Jeff Schultz

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Jeff Schultz
Jeff Schultz 2013-03-19.JPG
Born (1986-02-25) February 25, 1986 (age 28)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Los Angeles Kings
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2004
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2006–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

With the Capitals in 2008.

Schultz was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round, 27th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft as one of the Capitals' three first-round picks that year.

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.

Schultz was nicknamed Mr. Nasty[1] by Pierre McGuire early in 2010.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, Schultz led the NHL in the +/- statistical category with a +50 rating, becoming the first player from Washington 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 2, 2013, after two successive diminishing seasons on the Capitals, Schultz was given a compliance buyout of his final year of his contract with Washington, releasing him as a free agent.[2]

On July 5, 2013, he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to a one-year deal.[3] He was placed on waivers by the Kings shortly before the regular season.[4] After clearing waivers, he was assigned to the Kings' Manchester farm club. On December 3, 2013, Schultz was called up by the Kings[5] and was assigned back to the Monarchs on February 5, 2014.[6] 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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

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.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Calgary Hitmen WHL 50 2 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 11 24 35 33 7 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 2 27 29 31 12 2 1 3 6
2005–06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 7 33 40 36 13 4 6 10 6
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 7 1 3 4 4
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 44 2 10 12 39 19 0 1 1 18
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 38 0 3 3 16
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 72 5 13 18 28 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 64 1 11 12 21 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 73 3 20 23 32 7 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 72 1 9 10 12 9 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Washington Capitals NHL 54 1 5 6 12 10 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Washington Capitals NHL 26 0 3 3 12
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 67 2 11 13 32 2 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 399 11 64 75 133 36 0 1 1 14

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada WJC18 4th 7 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 2

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Alexander Ovechkin
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Mike Green