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Schultz named AHL Player of the Week

Oct 22, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

Justin Schultz

For those that wondered how Justin Schultz would adjust to the pro game, it turns out pretty well. The Oklahoma City Barons defenseman has been named AHL Player of the Week after scoring three times, adding an assist and compiling a plus-six rating in two games for Edmonton’s minor-league affiliate.

“He’s a quick learner,” Barons head coach Todd Nelson said, as per CBC.ca. “In our exhibition games he got caught up ice a couple of times. I only had to explain to him once that if he does that he has to be the first guy to get back. He adjusted… Very high hockey IQ.”

Schultz signed with the Oilers this summer after an intense bidding war for his services. The 22-year-old was originally drafted by Anaheim in 2008. He became an unrestricted free agent after the Ducks were unable to sign him to a contract.

Schultz spent the last three seasons playing college hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers.

Image via TheAHL.com

  1. lostpuppysyndrome - Oct 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    It’s been the silver lining in the lockout to see how the rookies will do in the pros. Lots of talent out there.

  2. husky2score - Oct 22, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Here is a good thought for those of you at PHT. How about posting articles of AHL news and important games so that your viewers can at least feel like there is a hockey season going on. All this lockout stuff is making us feel bummed and disappointed. Just a thought.

    • williplett - Oct 23, 2012 at 5:41 AM

      What a good idea!

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