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Justin Schultz

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Pittsburgh Penguins

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

In his first full season in Pittsburgh, Schultz exploded for career highs in goals (12), assists (39) and power-play points (20). With numbers like those, it's easy to see why team brass granted him a three-year, $16.5 million contract extension this offseason. The biggest q...

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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 three-year contract with the Penguins worth $5.5 million AAV in July of 2017.

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Schultz put the puck past the goal line for the Penguins in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime home loss to the Blues.

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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 PIT 18 1 7 8 7 2 23 4.3 0 0 14:14 1 1 2 2:19 7 6
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
2016-17 26 NHL PIT 78 12 39 51 27 34 154 7.8 1 0 20:27 3 17 20 2:46 67 116
2017-18 27 NHL PIT 7 1 1 2 -1 2 10 10.0 0 0 19:59 0 1 1 2:55 3 12
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#2 Right Defenseman
  1. Kris Letang
  2. Justin Schultz
  3. Chad Ruhwedel
Pittsburgh Penguins

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

19:59

Average Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 19:59.

2:55

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 2:55 during power plays.

0:10

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 0:10 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 20:08 2:07 1:08
2016-17 20:27 2:46 0:04
2017-18 19:59 2:55 0:10

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Justin Schultz
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:32 0:42
Oct 14 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:27 2:51
Oct 12 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 22:19 5:32
Oct 11 WAS@WAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 5 20:23 5:09
Oct 7 NAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 21:58 3:40
Oct 5 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 19:50 0:57
Oct 4 STL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 19:25 1:32

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

Schultz agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Penguins worth an annual average value of $5.5 million.

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Schultz was tendered a qualifying offer by the Penguins on Monday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Schultz told reporters that the injury that kept him out of four postseason contests was a broken rib, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Schultz was credited with the winning goal in Thursday's Game 5 blowout over the Predators.

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Schultz played through broken ribs during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.

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Schultz recorded a power-play goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 victory over the Senators.

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Schultz (upper body) will play in Game 7 against the Senators on Thursday,

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Schultz (upper body) was on the ice for warmups prior to Game 7 on Thursday against Ottawa, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

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Schultz (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's pivotal Game 7 meeting with Ottawa.

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According to coach Mike Sullivan, Schultz (upper body) has a "reasonable chance" of suiting up for Game 7 on Thursday against Ottawa, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

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Schultz (upper body) will not be in the lineup against the Senators on Tuesday.

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Schultz (upper body) isn't in the lineup for Game 5 against Ottawa on Sunday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

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2016-17

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 structure to work with, Schultz bagged eight points in 18 games with the Penguins in the regular season of 2015-16, including a plus-7 rating after being one of the leagueís worst plus-minus players in previous years. As a second power-play option, Schultz has some upside with the talent around him, but heís still got a lot to prove before heís considered a top-four defenseman.

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