Akira Schmid

Akira Schmid

23-Year-Old GoalieG
New Jersey Devils
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Vitek Vanecek had a good season as the Devils' starter in 2022-23, but Akira Schmid was also excellent when he got a chance to play. Schmid's strong performance forced the team to go with three netminders at times, and at 23 years old, Schmid's still got plenty of room to grow after posting a 2.13 GAA and a .922 save percentage over 18 regular-season contests last year. Schmid enters 2023-24 as the clear backup, but he should playcloser to 30 games this season, which gives him enough appeal to be a third or fourth goalie in most fantasy formats. If Vanecek struggles or goes down with an injury, Schmid will have a clear path to starter-level usage, at least temporarily. Don't forget about the youngster on draft day. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Devils in May of 2021.
Stuck with loss in return to NHL
GNew Jersey Devils
February 26, 2024
Schmid stopped 23 of 26 shots in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
ANALYSIS
Making his first NHL start since Dec. 21, Schmid kept the Bolts off the scoreboard through the first period but things unraveled quickly to begin the second, as he was beaten twice in the first five minutes. The 23-year-old netminder hadn't been particularly impressive during his stint with AHL Utica, and his 3.47 GAA and .886 save percentage through 13 games for the minor-league club are actually worse than his 3.24 GAA and .892 save percentage in 16 contests for the Devils. Schmid will need to perform much better to put any pressure on Nico Daws for the top spot in the crease.
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Starting Sunday
GNew Jersey Devils
February 25, 2024
Schmid will guard the home cage Sunday versus Tampa Bay, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
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Back in NHL
GNew Jersey Devils
February 24, 2024
Schmid was summoned from AHL Utica on Saturday.
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Sent to minors
GNew Jersey Devils
February 21, 2024
Schmid was reassigned to AHL Utica on Wednesday, per Mike Morreale of NHL.com.
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Called up from minors
GNew Jersey Devils
February 12, 2024
Schmid was recalled from AHL Utica on Monday.
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AHL bound
GNew Jersey Devils
December 28, 2023
Schmid was reassigned to AHL Utica on Thursday.
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