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Oilers re-sign Justin Schultz to one year contract
« on: August 30, 2014, 01:18:54 AM »
The Edmonton Oilers announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Justin Schultz on a one-year contract.

Schultz, 24, had a career year in 2013-14, posting 33 points (11G, 22A) and 16 penalty minutes in 74 games. He set career highs in several categories including points, goals, assists, blocked shots (107) and hits (30). Schultz led all Oilers defencemen in points, assists and goals, as well as led the team in time on ice, averaging 23:20 per game.

The 6’2”, 188 pound blueliner has accumulated 60 points (19G, 41A) and 24 penalty minutes in 122 career NHL games.

The Kelowna, British Columbia native also had a standout rookie campaign in 2012-13, splitting the season between the Edmonton Oilers and their AHL affiliate Oklahoma City Barons. He appeared in 34 games with the Barons, registering 48 points (18G, 30A) and six penalty minutes.

Schultz’s impressive numbers with Oklahoma City earned him the Eddie Shore Award as the American Hockey League’s Defenceman of the Year. He is the first rookie in the 56-year history of the Eddie Shore Award to earn the honour.
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Re: Oilers re-sign Justin Shultz to one year contract
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 07:54:05 PM »
There seems to be a lot of talk about this contract being too high, I really don't have a problem with it. It is obvious this kid has a lot of upside and he does only have 122 NHL game experience. I wished the Oilers would have locked him up for 5 years at 5 mil, but there is nothing wrong with letting him prove his worth next year. The same people who are not happy with this contract seemed pretty ok with Nikitin at 4.5 per year over 2 years, with the explanation of "paid a little too much but term is ok". ????

I predict Schultz has a great year,

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Re: Oilers re-sign Justin Shultz to one year contract
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 02:29:08 AM »
Schultz is definitely going to be a good player. I wished they had convinced him at 6y x 5m. The expectations put on these young inexperienced guys is quite high, we need to let them play and mature a bit before calling them busts and less than average, as some are saying in the internets. MacT is doing ok.
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