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Oops: Ducks fans boo Nick instead of Justin Schultz

Apr 8, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

On the morning of Ryan Suter‘s return to Nashville as a member of the Minnesota Wild, he joked that he wanted to wear a different jersey number to avoid the boos. Maybe he should’ve just insisted that the Wild sign a guy with a similar name.

Various observers point out that Anaheim Ducks fans made the mistake (at least once) of jeering defenseman Nick Schultz instead of Justin Schultz during Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.

For future giving-a-hard-time purposes, PHT provides this handy guide for telling the two apart.

Here’s a photo of Nick, who wears No. 15. Notice the “A” on his jersey for alternate captain …

source: Getty ImagesAs you can see, he doesn’t have “N. Schultz” on the back of his jersey, just Schultz:

source: Getty Images

Nick Schultz is 30 years old, a left-handed shot and measures in at 6-foot-2 and 203 lbs., according to We’ll spare you discussion of his astrological sign.

Now, onto Justin Schultz:

source: Getty Images

As you can see, he wears No. 19, sports a right-handed shot and doesn’t have an “A” on his jersey. (At least not yet.)

He does, however, have a “J” on the back:

source: Getty Images

The 22-year-old blueliner comes in at the same height but he’s about 20 lbs. lighter, though that probably won’t help much from the nosebleeds.

In summation, it’s a reasonable mistake in the not-so-reasonable field of screaming at someone for wanting a change of scenery. Here’s a quicker memory trick for Ducks fans: “N is for not Justin; J is for jeer away.”

Heaven help us if a fan base only wants to lampoon just one of the Sedin twins.

(All images via Getty.)

  1. spetznaz777 - Apr 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    ducks fans accidently root for mikko koivu instead of saku. go figure.

    • DonkeyStick - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:33 AM

      James O’Brien….REALLY? You’re mocking fans for booing the wrong player when you wrote the below article about LUKE SCHENN but called him BRAYDEN SCHENN!

      “Video: Brayden Schenn ‘joins’ Pierre McGuire between the benches”

  2. rsl22 - Apr 8, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Caps fans often confuse Jeff Schultz with a pylon.

    • lordfletcher - Apr 8, 2013 at 11:12 PM

  3. Mighty Asian - Apr 8, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Reblogged this on anelle dehghani and commented:
    They have the same name and number it was bound to happen! Let’s just be satisfied that there are still fans dedicated to NHL after that damn lockout.

    • valoisvipers - Apr 8, 2013 at 11:56 PM

      Maybe you should try blogging something that makes sense as the last time I looked number 19 and 15 are not the same number.So don’t reblog your garbage.

    • hockeyflow33 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:40 AM

      Based off this garbage comment I cannot even fathom how terrible your writing is.

  4. blackhawks2010 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    The Kings draw more fans than Ducks in their own building. The game yesterday was a home game for the Kings…. Solid fan base

  5. slumdog66 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    @blackhawks2010. It’s called a bandwagon you fool.

    • ron05342 - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:33 AM

      No, he’s right. I was at the game last night and Kings fans were louder than the Ducks fans there.

      The problem is that the Ducks fans just don’t show up for the games. You have a lot of visiting fans there (Chicago, Detroit, Vancouver) that just take over the games.

      Even this season, they just aren’t showing up as they should.

  6. tarotsujimoto74 - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    How did he want a change of scenery? He was never in the scenery.

  7. spetznaz777 - Apr 9, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    ducks fans eyesight that bad? i doubt they know the diffrence between perry ryan and getz. root for the good guy!!! give him lots of moneyyssss

    • ibieiniid - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:17 AM

      you mean Banks, Goldberg, and Conway?

  8. spochiefsfan - Apr 9, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Banks, Goldberg and Conway…

    best. comment. ever.

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