Capitals defenseman Nate Schmidt has done many amazing things in his life. He made the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team in college and was named an All-WCHA First-Team All-Star in 2012-13.
Schmidt fulfilled a lifelong dream in making the NHL, playing his first career game on October 12, 2013. Schmidt has scored a NHL goal and played in the postseason. With his high-profile gig, Schmidt even got a free Tempurpedic pillow just for being him.
But on May 11, the highlight of Nate Schmidt’s life happened. Jimmy Fallon made fun of him on The Tonight Show.
Fallon teased Schmidt during his NHL Superlatives segment.
“Next from the Capitals is Nate Schmidt,” Fallon said as Schmidt’s bio picture popped up on the screen. “He was voted most likely to puke rainbows when he opens his mouth.”
“That can’t be true,” Fallon said, laughing, as he took in Schmidt’s face. “Can we see that?”
“He’s a real-life Snapchat filter.”
On breakdown day (which happened to be the very next day), Schmidt spoke to RMNB’s Chris Gordon about the experience. He was excited, despite the postseason disappointment.
Are you aware that you were on Jimmy Fallon last night?
Nate Schmidt: Yeah, I saw it, I saw it. I couldn’t believe it. That was actually hilarious.
Did you watch it?
Nate Schmidt: I didn’t watch it. Someone showed it to me. My phone started blowing up. People showing it to me and I was like “this is classic.”
Is that your biggest brush with fame?
Nate Schmidt: That is my fame.
Is that a highlight of your life?
Nate Schmidt: Yeah, it has to be. That was unbelievable.
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