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Nick Schultz | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 203
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Nick Schultz and Matt Frattin were healthy scratches on Saturday.
Just an FYI as both players have no fantasy value. Apr 13 - 6:49 AM

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Nick Schultz has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The former Oiler will be a solid defensive defenseman for the Blue Jackets but not much of a fantasy choice. The Oilers will receive a fifth round pick from the Blue Jackets. He had four assists in 60 games with a minus-11 rating with Edmonton this season.
Mar 5 - 2:32 PM

Defenseman Nick Schultz would like to stay with the Edmonton Oilers but wouldn't be at all surprised if they trade him before the NHL's trade deadline on Wednesday.

Schultz can head to the market as an unrestricted free agent after this season, so he is aware that much could change by Wednesday afternoon.There have been no talks about an extension with the Oilers, although Schultz said he would certainly entertain a discussion. "You definitely have it in the back of your mind that this might be it. You hope it’s not because you want to be a part of this, you can see there’s a chance here to have a good team," Schultz said. Schultz doesn't have much fantasy value. He has four assists in 58 games this season.
Mar 1 - 9:51 AM

After being a healthy scratch for the second time in 2013-14 on Saturday, Nick Schultz is returning to the Edmonton Oilers lineup on Sunday.

Schultz isn't the only person getting back into action as the Oilers face the Los Angeles Kings tonight. Anton Lander is also replacing Tyler Pitlick on a line with Ryan Jones and Boyd Gordon.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 04:10:00 PM

Nick Schultz was a healthy scratch for the second time this season on Saturday.

He was replaced in the lineup by Denis Grebeshkov. Just an FYI as Schultz has no fantasy value in traditional pools.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 07:26:00 AM

Nick Schultz was booed by the crowd in Anaheim on Monday.

The boos were meant for his teammate Justin Schultz who refused to sign with the Ducks last season and became an unrestricted free agent, eventually signing with the Oilers. Some fans in Anaheim could not distinguish between the two and hence Nick was booed but eventually the crowd got it right and booed Justin every time he touched the puck. He scored his first goal of the season in a 2-1 loss. Maybe the boos were good for him.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Nick Schultz scored his first goal of the season in the Oilers 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

While Justin Schultz is an offensive gem, Nick is a rugged defensive defenseman who doesn't offer much in the oppositions zone. Look elsewhere for blueline help.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 03:32:00 AM

Nick Schultz thinks Oilers coach Ralph Krueger is getting through to the team.

"They’re still showing things after games where we need to be better," Schultz said. "Guys are starting to buy into that and realize that the good teams we come up against, like Chicago and other teams that are playing well and having success, they stick to their game plan, stick to their system. If it means being back in a certain spot, even though you’re an offensive guy, you've got to do it. That’s how you generate chances and win games, and ultimately, that’s what you want." Edmonton isn't short on talent, but it might take some time before their young core can help transform the Oilers into a genuine Stanley Cup contender. In the meantime, the Oilers still have a shot to make the playoffs in 2013.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 09:34:00 AM

Nick Schultz is a possible candidate to be paired with AHL super rookie Justin Schultz when NHL play resumes.

He could serve as the defensive conscious of the Schultz tandem and help give Justin an easier time in his own zone with his mobility and veteran savvy. Coach Ralph Krueger will probably keep his shutdown pair of Ladislav Smid and Jeff Petry together and that would leave Ryan Whitney to skate alongside Corey Potter.
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 01:45:00 PM

Nick Schultz is "a little bit optimistic" that the Alberta Labour Relations Board will rule in the NHLPA's favor.

The NHLPA is trying to block the lockout in Alberta. In the province, a mediator must be appointed and given 14 days to work with both sides before a lockout vote can be held. The NHL did seek a mediator, but the union said that the league ended mediation a mere three days into the process. "Each province implements laws for a reason," Schultz said. "These are the guidelines in Alberta and if they weren’t followed, for whatever reason, or if we can help out anyway to change the way negotiations are going (we will). We’re just looking at different avenues, so we can get back onto the ice."
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 09:49:00 AM

Although Nick Schultz was initially shocked when the Minnesota Wild traded him on Monday, he's looking forward to playing with Edmonton.

Schultz was drafted by the Wild in 2000 and he ended up playing in 743 games with Minnesota. He was so surprised to find out that he had been traded, that at first he thought Wild GM Chuck Fletcher was joking. However, Schultz was an Oilers fan as a kid and now he's excited to be part of the young up-and-coming squad. Schultz is a defensive defenseman, which is what the Oilers needed, but he consequently doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 11:09:00 AM

The Minnesota Wild have traded Nick Schultz to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Tom Gilbert.

Schultz has scored his first goal of the 2011-12 campaign on Sunday. This has been a bad season for him offensively, even by his standards and we don't see him having any fantasy value despite the change in scenery.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 12:59:00 PM

Nick Schultz netted his first goal of the 2011-12 campaign on Sunday.

Schultz now has three points in 62 games. He's known primarily for his defensive abilities, but even by his standards, that point production very low. He had three goals and 17 points in 74 contests last season.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 09:35:00 AM

Nick Schultz played in his 700th NHL game on Thursday.

Schultz made his NHL debut at the tender age of 19. The 29-year-old was originally thought to be an offensive defenseman but that never happened as he has scored no more than six goals or 20 points in his best NHL seasons. "You look around, to be in one spot your whole career, I'm pretty blessed. Couple years left -- hopefully -- on my contract," Schultz said, chuckling at the "hopefully." "I've been fortunate. I enjoy it here, my family enjoys it here." Congratulations to Nick on the accomplishment.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 10:19:00 AM

Nick Schultz, who couldn't complete last season because of post-concussion syndrome, has been given a clean bill of health and is ready to return to the Wild for his 10th season.

The plan is for Schultz to pair with newcomer Mike Lundin, a Minnesota native signed as a free agent by the Wild in July. Minnesota's other defense pairings, by the way, will be Greg Zanon and Marek Zidlicky and Clayton Stoner with Jared Spurgeon,
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 11:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Derek MacKenzie
5Ryan Craig
LW1Nick Foligno
2Matt Calvert
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Frattin
5Mark Letestu
RW1Nathan Horton
2R.J. Umberger
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
5Corey Tropp
6Blake Comeau
7Jack Skille
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5Nikita Nikitin
6David Savard
7Dalton Prout
8Nick Schultz
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Mike McKenna
4Jeremy Smith