schneider played in his final NHL game, ironically against the Devils, helping the Islanders capture a 4-3 win.
Schneider played in 410 career NHL games, posting a .918% career save percentage and a 2.43 GAA.