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Justin Schultz | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 185
College: Wisconsin
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Justin Schultz has great offensive potential, but he may have to settle for a supporting role if his defensive play doesn't improve.
He didn't have the benefit of many offensive zone starts at five-on-five situations, but a minus-22 rating is a sign for concern after he had a minus-17 rating during the lockout-shortened season. Schultz registered 11 goals and 33 points in 74 games this past year. He recorded 12 points with the man advantage and will be looking to improve his overall game in 2014-15. May 20 - 10:17 AM

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Justin Schultz was on the ice for all three of the Los Angeles Kings' goals on Thursday.

Schultz's plus/minus rating has fallen to minus-21. That negates some of his offensive value, but it's something that should improve in the years to come, in part because the Oilers are likely to eventually start getting moving further away from the NHL's basement.
Apr 11 - 6:52 AM

Justin Schultz has a goal and an assist in the Oilers' 4-2 win on Sunday.

Schultz has 11 goals and 32 points in 71 games this season. He should build on those numbers in 2014-15.
Apr 7 - 10:02 AM

Justin Schultz had an assist in Edmonton's 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.

Schultz has been a bit of a disappointment from an offensive perspective this season, but his 28 points in 63 games certainly isn't bad for a sophomore defenseman. Look for him to build on his 2013-14 campaign and flirt with the 40-point mark in 2014-15.
Mar 21 - 9:39 AM

Justin Schultz's ninth goal of the 2013-14 also happened to be a power-play game-winner on Sunday.

That helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the desperate Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. Schultz now has 27 points on the season, which might be a disappointment for some since he has such impressive offensive potential.
Mar 16 - 8:37 PM

Justin Schultz found the back of the net in Edmonton's 3-2 win over Buffalo.

Schultz has recorded four points in his last five contests. That gives the sophomore blueliner eight goals and 24 points in 50 contests in 2013-14.
Feb 4 - 7:31 AM

Defenseman Justin Schultz scored a goal and had an assist during a big Sunday night for the Oilers, who clobbered the visiting Nashville Predators 5-1.

Schultz opened the scoring with his sixth goal of the season. He picked up his 16th assist of the season in the third period. Four other Oilers had two-point nights. Ryan Smith had his seventh goal and 11th assist. Jordan Eberle produced his 18th goal and 25th assist. And Ryan Nugent-Hopkins contributed his 15th goal and 25th assist. Schultz was a plus-2, while the other three two-point scorers were plus-1. Nail Yakupov also scored a goal for the victors, his 10th of the season.
Jan 26 - 10:39 PM

Justin Schultz scored a goal in a 5-2 loss to Dallas on Tuesday.

Schultz extended his point streak to three games. The sophomore defenseman has five goals and 20 points in 41 contests this season.
Jan 15 - 9:30 AM

Justin Schultz collected a pair of power-play assists in Friday's overtime win against Pittsburgh.

He has 18 points and a minus-14 rating in 39 games this year. The 23-year-old blueliner has plenty of offensive potential, but he hasn't been much of a fantasy factor in 2013-14 thus far.
Jan 11 - 12:07 PM

Justin Schultz had a team-high three shots on goal in the Oilers' 6-0 loss to the Blues on Saturday night.

After bursting on the scene with 27 points in 48 games last year, Schultz has not had as much success this season with just three goals and 12 points. With a minus-one rating Saturday, he now is a minus-16 for the season. Clearly, his defensive game needs a lot of work.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 12:50:00 AM

Justin Schultz scored a goal in Edmonton's 5-1 loss to Chicago Monday night.

Schultz scored the Oilers only goal at 8:08, taking pass from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins at the right circle and firing a shot past Corey Crawford. Schultz now has three goals and seven assists in 17 games.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 03:06:00 AM

Justin Schultz has a goal and an assist in two games since returning from a groin injury on Tuesday.

There was never any doubt as to the offensive game of Schultz as he is talented on the offensive side of the game but his defensive play leaves a lot to be desired as he is minus-seven this season after a minus-17 rookie year in 2012-13. He has been plus-three in the two games since his return but do not expect that to last. He has two goals and nine points in 16 games this season.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:06:00 AM

Justin Schultz will return from a groin injury on Tuesday.

Schultz was sidelined for eight straight games. He's projected to play alongside Anton Belov. He has a goal and seven points in 14 contests in 2013-14.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 01:22:00 PM

Justin Schultz (groin) might be available to play Tuesday.

He practiced on Monday and Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal believes there's a good chance that the offensive defender will return when the Oilers host Columbus. Schultz wasn't as confident. "I can't say for sure I'm in but I felt good today," he said. "Hopefully I wake up tomorrow with no problems." Schultz hasn't played since Oct. 29 because of a groin injury. Consider him questionable.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 06:32:00 PM

Justin Schultz (groin) hasn't resumed skating yet.

He's considered doubtful to play this weekend when Edmonton closes out their road trip with back-to-back games in Philadelphia (Saturday) and Chicago (Sunday). Schultz hasn't played since Oct. 29.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Boyd Gordon
3Anton Lander
4Will Acton
5Mark Arcobello
6Matt Hendricks
7Leon Draisaitl
LW1Taylor Hall
2David Perron
3Benoit Pouliot
4Luke Gazdic
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Steve Pinizzotto
5Jesse Joensuu
D1Justin Schultz
2Andrew Ference
3Jeff Petry
4Keith Aulie
5Mark Fraser
6Mark Fayne
7Martin Marincin
G1Ben Scrivens
2Viktor Fasth