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BLOG: Schultz was confident a deal would get done

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms with defenceman Justin Schultz on a one-year contract. Schultz, a restricted free agent, just knew that a deal would get done before camp opens in September.

“I knew it was going to get done,” he said. “I didn’t want to drag it on into training camp and be a distraction. I wanted to get something done, they were the same way and it worked out well.”

Schultz is happy with the term of the contract, citing his need to prove himself more at the NHL level as the reasoning behind the one-year deal.

“I think we are both pretty happy in getting it done, having this drag on. I’m happy with the contract. I obviously have to prove myself more to get a longer term. Hopefully I have a good year this year, the team does better and we’ll get it done.”

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