Highlights of Nate Schmidt’s 26-minute interview with the media after being traded to the Vancouver Canucks
Nate Schmidt was traded from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday after VGK landed Alex Pietrangelo in free agency.
A day later, the beloved former Capital did his first interview with Canucks media. It lasted 26 minutes. One participant described Schmidt as a “talker” afterward. Yup. Meanwhile, the Canucks’ PR representative hosting the call seemed amused by how open, lengthy, and enthusiastic Nate’s answers were.
The trade caught Schmidt by surprise and he admitted that he was still very raw about leaving Vegas. But he pointed out the positives of joining a rapidly-improving Canucks team which includes his “best friend” Braden Holtby and Jay Beagle.
Schmidt’s emotions were all over the map during the interview — at times he was near tears, while others he was laughing and making jokes. The whole thing was Very Nate: fun, open, and unrelentingly positive.
So here are the highlights because I assume you don’t have a half-hour to carefully watch this masterpiece.