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Tuesday, November 2, 1999
Schaefer top rookie for OctoberNEW YORK (CP) -- Canucks left-winger Peter Schaefer is the NHL's rookie of the month for October after scoring six goals and adding six assists in 13 games.
Schaefer, who played with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings, edged teammate Steve Kariya (5-4-9 in 13 games) Devils centre Scott Gomez (1-9-10 in 11), Avalanche left-winger Alex Tanguay (5-4-9 in 13) and Blues centre Jochen Hecht (2-7-9 in 11).
Schaefer, 22, is second in team scoring behind Alexander Mogilny. The native of Yellow Grass, Sask., was Vancouver's third choice (66th overall) in the 1995 entry draft.