February 25, 1986 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
|Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2004
Jeff Schultz (born February 25, 1986) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. He has previously played for the Washington Capitals.
Schultz spent four seasons (2002–03 to 2005–06) in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He played seven games in the 2005–06 playoffs for the Capitals' top minor-league affiliate, the Hershey Bears; helping them capture the Calder Cup.
Schultz made his NHL debut for the Capitals on December 22, 2006 against the New Jersey Devils. He played four games with Washington before being returned to Hershey. At the end of the season Schultz had played in 38 games with the Capitals.
At the end of the 2009–10 season, Schultz led the NHL in the +/- statistical category with a +50 rating, becoming the first Capital to do so.
A record was set by Schultz in the 2011 playoffs in Washington`s 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. He was on the ice for a postseason record 119 consecutive minutes without being scored upon in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, before Steve Downie of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal.
On July 5, 2013, he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year deal. He was placed on waivers by the Kings shortly before the regular season. After clearing waivers, he was assigned to the Kings' Manchester farm club. On December 3, 2013, Schultz was called up by the Kings and was assigned back to the Monarchs on February 5, 2014. He was recalled by the Kings during the 2014 playoffs and made his debut with the Kings in game 2 of the second round against the Anaheim Ducks.
Jeff Schultz has a younger brother, Ian, a Montreal Canadiens prospect who was selected 87th overall in 2008 by the St. Louis Blues. Ian is currently playing in the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs. Unlike Jeff, Ian is a forward, and is known as a tough player with a reputation for fighting on the ice.
Regular season and playoffs
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Awards and achievements
- 2009–10 NHL Led league in Plus-minus
- 2005–06 AHL Calder Cup (Hershey Bears)
- 2014 Stanley Cup (Los Angeles Kings)
- Cassese, Mike (January 20, 2010). "Jeff Schultz is "Mr. Nasty"". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
- "Capitals will buy-out Jeff Schultz". The Washington Post. July 2, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Kings sign Schultz to one-year deal". National Hockey League. July 5, 2013. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Lisa Dillman Kings waive Jeff Schultz, send three players to Manchester Los Angeles Times September 29, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2013.
- Kings Announce Player Transactions National Hockey League. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- Kings Announce Player Transactions National Hockey League. February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
- Caps alum Jeff Schultz to make L.A. Kings debut May 5, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014
- "More to Schultz than firing punches". The Calgary Herald. September 12, 2008. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
|Washington Capitals first round draft pick