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Report: Washington’s Schultz requests trade

May 30, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT


Jeff Schultz reportedly wants out of the nation’s capital.

The longtime Caps defenseman has requested a trade, according to the Washington Examiner.

The news comes after the 27-year-old averaged a career-low 14:15 in ice time during the 2013 season and became increasingly frustrated with his role on the team.

According to the Examiner’s Brian McNally, Schultz first requested a move in mid-March when it became apparent head coach Adam Oates bumped him down the depth chart (this coming from Schultz’s agent, Jarrett Bousquet).

Schultz only appeared in 26 regular season contests this year and didn’t play in the postseason, as Oates opted to go with a six-man defensive unit comprised of Karl Alzner, Mike Green, John Carlson, John Erskine, Jack Hillen and Steven Oleksy.

A towering presence at 6-foot-6, 230 pounds, Schultz was Washington’s first round pick (27th overall) at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and has spent his entire career with the Caps.

His best year came in 2009-10, when he posted a career-high 23 points and led the NHL in plus-minus, with a +50 rating.

Schultz has one-year remaining on a four-year, $11 million deal signed in 2010 and, according to CapGeek, does not have a no-trade or no-movement clause.

  1. baywatchboy - May 30, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Give it to him. Get whatever you can GM GM.

  2. captnstabn - May 30, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Towering presence? Yeah, the tower of cower. They should’ve gotten rid of this scrub a long time ago.

  3. operwapitsai - May 30, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Im throwing a party!
    all caps fans invited!!!

    • selldannysell - May 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      Color me there!

  4. ravenscaps48 - May 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM


    • ravenscaps48 - May 30, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      Jeff Schultz must be the one giving the thumbs down

  5. kantnockdahustle89 - May 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Well just because he requested it doesnt mean the Caps can trade him for anything…

    • captnstabn - May 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM

      Who in their right mind, would pay this guy 3 mil?

      Can you say….buyout?

    • blackfoot11 - May 31, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      Amnesty is the only way to go for Schultz. Caps need the space to fill needs.

  6. ibieiniid - May 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    good, gtfo of here.

  7. selldannysell - May 30, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Will we be able to get a toaster oven for this guy?

    • hockeydruid - May 31, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      maybe some used pucks if lucky and a chewing gum remover!

  8. pollypocketz - May 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM


  9. 19to77 - May 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    This guy is proof of how warped the plus-minus statistic can be. Just because he posted a +50 entirely through offensive zone time with the run-and-gun era Capitals doesn’t mean he’s a good defenseman. He sucks out loud when forced to be defensively accountable, as the past two seasons have shown.

  10. therealjr - May 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    No one is giving up anything for him now. The time to dump him and his cap hit for a song was the trade deadline.

    Now teams will simply wait for him to be bought out, which is what the Capitals ensured they’ll have to do by spending nearly $4.5M on Neuvirth and Erskine next year.

  11. jacketsfan7 - May 30, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    Buy him out! Worthless player , hasn’t done crap in his career

  12. watermelon1 - May 30, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    All caps fans rejoicing…. You have much bigger problems than Shultz!

    If you think mike green or John Carlson are any better on defense than this guy, You’re in denial.

    • capitalspowerkill - May 31, 2013 at 12:21 AM

      Have you ever seen Schultz play? You could tape a hockey stick to a traffic cone and it would be a better defense man than Schultz.

      • hockeydruid - May 31, 2013 at 5:43 PM

        Schultz brings nothing to the ice except, well at one time potential. He is NO scoring threat and plays very poor D. He cannot pass. Maybe since Bruce was so in love with him he will want him now. But to get anything at all he should have been traded in March but I have a feeling that they tried but that there were no takers. So its off the amnesty for him. I also see Neuvie traded this summer. Maybe they could put a package of Neuvie, Schultz and Olskey together to get a decent 3rd line center and a draft pick.

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