Name – Braden Schneider
Position – Defence
League – Western Hockey League
Team – Brandon Wheat Kings
Shoots – Right
Age/DOB – 18-years-old, Sep, 20, 2001
Nation – Canadian
Height – 6’2
Weight – 209lbs
WHL Drafted: By Brandon Wheat Kings (first round, 12th overall, WHL Bantam Draft)
Potential Draft Round: First round
Potential: Top-four pairing
NHL Comparable – Brandon Carlo
Schneider is a mobile defenceman and is currently playing on the top pairing with the Brandon Wheat Kings and is one of their alternate captains. He plays a strong two-way game and has a pass-first mentality on the blue-line. The 18-year-old defensemen is an asset on both specialty team units and has 16 of his 35 points with the man advantage. He’s also added a goal and an assist while the Wheat Kings have been down a man this season.
Overall, he’s a top defensemen who will be an asset on special teams along with being a solid piece on a team’s top four defensive pairing within the next few years. He’s not afraid to join the rush and will find a way to pick up some goals in close despite the fact that he’s a blue-liner. His NHL comparable would be Brandon Carlo of the Boston Bruins whose got a touch more size to him.