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Justin Schultz

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Schultz was not given a qualifying offer by the Penguins due to cost constraints, yet the team ended up re-signing him to an affordable one-year deal worth $1.4 million. He played a lot better after moving away from the spotlight in Edmonton, and with less pressure and more ...

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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, $1.4 million deal with Pittsburgh in July of 2016.

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Schultz extended his point streak to five games with two assists against the Panthers on Thursday.

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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
2016-17 26 NHL PIT 27 3 10 13 16 6 50 6.0 0 0 16:57 0 2 2 1:47 21 24
2016-17 Proj 26 NHL PIT 69 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Justin Schultz

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

16:57

Average Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 16:57.

1:47

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 1:47 during power plays.

0:05

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 0:05 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:08 2:07 1:08
2015-16 14:14 3:42 0:04
2016-17 16:57 1:47 0:05

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Justin Schultz
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 8 @FLA 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 15:34 1:24
Dec 5 OTT 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 19:54 3:34
Dec 3 DET 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:00 0:42
Dec 1 DAL 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 17:47 1:13
Nov 30 @NYI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 15:15 1:34
Nov 26 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 20:44 4:12
Nov 25 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 19:11 1:14
Nov 23 @NYR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:53 1:50
Nov 21 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:53 0:35
Nov 19 @BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:56 0:17
Nov 18 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:53 2:14
Nov 16 @WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:01 2:14
Nov 12 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 15:53 0:40
Nov 10 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 16:31 1:44
Nov 8 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:08 0:56
Nov 5 @SAN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 14:01 0:41
Nov 3 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:31 0:49
Nov 2 @ANA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:16 1:16
Oct 29 @PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 18:43 1:17
Oct 27 NYI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:52 3:25
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Oct 25 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 18:41 1:29
Oct 22 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:32 2:50
Oct 20 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 23:48 6:05
Oct 18 @MON 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:55 3:38
Oct 17 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:23 1:06
Oct 15 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 1 14:14 1:16
Oct 13 WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:20 0:04

Justin Schultz: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Schultz scored a goal and added an assist with a plus-2 rating and three shots on net during Monday's win over Ottawa.

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Schultz earned two assists, a plus-3 rating and three hits during Thursday's 6-2 win against Dallas.

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Schultz scored a third-period goal and registered three shots on net during Wednesday's loss to the Islanders.

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Schultz tallied an assist and finished with a plus-2 rating against the Islanders on Thursday.

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Schultz played the point on Pittsburgh's top power-play unit and skated as part of the second defensive pairing with Ian Cole during Monday's practice.

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Schultz's role could expand with Kris Letang (upper body) sidelined Thursday against the Sharks. "He has the ability to distribute the puck up top," coach Mike Sullivan said regarding Schultz's power-play skills. "He's got a real good shot, can get the puck through. He's not afraid to shoot it."

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Schultz notched a power-play assist while playing on the Pens' second power-play unit Monday against Colorado.

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Schultz signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Pens on Wednesday.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

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-year deal and will be either a foundational piece for the Oilers or begging another team to take him in next summer. New coach Todd McLellan will bring structure to the Oilers, and thereís hope he can finally bring out the best in Schultz. If that ends up happening, expect Schultz to hold down a role on the top power-play unit and come through with a career year.

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