Schultz Signed

Looks like #55 isn’t going anywhere for a while. Congrats, Sarge.

Capitals Sign Defenseman Jeff Schultz to Four-Year Contract

ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a four-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Schultz, 24, played 73 games for the Capitals in 2009-10 and led the NHL with a +50 rating, the best single-season rating in franchise history. He became the first defenseman to lead the NHL in plus/minus rating since 2005-06 (Michal Rozsival and Wade Redden) and the first Capital to lead the league in that category. Offensively he recorded career highs in assists (20) and points (23) and averaged a career-high 19:51 of ice time per game. He led the team with 129 blocked shots.

The Calgary, Alberta, native was the Capitals’ first-round choice, 27th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft. He has played in 247 career games for Washington, recording 56 points (nine goals, 47 assists) and just 97 penalty minutes. He has a +80 rating in his career.

An interesting radio listen on the topic of Jeff Schultz’s value: Japers Rink Radio, from June 5th.

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6 Responses to Schultz Signed

  1. BONZAI says:

    Caps fans rejoice.

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  3. Geo says:

    Who needs Volchenkov when we’ve got Sarge the Blocking Machine. 😀 I really had no idea he was the leading shot blocker (I know it’s not saying much).

  4. Sarah says:

    Woo!

  5. BONZAI says:

    ESPN is reporting a 4 year deal at 11 million.

  6. CapsFan1975 says:

    That’s the one thing about Schultz. He’s young, so there’s a lot of upside.

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