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Nick Schultz  #15

Philadelphia Flyers  Defenseman
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: August 25, 1982  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Strasbourg, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 203 DRAFTED: MIN / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)

Career:  MIN’s all-time leader in GP (743)… Registered career-high 20 points (1G-19A) in 2009-10 with MIN… Served as MIN team captain for part of 2007-08 season… Recorded career-high 6 goals and +12 rating in 2003-04 with MIN... Played in 2003 NHL YoungStars Game… Represented Canada at the IIHF World Championships in 2004 (Gold), 2006 and 2007 (Gold) as well as the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2001 (Bronze) and 2002 (Silver)… Named WHL East All-Star and MVP of Prince Albert Raiders in 2001... Member of Team Saskatchewan at 1999 Canada Winter Games.
2013-14: Registered 1st point/assist with CBJ on 3/11 vs. DET… Made CBJ debut on 3/6 at CHI... Led EDM in blocked shots (120) at time of trade to CBJ.
2012-13: Finished 2nd on EDM in blocked shots (107)… Skated in 800th career NHL game on 4/4/13 at VAN… Logged season-high 23:17 on 2/4/13 vs. VAN.
Personal: Cousin of former VAN RW Jesse Schultz… Brother-in-law of COL D Cory Sarich... Brother Kris played 4 seasons in UHL/CHL from 1998-2002.

Signed as a free agent by Kassel (Germany), September 24, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for Tom Gilbert, February 27, 2012.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp