Press Release – Devils Name Andy Schneider Amateur Scout

The New Jersey Devils today expanded their scouting department by naming Andy Schneider as amateur scout. The announcement was made by Devils’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Schneider, 43, joins the Devils’ organization after serving the Columbus Blue Jackets as an amateur scout for the past three seasons. He began his post-playing career in 2011-12 as an assistant coach with Swift Current (WHL). Schneider played 18 seasons professionally, including ten in Germany from 1997 through 2007, before completing his career with a four-year stint in Austria, which concluded in 2010-11. He played in the 2001-02 and 2002-03 DEL All-Star Games and finished tied for second in the league with 52 points in 2002-03. Schneider ranks 20th in Germany’s history with 267 assists, 28th with 395 points and 17th with 828 penalty minutes. After finishing fourth in the Austrian league in regular-season scoring with 58 points in 2008-09, he led Klagenfurter AC to the Austrian championship and paced all skaters with 11 goals, 17 assists and 28 points in the playoffs. Not drafted, Schneider was signed by Ottawa as a free agent on Oct. 9, 1992, spent two years with the organization and saw action in ten NHL games in 1993-94. He split the 1994-95 season between Prince Edward Island (AHL), the Canadian national team and Leksand (Swe.), and played with Minnesota/Manitoba (IHL) from 1995-97.

Schneider played five seasons of junior hockey with Seattle and Swift Current (WHL), 1988-93, and represented Canada at the 1992 World Junior Championships. He was named to the 1992-93 WHL East Second All-Star Team and was awarded playoff MVP honors after posting a league-leading 13g-26a-39pts en-route to the Broncos’ championship. Schneider also finished sixth with 104 points in 1991-92. Born March 29, 1972 in Edmonton, Alta., Andy and his wife, Kim, reside in Swift Current, Sask., with their two sons, Jackson and Zachary.

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