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Jeff Schultz
Jeff Schultz 2011
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
230 lb (105 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Washington Capitals
Hershey Bears
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 25 1986 (1986-02-25) (age 30),
Calgary, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2004
Washington Capitals
Pro Career 2006 – present


Jeff Schultz (born February 25, 1986) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Schultz was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the first round, 27th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft as one of the Capitals' three first-round picks that year.

Schultz spent four seasons (2002–03 to 2005–06) in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He played seven games in the 2005–06 playoffs for the Capitals' top minor-league affiliate, the Hershey Bears; helping them capture the Calder Cup.

Schultz made his NHL debut for the Capitals on December 22, 2006 against the New Jersey Devils. He played four games with Washington before being returned to Hershey. At the end of the season Schultz had played in 38 games with the Capitals. Jeff Schultz also has a younger brother, Ian Schultz, a Montreal Canadiens prospect (selected 87th overall in 2008 by the St. Louis Blues who is currently playing in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen.

Schultz was nicknamed Mr. Nasty[1] by Pierre McGuire early in 2010.

At the end of the 2009–10 season, Schultz led the NHL in the +/- statistical category with a +50 rating, becoming the first player from Washington to win the NHL Plus/Minus Award.

A record was set by Schultz in the 2011 playoffs in Washington`s 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. He was on the ice for a postseason record 119 consecutive minutes without being scored upon in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, before Steve Downie of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal.

Awards and achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Calgary Hitmen WHL 50 2 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 11 24 35 33 7 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 72 2 27 29 31 12 2 1 3 6
2005–06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 68 7 33 40 36 13 4 6 10 6
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 7 1 3 4 4
2006–07 Hershey Bears AHL 44 2 10 12 39 19 0 1 1 18
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 38 0 3 3 16
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 72 5 13 18 28 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Washington Capitals NHL 64 1 11 12 21 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 73 3 20 23 32 7 0 1 1 4
2010–11 Washington Capitals NHL 72 1 9 10 12 9 0 0 0 6
NHL totals 319 10 56 66 109 19 0 1 1 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cassese, Mike (2010-01-20). Jeff Schultz is "Mr. Nasty". The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2010-01-27.

External links Edit

Preceded by
Alexander Ovechkin
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Mike Green


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