Wow no one saw that coming.. All word was that Luongo was out the door.
Devils get Cory Schneider for pick
ESPNNewYork.com | June 30, 2013
NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils made a splash in the opening hour of the 2013 NHL draft, dealing their ninth overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks to acquire goaltender Cory Schneider.
Schneider will likely serve as the heir apparent to 41-year-old Martin Brodeur, who has one year remaining on a two-year deal.
The Canucks selected center Bo Horvat with the acquired pick.
The move ends months of speculation out of Vancouver around the team's goaltending situation. Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo has previously made clear his desire to be traded, though general manager Mike Gillis began shopping Schneider instead in the days leading up to the draft.
The 27-year-old Schneider was 17-9-4 in 30 games for the Canucks this season.