Schroeder to the Everett Silvertips?

I interviewed Everett Silvertips General Manager Doug Soetaert earlier today about the possibility of Jordan Schroeder leaving the University of Minnesota to join the ‘Tips this season. Here’s what I gathered from our conversation:

- The summer before last, Soetaert and the Silvertips organization had many discussions with Schroeder and his father. At that point, Schroeder’s camp informed the ‘Tips that he would play at least one season with the University of Minnesota, and then reassess his situation after the NHL draft.
- At one point this summer, the Silvertips were given “a lot of indication” from Schroeder’s agent that he would sign with the Vancouver Canucks, and therefore join the ‘Tips organization.
- When asked if there’s still a possibility that Schroeder will start the season with Everett, Soetaert responded: “no, not right now.” However, he didn’t rule out something getting done perhaps during the season.
- Soetaert made it very clear that he would be thrilled to have Schroeder join the Silvertips organization.

That’s about all for now. Stay tuned for more information.

Farhan Devji
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