#15 Peter Schneider
AS A SENIOR: Served as an alternate captain … played in a career-high 41 games, totaling seven goals and nine assists for 16 points … his 16 points tied a career-high mark … had a game-winning goal and blocked nine shots … totaled 38 penalty minutes … finished the season with a +4 plus/minus rating … tied a career-high with two goals in Notre Dame’s 7-5 win at UMass (Dec. 5) … had a strong run in the Hockey East playoffs, netting three goals and adding five assists for eight points in six games … his eight points ranked second in the team in playoff scoring … posted a career-high three assists in Notre Dame’s 7-0, first round game three win over UMass … named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season … earned Third Team Capital One Academic All-America® honors (Div. I Men’s At-Large) as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America … became the sixth Fighting Irish hockey player (first since 2009) to garner Academic All-America recognition … also earned the team’s Rockne Student-Athlete award … one of five student-athletes who received Notre Dame’s 2015 Byron V. Kanaley Award … named the recipient of the Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award for the third time in his career, becoming the fourth three-time winner in program history.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 39 of team’s 40 games in 2013-14 … scored eight goals with eight assists for 16 points, all career highs … recorded one short-handed goal and two game winners … had six penalties for 12 minutes … was +7 on the season … recorded four multi-point games and two games with two goals … named to the Capital One Academic All-District V At-Large first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) … selected to the Hockey East all-academic team … winner of Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Scholar-Athlete Award as the hockey player with the top grade-point average on the team (second time) … first goal of the season was the game winner in 3-2 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 25) … recorded first two-goal game of career in 4–0 win over Merrimack (Nov. 15) … had a two-point night (1g, 1a) in 4-2 win over Lake Superior State (Jan. 18) … scored first short-handed goal of career and added an assist in 3-0 win over Northeastern (Jan. 25) … notched the game winner in Notre Dame’s 2-0 win over Boston University in first round of Hockey East playoffs (Mar. 8) … turned in career-best three-point game (2g, 1a) in 7-2 win over Boston College (March 14) in game one of best-of-three quarterfinal series … in six postseason games, collected three goals with two assists for five points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 35 of the team’s 41 games on the season … scored five goals and added four assists for nine points … picked up 10 penalties for 20 minutes on the year … was +2 on the season … one of 11 CCHA players (one from each team) to be named to the CCHA Scholar-Athlete team … winner of Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Scholar-Athlete Award … got the season off to a fast start with a goal and an assist versus Nebraska Omaha (Oct. 13) in the championship game of the Ice Breaker Tournament … second goal of the season came in a 5-2 Irish win at Northern Michigan (Oct. 26) … continued his strong play in the early part of the season, as he assisted on the lone Irish goal in the 3-1 loss at No. 1 Boston College (Nov. 9) … scored his third of the year in the 3-1 win at Michigan (Nov. 15) … notched just one assist over the next 16 games before getting back in the scoring column with his fourth goal of the season in the 6-4 win over Michigan (Feb. 9) … assisted on Jeff Costello’s game-winning goal in the 2-1 win over Miami at Soldier Field (Feb. 17) … helped the Irish to a 3-1 win over Ohio State in the CCHA semifinals as he scored his fifth of the season, the game-tying goal against the Buckeyes (March 23) at Joe Louis Arena … played in all five postseason games and had one goal for one point.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 23 of Notre Dame’s 40 games … scored two goals with four assists for six points … whistled for three penalties, resulting in six penalty minutes … was +3 on the season … picked up first collegiate point with an assist in 3-1 win at Bowling Green (Oct. 28) … followed that with a second assist the following night in a 3-2 Irish victory … recorded first multiple-point game of career as he helped set up a pair of goals in 5-2 Notre Dame win versus Boston University (Dec. 31) … scored first collegiate goal at 9:54 of the third period in the 2-0 shutout of Michigan State (Feb. 24) … had Notre Dame’s only goal in the 3-1 loss to Michigan in game two of the second-round CCHA playoff series … saw action in four postseason games, scoring one goal for one point.
IN THE USHL: Joined the Irish after spending one season (2010-11) with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL) … came to the United States to play for the Indiana Ice in the USHL … scored 30 goals and added 24 assists for 54 points in 55 games … added a goal and an assist in five postseason games … finished third on the team in goals and fifth in points … chipped in five power-play goals and five game winners … selected to play in the 2011 USHL all-star game … first Indiana Ice player to play at Notre Dame.
WITH AUSTRIA: Competed for Austria in the 2009 Under-18 World Championships, scoring four goals in five games … played for Austria in 2010 IIHF World Junior Championships, netting one assist in six games … played in the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championships for Austria, scoring a goal with three assists for four points in five games.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Gynasium Dr. Karla Polesneho in Znojmo, Czech Republic in May 2009 … played junior hockey in the Czech Republic for HC Ceske Budejovice and HC Znojemsti Orli in the Czech Under-20 league during 2008-09, scoring 19 goals and seven assists for 26 points in 42 games between the two teams … played for Orli Znojmo in the Czech Under-20 league in 2009-10 where he had 17 goals and 13 assists for 30 points in 29 games … full name is Peter Schneider … son of Peter and Martina Schneider … has two sisters, Anna and Lisa, and two brothers, Philipp and Moritz … born in Klosterneuburg, Austria … the first Austrian-born player and fourth European-born player to play at Notre Dame, joining Calle Ridderwall `11 (Sweden) and Robin Bergman (Sweden) and teammate Thomas DiPauli (Italy) … has a double major in economics and finance and a minor in actuary in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame … signed national letter of intent in the early-signing period (November 2010) along with Eric Johnson, Robbie Russo and Andy Ryan.