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Justin Schultz | Defenseman

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 196
College: Wisconsin
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Justin Schultz realizes that this will be a big season for him.
Schultz has signed a one-year, $3.9 million contract and he could be in for a long-term deal after that if he has a strong 2014-15 campaign. "It'll set up my future with this team and I need to take that step forward and show that I'm a player that they want to have and they want to have for a long time," Schultz said. He had six goals and 31 points in 81 games with Edmonton in 2014-15, but as he noted, he needs to be more solid defensively. Jul 16 - 10:13 AM

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Justin Schultz has inked a one-year, $3.9 million contract with Edmonton.

Schultz was a restricted free agent and had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 24. This is a relatively mild raise from the $3,675,000 he made in 2014-15. He had six goals and 31 points in 81 contests in 2014-15.
Jul 15 - 2:00 PM

Justin Schultz has a salary arbitration hearing set for July 24.

Schultz's situation is a little unique in the sense that it was the team rather than the player that actually requested an arbitrator. He had six goals and 31 points in 81 games in 2014-15.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 13 - 6:21 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have exercised their option to file for salary arbitration for Justin Schultz.

Schultz passed on his chance to file for arbitration. Edmonton and Schultz can continue to negotiate, but now they have a hard deadline as an arbitrator will decide what Schultz is worth at a date still to be determined if the two sides don't agree to terms first. Edmonton will also have the option to buy out Schultz's contract if the team doesn't like the arbitrator's decision.
Jul 6 - 10:44 PM

Justin Schultz recorded an assist in Edmonton's 4-1 victory over Toronto on Monday.

Schultz has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has five goals and 28 points in 69 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 17 - 11:06 AM

Justin Schultz had an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Schultz has five goals and 24 points in 63 games in 2014-15. There's a decent chance he'll reach the 30-point mark for the second straight season, but he isn't likely to do much better than that.
Mar 4 - 9:05 AM

Justin Schultz potted a goal for the Oilers in their 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.

There is still an outside chance Schultz reaches his career high of 33 points set last season, but with five goals, it’s unlikely he will get to 11. The goal was his first point in five games, and his goal was his first since Feb. 2. He has 23 points this season. Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins registered the helpers.
Mar 1 - 12:52 AM

Justin Schultz was a minus-three on Saturday.

Schultz is the Oilers quarterback on the power play but has only four goals and 21 points this season. He has been a minus-six in his last three games but is only a minus-nine this season, not too bad for a porous Oilers team. Everyone has big expectations for Schultz in fantasy hockey but he has yet to produce in three seasons at the NHL level.
Feb 15 - 7:13 AM

Justin Schultz had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout win on Monday.

It was Schultz's first multi-point game of the 2014-15 campaign. He's had four goals and 21 points in 50 contests. That puts him in position to potentially surpass his 2013-14 mark of 33 points.
Feb 3 - 8:50 AM

Justin Schultz had an assist in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis Tuesday night.

Schultz has recorded a point in back-to-back games. He has three goals and 15 assists in 43 contests this season.
Jan 14 - 9:13 AM

Justin Schultz registered an assist in a 4-2 loss on Sunday.

Schultz has three goals and 17 points in 42 contests. He's capable of more, but the Oilers offense has been anemic overall and that's taken its toll on him.
Jan 12 - 10:54 AM

Justin Schultz scored the only Edmonton goal in a 5-1 loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday night.

The Oilers as a whole have been a gigantic mess this year and Schultz has not managed to separate himself from the team's difficulties. Brad Hunt and Marc Arcobello drew assists on the tally.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 01:23:00 AM

Justin Schultz had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday.

Schultz was in the press box on Nov. 27, but he logged over 20 minutes in the Oilers' following two games. He has two goals and nine assists in 25 contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Justin Schultz was a healthy scratch again on Friday.

Schultz has sat in the press box the last two games as coach Dallas Eakins is hoping that watching some games will help his play. Schultz has two goals and 10 points with a minus-seven rating. Keep him on your bench, even when he returns to action.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 07:46:00 AM

Justin Schultz is expected to draw back into the lineup for Keith Aulie Friday night against the Blues after sitting out Thursday night.

Whatever Dallas Eakins is doing, it needs to start translating into wins.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 07:46:00 PM

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3Anton Lander
4Mark Letestu
5Leon Draisaitl
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Lauri Korpikoski
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Luke Gazdic
6Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Teddy Purcell
3Nail Yakupov
4Tyler Pitlick
D1Andrej Sekera
2Justin Schultz
3Oscar Klefbom
4Andrew Ference
5Nikita Nikitin
6Darnell Nurse
7Griffin Reinhart
8Eric Gryba
G1Ben Scrivens
2Cam Talbot