Paxton Schulte

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Paxton Schulte
Born (1972-07-16) July 16, 1972 (age 45)
Onoway, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Quebec Nordiques
Calgary Flames
IHSL/EIHL
Bracknell Bees
Belfast Giants
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1992
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1993–2006

Paxton James Schulte (born July 16, 1972) is a retired professional ice hockey player.

Schulte was drafted 124th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Quebec Nordiques and played one game for the team during the 1993–94 NHL season, spending much of his tenure in the American Hockey League with the Cornwall Aces. He was traded to the Calgary Flames for Vesa Viitakoski in 1996 and again played mostly in the AHL with the Saint John Flames. He did manage to play a second NHL game for Calgary in 1996–97.

He moved to the United Kingdom in 1998, signing for the Bracknell Bees, winning the British Ice Hockey Superleague title in 2000. He then moved to the Belfast Giants for the 2000/2001 season and made a huge reputation with the team, winning the Superleague title in 2002 and the Playoff Championship in 2003 and gained a huge following with Giants fans for his toughness on the ice, but more so for his huge heart and presence off the ice. He returned to America in 2005, playing in the Central Hockey League for the Amarillo Gorillas and the Tulsa Oilers.

He retired in 2006 and is currently spending time on his father's Beef and Buffalo farm in Onoway, Alberta, near Edmonton. He has 2 sons and a daughter.

Schulte returned to Belfast to play in a testimonial game for his friend and former Giants teammate, Todd Kelman on March 13, 2007. His number 27 jersey was retired on March 9, 2007 before the Giants' game against Newcastle Vipers.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 56 28 38 66 151
1990–91 University of North Dakota NCAA 38 2 4 6 32
1991–92 Spokane Chiefs WHL 70 42 42 84 172 10 2 8 10 48
1992–93 Spokane Chiefs WHL 45 38 35 73 142 10 5 6 11 12
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1993–94 Cornwall Aces AHL 56 15 15 30 102
1994–95 Cornwall Aces AHL 74 14 22 36 217 14 3 3 6 29
1995–96 Cornwall Aces AHL 69 25 31 56 171
1995–96 Saint John Flames AHL 14 4 5 9 25 14 4 7 11 40
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 71 14 23 37 274 4 2 0 2 35
1997–98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 10 0 1 1 32 4 0 0 0 4
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 59 8 17 25 133
1998–99 Bracknell Bees BISL 36 9 10 19 152 3 0 0 0 14
1999–00 Bracknell Bees BISL 39 12 20 32 110 6 3 2 5 4
2000–01 Belfast Giants BISL 48 17 16 33 163 6 0 1 1 26
2001–02 Belfast Giants BISL 46 20 17 37 133 6 1 3 4 42
2002–03 Belfast Giants BISL 26 13 11 24 107 18 7 9 16 48
2003–04 Belfast Giants EIHL 54 21 31 52 352 4 0 2 2 66
2004–05 Stony Plain Eagles Chinook HL 12 6 17 23 74
2005–06 Amarillo Gorillas CHL 4 0 3 3 8
2005–06 Tulsa Oilers CHL 42 6 15 21 113
2006–07 Stony Plain Eagles Chinook HL 8 4 3 7 52
NHL totals 2 0 0 0 4
AHL totals 343 80 113 193 922 32 9 10 19 104

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