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BLOG: Schultz eager to improve number from last year

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

RFA defenceman Justin Schultz has agreed to terms with the Oilers on a one-year contract. In doing so, Schultz has the opportunity to prove his worth this season on the road to a longer term contract. That makes the 2014-15 season a big one for the 24-year-old blueliner.

This season, the main area of his game he wishes to improve upon his on the defensive side of things. He was -22 last season and cites plus-minus as a number he wishes to improve.

“I want to be a plus player,” he said. “Improving my plus-minus is something that’s going to come with being better defensively. Also, having a better team game and winning more games. Hopefully we get off to a good start and build off that.”

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