A native of Prior Lake, Minn. Schroeder split last season between the Canucks and the team's AHL affiliate -- the Chicago Wolves. Schroeder made his NHL debut in 2013, scoring three goals and six assists in 31 games. He finished fourth on the Wolves in scoring with 12 goals and added 21 assists in 42 games.
ProHockeyTalk notes that Schroeder is the current favorite to start the season as the Canucks' third-line center.
"I'll play anywhere they want me to play, Schroeder told The Province. "I've just got to do what I do, use my speed and be confident."
The 2009 WCHA Rookie of the Year, Schroeder spent two years with the Gophers, tallying 73 points in 72 career games before signing with Vancouver. On the international stage, Schroeder has appeared in three World Junior Championships; his 27 points (20 goals) in the World Junior Championships are the most ever by an American.