|6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
230 lb (105 kg)
|Born||February 25, 1986,|
Calgary, AB, CAN
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2004|
|Pro Career||2006 – present|
Schultz spent four seasons (2002–03 to 2005–06) in the Western Hockey League with the Calgary Hitmen. He played seven games in the 2005–06 playoffs for the Capitals' top minor-league affiliate, the Hershey Bears; helping them capture the Calder Cup.
Schultz made his NHL debut for the Capitals on December 22, 2006 against the New Jersey Devils. He played four games with Washington before being returned to Hershey. At the end of the season Schultz had played in 38 games with the Capitals. Jeff Schultz also has a younger brother, Ian Schultz, a Montreal Canadiens prospect (selected 87th overall in 2008 by the St. Louis Blues who is currently playing in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen.
A record was set by Schultz in the 2011 playoffs in Washington`s 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. He was on the ice for a postseason record 119 consecutive minutes without being scored upon in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, before Steve Downie of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal.
Awards and achievements
- Cassese, Mike (2010-01-20). Jeff Schultz is "Mr. Nasty". The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2010-01-27.
|Washington Capitals first round draft pick
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