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Meet Jeff Schultz

Monday, 05.05.2014 / 12:01 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
By Jeff Moeller
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Meet Jeff Schultz
Lanky defenseman Jeff Schultz could make his Kings debut tonight....has spent entire NHL career with Caps so far

Defenseman Jeff Schultz could draw into the Kings lineup for tonight’s Game 2 at Anaheim (puck drops at 7:15 p.m. at Honda Center – Kings Radio AM 1150 and on TV via NBCSN and post-game show on Prime Ticket).

Schultz has not played with the Kings since the preseason but was recalled last week. This season he recorded 13 points (2-11=13) and a plus-10 rating in 67 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

A veteran of 399 regular season games and 28 playoff games in the NHL – all with Washington -- the 29-year-old’s best NHL season came in 2009-10 when he posted 23 points (3-20=23) and a plus-50 rating in 73 games for the Capitals.

If Schultz plays, he will become just the fourth player to make their Kings debut in the playoffs, joining Tanner Pearson, Brock Tredway and Mike Corbett. Tredway and Corbett never played a regular season game for the Kings and Pearson made his regular season debut this year. Tredway in fact never played in an NHL regular season contest during his career, nor did Corbett who played in two Kings playoff games in 1968.

Here is more on Schultz, off-the-ice:

Nickname: Schultzy

Off-season home: Calgary, Alberta

Wife: Mackenzie

Pets: Riley and Piper (Dogs)

Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad

Favorite band: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean

Favorite sport other than hockey: golf

Favorite hockey moment: scoring first NHL goal

Favorite pro athlete: Vernon Davis

Favorite vacation spot: Maui

First job: minor hockey referee

Wears jersey number because: given to him at his first training camp

Charities: supports Inova Blood Donor Services/Washington Animal Rescue

Helps the environment by: recycling