VEGAS (April 3, 2018) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, April 3, that the team has signed free agent defenseman Jimmy Schuldt to a one-year, entry level contract.
Schuldt, a Hobey Baker Award Finalist, recently finished his senior year with St. Cloud State University. He led all defensemen in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) with 35 points (10 G, 25 A) and helped lead the Huskies to a regular-season conference title and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
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.
Schuldt, who attended the Golden Knights 2018 Development Camp in June, never missed a game in his collegiate career, playing in 156 consecutive games during his time at St. Cloud State University. He is expected to report to the Golden Knights and practice with the team during their morning skate on April 4 and will wear jersey No. 4.
Jimmy Schuldt, Defenseman
Birthplace: Minnetonka, MN
Weight: 205 lbs.
- Appeared in 156 games with St. Cloud State University and served as the team's captain for three seasons, the Huskies first-ever three-time captain.
- Recorded a total of 118 points (38 G, 80 A), which ranks first in the SCSU all-time records for a defenseman in total points, to go with 106 penalty minutes
- Posted 35 points (10 G, 25 A) in 39 games to go with 18 penalty minutes during the 2018-19 season
- A finalist for the Hobey Baker Award (NCAA Top Collegiate Player) and was the only player to be a finalist during the in 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons
- Named the 2018-19 NCHC Player of the Year and awarded the NCHC's Best Defensive Defenseman
- Never missed a game in collegiate career, playing in 156 consecutive games during his time at St. Cloud State University
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