Akira Schmid is a Swiss born, 5th round section (136th overall) by the Devils in 2018. He made his NHL debut on December 11, 2021.
Things have been rough for Schmid at the NHL level, but in the AHL he has posted a 1.65 GAA and .944 SV%.
Having mailed a puck to the arena and not having received it back, I was very excited to find this one on eBay. There has since been a flood of Schmid pucks there, as I assume the more practices he attends, the more people try to get him to sign.
I was definitely not expecting to see six goalies play for the Devils this year (so far!). I’m happy to say I have caught up again, and am back to only needing three more to complete the collection.