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Kings re-sign Schultz to two-year contract extension

Jun 30, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

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After spending almost the entire 2013-14 season in the American Hockey League, defenseman Jeff Schultz has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the L.A. Kings.

According to the blog MayorsManor, the 28-year-old Schultz will earn $850,000 in each of the next two seasons.

Schultz played the entire regular season with the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ AHL affiliate, but was called up to L.A. for the Stanley Cup playoffs and with veteran Willie Mitchell hurt. He appeared in seven post-season games, including the first game of the Western Conference final against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Schultz was forced to clear waivers in September after L.A.’s training camp wrapped up. The Kings initially signed Schultz to a one-year, $700,000 contract last July. Prior to that, he was initially placed on waivers for the purpose of a compliance buyout when he was a member of the Washington Capitals.

  1. multiplemiggs - Jun 30, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    ;-P I just came by to wish you all a Happy Pride Day!!! 8===D

  2. namriverrat69 - Jun 30, 2014 at 10:59 PM

    I’m no authority on the players and this game I love but Schultz seems like he is skating with cement skates sometimes. He seems to be an adequate stay at home defenseman. Perhaps it isn’t fair to compare him to Williw Mitchell who it appears the Kings are not resigning. Willie has so much fire and enthusiasm which makes him fun to watch. Schultz not so much. He looked like he was skating just not to make a big mistake. Maybe I’m wrong. i was wrong once before.

    • blomfeld - Jul 1, 2014 at 2:49 AM

      COMPLETE IRRELEVANCY …

      Nam and friends …

      the bottom line is that people like Schultz will ultimately have ‘zero’ impact in terms of our glorious enterprise … for much like my peoples ‘victorious’ armies in years gone by, when one falls by the wayside, another will simply step forward to fill his place in the line …

  3. bethgoesglobal - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Just nice to see Schultz win a Cup and find success elsewhere after being let go by the Caps.

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