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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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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Lower Body    EST. RETURN:  12/21/2017
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 (lower body) will miss "a couple weeks" with his injury, according to coach Mike Sullivan, Wes Crosby of NHL.com reports.

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Justin Schultz NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 23 2 8 10 1 6 37 5.4 0 0 18:40 0 4 4 2:29 11 34
2017-18 Proj 27 NHL PIT 78 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Justin Schultz

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#4 Right Defenseman
  1. Kris Letang
  2. Matt Hunwick
  3. Chad Ruhwedel
  4. Justin Schultz  IR
Pittsburgh Penguins

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

18:40

Average Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 18:40.

2:29

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 2:29 during power plays.

0:06

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Justin Schultz was on the ice for 0:06 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 18:40 2:29 0:06

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Justin Schultz
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 9 TOR Did Not Play
Dec 7 NYI Did Not Play
Dec 5 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:00 0:00
Dec 2 BUF 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:15 3:48
Dec 1 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:19 1:06
Nov 27 PHI 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:15 4:01
Nov 25 TAM 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0.0 2 3 23:15 4:07
Nov 24 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:02 0:00
Nov 22 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:35 1:59
Nov 18 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 21:18 2:48
Nov 16 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:48 1:15
Nov 14 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:16 2:23
Nov 11 NAS@NAS 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 19:58 2:49
Nov 10 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 20:43 3:32
Nov 7 ARI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 20:31 5:27
Nov 4 VAN@VAN Did Not Play
Nov 2 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Nov 1 EDM@EDM Did Not Play
Oct 29 WPG@WPG Did Not Play
Oct 28 MIN@MIN Did Not Play
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Oct 26 WPG Did Not Play
Oct 24 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 5:51 0:00
Oct 21 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:11 2:43
Oct 20 FLA@FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 0 3 19:10 0:47
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 (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

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Schultz (lower body) was still undergoing evaluations by the Pittsburgh medical staff Wednesday morning.

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Schultz left Tuesday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury, Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Schultz fed Jake Guentzel for both of the forward's goals in a 5-4 overtime win over Philadelphia on Monday.

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Schultz dialed in two power-play assists Saturday, helping the Penguins to a 5-2 home win over the Lightning.

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Schultz registered an assist through 19:02 of ice time during Friday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.

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Schultz scored a goal in Tuesday's matchup with Arizona -- his first game back from a concussion.

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Schultz (concussion) is no longer showing on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Schultz (concussion) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday night's contest against the Coyotes, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Schultz (concussion) took part in a full-contact practice Monday.

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Schultz (concussion) stayed back in Pittsburgh while the team went out on a five-game road trip, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

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Schultz (concussion) is doubtful for Thursday's clash with Winnipeg, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

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2017-18

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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