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Jeff Schultz
Jeff Schultz
Defenseman  - LAK
Number: 55
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 25, 1986  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Drafted: WSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (27th overall)

2013-14: Ranked ninth on Manchester with 67 games played and ranked sixth among team defensemen in points…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in his first postseason game as a King May 5 at ANA (one of four Kings all-time to make club debut in the postseason).

2012-13: Assist Feb. 23, 2013 vs. NJD…Assist Feb. 14, 2013 at TBL…Assist Feb. 9, 2013 vs. FLA…Played a season-high 21:00 Feb. 7, 2013 at PIT.

2011-12: Goal Feb. 13, 2012 vs. SJS…Assist Nov. 5, 2011 at NYI…Assist Nov. 21, 2011 vs. PHX…Assist and plus-2 rating Nov. 1, 2011 vs. ANA…Assist Oct. 20, 2011 at PHI…Played a season-high 21:46 Oct. 13, 2011 at PIT…Assist Oct. 10, 2011 vs. TBL.

2010-11: Second on WSH in blocked shots (138)…Played a career-high 26:35 March 31, 2011 vs. CBJ…Scored first career GWG March 18, 2011 at NJD…PLAYOFFS: second among WSH defensemen in SH TOI/gm (2:52)…Led WSH in blocked shots (22)…On the ice for an NHL postseason record 119 consecutive minutes without his team being scored upon.

2009-10: Set career highs in assists, points, penalty minutes and plus-minus (plus-50)…His plus-minus led the NHL and set a WSH franchise record…The first defenseman with a plus-50 rating since Chris Pronger in 1999-00 (plus-52)…Had a plus-14 rating in six games vs. ATL…First Capital to lead the NHL in plus-minus…Led WSH in blocked shots (129)…Earned a career-high three points Oct. 22, 2009 at ATL…Was a plus-5 Jan. 9, 2010 at ATL and April 5, 2010 at PIT…Had two three-game point streaks during the season (career high).

2008-09: Second among WSH defensemen (fourth overall) in plus-minus (plus-13)…Seven of his 12 points came in the third period…Fifth on WSH in blocked shots (93)…WSH was 9-1-1 when he recorded a point…Was a plus-4 Nov. 12, 2008 at CAR and Feb. 1, 2009 vs. OTT…Scored his first career SHG Jan. 14, 2009 at PIT.

2007-08: First among WSH defensemen (fourth overall) in plus-minus (+12)…Second among WSH defensemen in goals…Third on the club in blocked shots (90)…Scored first NHL goal Oct. 29, 2007 at TOR…Goals (three) in three straight games (Dec. 8-12, 2007)…First multi-point game (two assists) Jan. 17, 2008 vs. EDM…Played in his 100th career game March 14, 2008 vs. ATL.

2006-07: Split season with WSH and Hershey…Ranked 12th among NHL rookie defensemen with 18:12 TOI/gm…Tied for second on WSH in plus-minus (plus-5, tied for eighth among NHL rookie defensemen)…Made his NHL debut Dec. 22, 2006 vs. NJD…Recorded first NHL point (assist) Jan. 26, 2007 at CAR…Was a plus-4 Jan. 27, 2007 vs. CAR.

2005-06: Played final year in juniors with Calgary (WHL)…Joined Hershey in the AHL playoffs at the conclusion of his WHL season…Helped Hershey capture the Calder Cup Championship.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Calgary, WHL.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by WSH in the first round (27th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY: Played for Team Canada at the following tournaments: World U18 Championships (2004, 7 GP 0-0=0)…Other (2005 ADT Canada-Russia Challenge).

PERSONAL: 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.