Justin Schultz

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Justin Schultz
Justin Schultz Oilers 2013.jpg
Justin Schultz at the 2013 Edmonton Oilers training camp
Born (1990-07-06) July 6, 1990 (age 24)
Kelowna, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Edmonton Oilers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 2008
Anaheim Ducks
Playing career 2012–present

Justin Schultz (born July 6, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Schultz was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, but grew up in Westbank, British Columbia.

Playing career[edit]

Schultz played collegiate hockey for the University of Wisconsin Badgers which competes in the WCHA. He was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Drafted by the Anaheim Ducks, Schultz was unable to come to terms on a contract with the team. During the last week of May, 2012, Schultz officially "de-registered" from the University of Wisconsin triggering a process that made him an unrestricted free agent (UFA). According to league rules, from the time Anaheim was given notice of the de-registration from school, they had a 30-day exclusive window to try to sign him or trade him.[citation needed] Anaheim was ultimately unable to sign him. On June 30, 2012, Schultz agreed to a two year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.[1]

Schultz played the first 34 games of his professional career in the AHL while recording 48 points in 34 games, leading all defencemen in scoring.

Schultz later played his first NHL game in the first Oilers game following the 2012–13 NHL lockout against the Vancouver Canucks. He scored his first goal during the next game, the Oilers' home opener, against Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Westside Warriors BCHL 2 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Westside Warriors BCHL 57 9 31 40 28 11 3 5 8 4
2008–09 Westside Warriors BCHL 49 15 35 50 29 6 1 2 3 2
2009–10 University of Wisconsin WCHA 43 6 16 22 12
2010–11 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 18 29 47 28
2011–12 University of Wisconsin WCHA 37 16 28 44 12
2012–13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 34 18 30 48 6
2012–13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 48 8 19 27 8
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 74 11 22 33 16
NHL totals 122 19 41 60 24

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Canada WC 5th 8 0 4 4 2
Senior totals 8 0 4 4 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2009–10
All-WCHA First Team 2010–11[3]
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year 2010–11[4]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2010–11
All-WCHA First Team 2011–12[5]
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year 2011–12
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2011–12
CCM/AHL Player of the Week (Ending Oct 21) 2012–13[6]
CCM/AHL Player of the Month (Oct 2012) 2012–13[7]
CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month (Nov 2012) 2012–13[8]
AHL Defenseman of the Year 2012–13[9]
NHL All-Rookie Team 2012–13[10]

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