Vegas Golden Podcast: Previewing Nate Schmidt’s upcoming season


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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) celebrates after defenseman Nate Schmidt, left, scored against the Dallas Stars during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Las Vegas.

Mon, Sep 9, 2019 (2 a.m.)

Vegas Golden Podcast

A player per day: Nate Schmidt

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Justin Emerson and Case Keefer continue their preseason series looking at every player on the Vegas Golden Knights' roster with top defenseman Nate Schmidt.

Welcome to the new "A player per day" series from Vegas Golden Podcast.

Throughout the preseason, the Las Vegas Sun's Vegas Golden Knights podcast will go through the entire roster with short episodes previewing every player, released every weekday.

It will feature talk from assistant sports editor Case Keefer and Golden Knights reporter Justin Emerson on the player’s 2018-19 campaign, expectations on the coming season as well as a future prop bet.

Today’s episode is on Nate Schmidt, the energetic defenseman who has played a key role on the team two years in a row. He’s been the Golden Knights’ de facto No. 1 on the blue line two years in a row. But is Schmidt a true No. 1? He gets the points but his 5-on-5 numbers tell a different story.

Check it out to the side and find all the past episodes here.

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