Devils' Mirco Mueller, Switzerland take silver at World Championships; U.S. beats Canada for bronze

May 20, 2018 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller won a silver medal at the IIHF World Championships with Switzerland, while Keith Kinkaid, Will Butcher, Blake Coleman and Brian Gibbons won bronze with the United States.

Switzerland, featuring Devils defenseman Mirco Mueller, took the silver medal at the 2018 IIHF World Championships with a 3-2 shootout loss to Sweden on Sunday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The United States, which featured Devils forwards Blake Coleman and Brian Gibbons, plus defenseman Will Butcher and goalie Keith Kinkaid, finished in third place following a 4-1 win over Canada in the bronze medal game.

Former Devils defenseman Adam Larsson won gold with Sweden, and he was named to the tournament's All-Star team.

Switzerland saw two one-goal leads disappear in regulation, with Sweden forcing the game to to overtime tied 2-2. The teams remained tied 2-2 after a 20-minute overtime period of 4-on-4 hockey, and Sweden won the shootout, 3-2.

Mueller played in all 10 games for Switzerland, where he finished with one goals and five assists for six points.

Devils forward Nico Hischier did not participate for Switzerland at the World Championships due to a left wrist and hand injury.

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Switzerland made a surprise run to the final following a fourth-place finish in Group A during preliminary play. The Swiss beat Finland, the Group B winner, in the quarterfinals before beating Canada in the semifinals.

Canada played the United States in the bronze medal game after Team USA lost to Sweden, 6-0, in Saturday's semifinals.

The United States rebounded behind a 24-save effort from Kinkaid, who finished the tournament with seven wins and two losses. He started nine of the United States' 10 games. 

Kinkaid was selected as one of Team USA's top three players of the tournament, along with Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks and Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Why Devils' Cory Schneider is selling N.J. home

May 18, 2018 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

Why Devils goalie Cory Schneider listed his Short Hills home on the market on Wednesday. Watch video

Cory Schneider isn't going anywhere.

The Devils goalie listed his Short Hills home on the market on Wednesday, but he and his family are moving to another house in the area, according to a source familiar with the move.

Schneider, and his wife, Jill, bought their current home in 2015 for just over $2.8 million. The house is currently on the market for $2.875 million.

According to property records, Schneider's current home was last assessed at $2.98 million. Property taxes for the home were $47,560 in 2017.

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Schneider and his family typically spend their summers in his native Massachusetts. They have two children.

The goalie still has four years left on the seven-year, $42 million contract he signed with the Devils during July of 2014. The deal pays him $6 million annually through the 2021-22 season and includes a no-trade clause.

Through his five seasons with the Devils, Schneider has a 106-114-44 record with a 2.41 GAA and a .917 save percentage.

He struggled in 2017-18, going 17-6-6 with a 2.93 GAA and .907 save percentage, but following the season, he underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip. The injury lingered throughout the season. He could miss part of training camp and the start of the 2018-19 season as a result of the surgery.

He did save some of his best play for his first postseason games in a Devils uniform. In four postseason games, Schneider posted a 1.78 GAA and .950 save percentage. He did go 1-2 in his three starts, and the Devils were eliminated in five games by the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

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