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Jeff Schultz | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/25/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 230
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Jeff Schultz's two-year deal with the Kings is worth $1.7 million.
It's a one-way deal, although so was Schultz's last contract and that didn't stop Los Angeles from burying him in the minors for most of the 2013-14 campaign. At best, Schultz will be a seventh defenseman with the Kings at the start of the season. Jul 1 - 10:13 AM

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The Kings have re-signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract.

Schultz got some action with the Kings due to injuries in the postseason, but he spent the better part of the year with Manchester of the AHL. He carries no fantasy value and is nothing more than a depth player for Los Angeles.
Jun 30 - 9:27 PM

Coach Darryl Sutter has been pleased with the play of defenseman Jeff Schultz.

Schultz spent most of the regular season with Manchester of the AHL but was pressed into duty in the playoffs with injuries to both Willie Mitchell and Robyn Regehr. Mitchell may be close to returning but the play of Schultz defensively should keep him in the lineup for now.
Source: LAKings.com
May 18 - 9:04 AM

Jeff Schultz is expected to replace the injured Robyn Regehr on the Los Angeles blueline Monday.

Schultz spent most of the season in the AHL playing for Manchester. "He just said, 'Just go out there and play,'" Schultz said of coach Darryl Sutter, who had a chat with him on Sunday. "It's hard to replace a guy like Robyn, but I feel like I'm capable of doing a similar job of what he can do." Schultz had two goals and 13 points in 67 games with Manchester so do not expect anything out of him offensively in the playoffs.
May 5 - 8:21 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have summoned Jeff Schultz.

Schultz isn't expected to play in Game 7. It's believed he was called up as an insurance policy, because the Kings are already without defenseman Willie Mitchell.
Apr 30 - 2:37 PM

Jeff Schultz is expected to be called up soon.

Willie Mitchell probably won't be available for Game 7 on Wednesday, so the Kings need to make an adjustment. That being said, Schultz would be promoted for insurance purposes, while Matt Greene would replace Mitchell.
Apr 29 - 4:18 PM

Jeff Schultz has been sent to the minors.

Schultz didn't end up playing for the Kings during his latest NHL stint. He has seven points and 14 penalty minutes in 41 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Feb 6 - 10:12 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have summoned Jeff Schultz.

Schultz has seven points and 14 penalty minutes in 41 AHL contests this season. The 27-year-old defenseman hasn't made his Kings debut yet, but he has 75 points in 399 career NHL games.
Jan 22 - 6:24 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have sent Jeff Schultz to the minors.

Schultz was recalled on Tuesday but never got into a game. He did not make the Kings out of training camp and passed through waivers so he has been playing with Manchester of the AHL ever since. He had one goal and two points in 23 AHL games.
Source: LAKings.com
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 07:33:00 AM

A tough few months continue for defenseman Jeff Schultz, as he failed to make the Los Angeles Kings' final roster and was placed on waivers.

Schultz was bought out by the Washington Capitals, so things just haven't gone very well for him lately. Perhaps he'd have better luck on a defense that isn't quite as deep and talented as the Kings' corps.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 02:27:00 PM

Jeff Schultz, who fell out of favor with the Washington Capitals last season, has earned a spot on the defense corps with the Los Angeles Kings, coach Darryl Sutter says.

Schultz requested a trade from the Caps last year but no one was willing to take his $2.75-million annual cap hit and he ended up getting bought out and signing a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Kings in July. After watching him in the exhibition season, Sutter believes Schultz will be a valuable addition for the Kings. "Jeff's been a guy that's had to adjust to how we play," Sutter said. "I said before, it's not easy for a guy to come from the East to the West, first off. There's big adjustments between teams, not just in getting to know players but big adjustment in terms of style of play and in terms of responsibility in certain parts of the game."
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Jeff Schultz has agreed to a one-year/$700k deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

Schultz fell out of favor in Washington to the point where he requested a trade. No one was willing to take on his $2.75 million annual cap hit and he ended up getting bought out. Schultz will probably have an opportunity to fight for a spot on the third pairing, but that will partially depend on the health of Willie Mitchell.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:32:00 PM

The Washington Capitals have officially bought out Jeff Schultz.

Schultz cleared waivers on Wednesday to pave the way for a compliance buyout. The Washington Capitals will save $2.75 million in cap space next season.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Jeff Schultz cleared waivers Wednesday and will likely be bought out.

Schultz will become an unrestricted free agent once the buyout is official and the Capitals will save $2.75 million on their cap for next season. Schultz played in just 26 games this season and didn't dress at all in the playoffs. He averaged just 14:15 minutes of ice time per game.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 12:36:00 PM

Washington Capitals place Jeff Schultz on unconditional waivers.

This is a precursor to a compliance buyout, which means Schultz will become an unrestricted free agent. GM George McPhee previously admitted he was trying to trade Schultz but clearly didn't get enough of an offer to actually move him. Schultz has one year and $3 million left on his contract. The Capitals will save $2.75 million on their cap if they buy him out.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 12:50:00 PM

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D1Drew Doughty
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