Off the Ice

Born: June 12, 1969, in New York (Manhattan), New York
Raised: West New York, New Jersey; Tom’s River, New Jersey
High School: Mount Saint Charles Academy (Woonsocket, Rhode Island)
Currently Resides: Manhattan Beach, California

Family: Father, Sam and mother, Aline; brother, Jean-Alain (b.1972); wife, Shannon; two daughters, Abigail Eva (b.November 2001), and Ella Sofia (b.June 2006); four sons, Micah (b.2003), Mathieu David, Jr. (b.November 2000), Jordan (b.1995), and Christian (b.1997)

And now, for the obligatory "favorites"

  • Favorite players as a kid: Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden
  • Favorite musical artist: Counting Crows. (Mathieu is a fan and friend of lead singer Adam Duritz; in fact, Mathieu and Shannon Schneider are thanked in Duritz's acknowledgements* on the latest Counting Crows album, Hard Candy). *special thanks to my friend- and big Counting Crows fan- Heather for noticing this
  • Favorite albums: "August and Everything After" and "Recovering the Satellites"- Counting Crows
  • Favorite actors: Harrison Ford, Chris Noth (from "Law & Order" and HBO's "Sex in the City")
  • Favorite actress: Drew Barrymore
  • Favorite food: Japanese (shrimp tempura)
  • Favorite restaurant: Nobu (NY) and Matsuhisa (LA)
  • Favorite TV show: Law & Order
  • Favorite movie: Swingers
  • Favorite book: The Firm, by John Grisham
  • Favorite magazine: Maxim
  • Favorite website: cnn.com what!? Not the Unofficial Mathieu Schneider HomePage? =)
  • Favorite car: Ford Mustand GT and Mercedes S500
  • Favorite sport other than hockey: Tennis (Pete Sampras is his favorite pro athlete)
  • Favorite vacation spot: the Bahamas
  • Hobbies: tennis, boating, and tanning; "I kind of quit golf last year because it's too frustrating and takes too much time."
  • Other leisure activities: "I spend as much time as I can with my family."