Schroeder Set for NHL Debut on Wednesday

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It looks as though former Gopher Jordan Schroeder will make his NHL debut on Wednesday for the Vancouver Canucks. The Prior Lake, Minn., native was recalled by Vancouver earlier today from the Chicago Wolves (AHL), skated with the Canucks in the afternoon and is expected in the lineup Wednesday night against Calgary. 

"I'm excited -- I've been working really hard for this. It's been a long time, and I'm really looking forward to the opportunity," Schroeder told CanucksTV. "I'll definitely have some butterflies, but you have to treat like it's just another game. Just do your job and good things will happen." 

The 2009 WCHA Rookie of the Year, Schroeder spent two years with the Gophers after being drafted 22nd overall by the Canucks in 2009. With Minnesota, the forward tallied 73 points in 72 career games before signing with Vancouver in 2010. 

Since signing, Schroeder has played in 188 games with Vancouver's AHL affiliates (first the Manitoba Moose and most recently the Chicago Wolves), scoring 100 points (44 goals, 56 assists). In 30 games this season with Wolves, Schroeder has tallied 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists). 

If Schroeder dresses for the Canucks tomorrow, as is expected, the forward will be the 13th former Gopher to play in the NHL this season.  

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