Nathan Thomas Schmidt is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Las Vegas Knights of the National Hockey League.
Schmidt played college hockey with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the NCAA Men's Division I WCHA conference. In his junior year, Schmidt's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2012–13 All-WCHA First Team.
After signing with the Capitals as an undrafted free agent in April 2013, Schmidt played the final eight games of the 2012-13 regular season and five postseason games with the Hershey Bears, the Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate.
Schmidt started the 2013 –14 season with the Bears but was called up to the Capitals after just one game. He made his NHL debut on October 12, 2013, against the Colorado Avalanche.
He scored his first NHL goal on December 7, 2013 against Marek Mazanec of the Nashville Predators. Schmidt was reassigned to Hershey on December 15, 2013.