The Canadian Press With Files From TSN

VANCOUVER -- The Vancouver Canucks have signed Cory Schneider to a new contract that will give the young goaltender a chance to prove himself in the NHL and possibly open the door for a future trade.

Starting goaltender Roberto Luongo begins a US$64-million, 12-year contract next season. It's unlikely Schneider will want to play in Luongo's shadow that long.

"I don't think it's any stretch to say Roberto is the goaltender that will backstop this team to as great a height as we are going to achieve," said Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman.

"Time will tell what happens with Cory. It is conceivable that at some stage down the road a team will come to us and view Cory as a potential starting goaltender. We will cross that bridge when we come to it."

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