Boston Bruins Goalie Clears Waivers
October 12, 2010
The Providence Bruins, entering their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have assigned goaltender Nolan Schaefer to Providence. The goalie was placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment on Monday.
Schaefer, 30, was signed by Boston as a free agent on July 5, inking a one-year contract. The net-minder accompanied the parent Bruins on their overseas trip to Belfast and Prague but did not appear in a game. Now in his eighth professional season, Schaefer returns to the North American game after spending the 2009-10 campaign with CSKA Moskow of the Kontinental Hockey League, where he went 6-10-1 with a 2.66 goals-against-average in 22 games.
Prior to playing in Russia, the native of Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, appeared in seven NHL contests as a member of the San Jose Sharks in 2005-06, compiling a 5-1-0 record, one shutout, a 1.87 GAA and .920 save percentage. Schaefer has also suited up for several AHL clubs, including the Houston Aeros, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Hershey Bears, Worcester Sharks and Cleveland Barons, as well as the ECHL's Fresno Falcons. In his pro career, he is 118-115-15 with 15 shutouts, a 2.64 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 266 regular season games. Schaefer has also recorded a 10-14 mark, 2.77 GAA and .911 save percentage in 26 postseason outings, all in the AHL.
Schaefer, a four-year member of the Providence College Friars from 1999 until 2003, was selected 166th overall by San Jose in round five of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He is the younger brother of former Bruin, Peter Schaefer, who suited up for Boston in 2007-08 and Providence in 2008-09.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com