By Anthony Caruso III
The native New Yorker appeared in two games with the team in April 2016, his first taste of playing in the National Hockey League. He did not have any points in those games, while playing 12 minutes and 38 seconds of ice time.
Before his call up with the Sabres, he led the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League with 56 points in 73 games. He had 21 goals and 35 assists — and had a 14-point streak in 19 games with the team, before be was traded to the Sabres.
He was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Sabres on Feb. 27. Schneider was part of a deal that saw the Sabres acquire forwards Alex Guptill and Eric O’Dell along with defenseman Michael Sdao from the Senators for forwards Jason Akeson and Phil Varone and defenseman Jerome Leduc.
He played in six AHL seasons with the Americans and the Binghamton Senators. During that time, he appeared in 282 regular-season games and had 205 points, with a plus-15 rating and a 126 penalty minutes.
Each of the past three seasons, he had more than 20 goals and 50 points each season.