Team now has signed all three first-round picks from 2004 draft
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 31, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Jeff Schultz, a first-round draft pick of the team in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Schultz, 19, was the second of three Capitals first-round picks in 2004 (27th overall), along with Alexander Ovechkin (first) and Mike Green (29th). All three are now under contract.
The 6' 6", 212-pound native of Calgary, Alberta, has spent three seasons with the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League (WHL). He was the team's second-highest-scoring defenseman in 2004-05 with 29 points (two goals, 27 assists) in 72 games, with 31 penalty minutes. He posted 15 goals and 52 assists (67 points) in his 194-game WHL career and did not miss a game in the last two seasons.
Birthday: February 25, 1986 (Calgary, Alberta)
Height: 6-6 Weight: 212 Shoots: Left
Drafted: Capitals' first-round choice, 27th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft