Mathieu Schneider was a 21-season (1987-2010) high scoring National Hockey League 'offensive defenseman' with 10 NHL teams. He played multiple seasons for Montreal, New York Islanders, Toronto, NY Rangers, Los Angeles, Detroit, and single seasons with Anaheim, Atlanta, Vancouver and Phoenix.
Playing 1289 NHL games, Schneider scored 223 goals, which at the time of his retirement ranked him the 14th highest goal-scoring defenseman in National Hockey League history.
Mat Schneider ranks 10th all-time in 'power play' goals (100). Combined with assists, the New York-born Schneider scored 743 career points. He led all NHL defensemen in goals in 2005-06.
His Montreal Canadiens team won the Stanley Cup in 1993, and he was named to NHL All-Star games in 1996 and 2003.
He was a member of the 1996 U.S. World Cup championship team (vs Canada), the 1998 Olympic "DreamTeam" (first American team to use pro players) and the 2006 U.S. Olympic team. A serious abdominal injury kept him out of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Matt was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.