VEGAS (September 5, 2019) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, September 5, that the team has signed defenseman Jimmy Schuldt to a one-year, one-way contract through the 2019-20 season worth an average annual value of $850,000.
Schuldt, 24, appeared in 39 games for St. Cloud State University in Minnesota during the 2018-19 season, accumulating 35 points (10 G, 25 A) in that time. He played in 156 consecutive games during his time at St. Cloud State University, where he was the captain of the team for three straight seasons.
Schuldt signed with the Golden Knights as a free agent on April 3, 2019. He made his NHL debut with the Golden Knights on April 6, 2019 and recorded his first career point with an assist.
The Minnetonka, Minnesota native wrapped up his collegiate career as one of the most prolific players in SCSU history. He appeared in 156 games with the Huskies and recorded 118 points (38 G, 80), which ranks first among defensemen in school history. Schuldt was named a Hobey Baker Award Finalist during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons and was the only repeat Hobey Baker top ten finalist. He was also named the 2018-19 NCHC Player of the Year, earned the 2018-19 NCHC Defensive Defenseman Award, named to the 2018-19 All-NCHC First Team, earned the NCHS Scholar-Athlete Award and earned numerous other honors during collegiate career.
Jimmy Schuldt , Defenseman
Birthplace: Minnetonka, MN
Weight: 205 lbs.
- Played in 156 games with St. Cloud State University in Minnesota as the team's captain with a total of 118 points (38 G, 80 A), which ranks him first in the SCSU all-time records for a defenseman in total points.
- Posted 10 goals and 25 assists in 39 games to go with 18 penalty minutes in the 2018-19 season.
- Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award (NCAA Top Collegiate Player) in back to back seasons, 2017-18 & 2018-19.
- 2018-19 season awarded the Best Defensive Defenseman in the NCAA (NCHC)
- Played in 156 consecutive games during his time at St. Cloud State University (has never missed a game in any fashion)
- Has played in one NHL game and recorded one assist (4/6/19 at LAK)
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