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Justin Schultz

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

2015-16 NHL Stats

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4

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14

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-15

PIM

16

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Schultz clearly has talent. But he has really struggled the last two seasons -- he just isnít the guy (yet anyway) to carry the blue line of an NHL team. The addition of Andrej Sekera should take off some of the pressure, but itís do-or-die time for Schultz. Heís on a one-ye...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 193   DOB: 7/6/1990   BORN: Kelowna, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #43 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Schultz Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.9 million contract with the Oilers in July 2015.

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Schultz will become a free agent after the Penguins opted not to submit a qualifying offer for him Monday.

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Justin Schultz NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 22 NHL EDM 48 8 19 27 -17 8 85 9.4 3 0 21:27 4 11 15 3:12 15 35
2013-14 23 NHL EDM 74 11 22 33 -22 16 109 10.1 3 0 23:21 1 11 12 3:27 30 107
2014-15 24 NHL EDM 81 6 25 31 -17 12 122 4.9 1 0 22:37 0 12 12 2:48 41 114
2015-16 25 NHL EDM 45 3 7 10 -22 14 59 5.1 0 0 20:08 1 5 6 2:07 29 66
2015-16 25 NHL PIT 18 1 7 8 7 2 23 4.3 0 0 14:14 1 1 2 3:42 7 6
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Justin Schultz – Playing Time Overview

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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

14:14

Average Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 14:14.

3:42

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 3:42 during power plays.

0:04

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 0:04 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 22:37 2:48 0:21
2015-16 20:08 2:07 1:08
2015-16 14:14 3:42 0:04

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Justin Schultz
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Justin Schultz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Schultz may be reinserted into the lineup Monday against Tampa Bay after being a healthy scratch for Game 1, Josh Yohe of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports.

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Schultz wil sit out Tuesday's game following the return of Olli Maatta, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Schultz picked up a pair of assists -- including one on the power play -- Saturday against the Isles.

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Schultz recorded an assist in 16:23 of ice time during Sunday's 6-1 win over New Jersey.

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Schultz arrived in Pittsburgh for practice Friday and is available for the team's matchup with Calgary on Saturday.

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The Oilers traded Schultz to the Penguins in exchange for a 2016 third-round pick Saturday.

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Schultz will not play Tuesday in New Jersey, Rob Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun reports.

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Schultz (illness) returned to practice Wednesday.

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Schultz (illness) did not skate in warmups and thus can be considered out for Tuesday's tilt with Columbus, play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels reports.

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Schultz (illness) is considered "very doubtful" for Tuesday's game against Columbus.

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Schultz assisted on Nail Yakupov's goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose on Thursday to extend his points streak to two games.

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Schultz provided a goal and an assist in Tuesday's match with the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough as the Oilers fell in overtime, 4-3.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Schultz was a bit of a disappointment for the Oilers last season, but that came as no surprise -- the grind of an 82-game schedule drained the poor guy. He struggled alongside Andrew Ference last season, so watch for the team to try him with Nikita Nikitin both at even-strength and on the top power-play unit. And with the Oilers' wealth of offensive talent, Schultz is sure to put up points. While he's a risk as your top defender, Schultz has a decent shot at delivering top-30 numbers.

2013-14

Schultz was a gift from above last season for Edmonton. He signed with the Oilers after being unable to come to an agreement with the Ducks and immediately provided the team with an offensive presence on the blue line that they hadn't seen since Paul Coffey. Now, he did admit he hit the wall at midseason, but that will change this year now that he knows what it's like to play in the NHL. And one has to think his second season could produce 12 to 15 goals and as many as 50 points. Sweet.

2012-13

The Oilers may have drafted Nail Yakupov with the top pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, but signing Justin Schultz must have felt like they hit the lottery again. Schultz was considered by most to be the best free agent defenseman after Ryan Suter and his signing with Edmonton was a blessing for the team. He is a big, puck-moving blueliner who will be given every shot to make the team out of training camp and is their cornerstone defenseman of the future.

2011-12

Schultz will return to Wisconsin for junior year but is already one of the better defense prospects in the game. He's even a darkhorse candidate to win the Hobey Baker Award, though it's frequently difficult for a defenseman to do so.

2009-10

Schultz is another defenseman who is very offensive-minded. He has the fantastic ability to know when to join the play, but he also needs to focus more on his defensive play in his own zone