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Edmonton Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz has been named a 2013 American Hockey League First Team All Star.
Schultz, a Kelowna, British Columbia native, signed with Edmonton last summer but began the season with Oklahoma City and had an immediate impact with the Oilers’ AHL affiliate. He played in 34 games with the Barons and registered 48 points (18G, 30A). Schultz posted a franchise record tying 10 game point scoring streak and a separate nine game point streak.
This marks the third consecutive season the Barons have had a player named an AHL First Team All Star. Forward Alex Giroux was named to the 2010-11 team, while last season, goaltender Yann Danis earned the honour.
Although the 6’2”, 185-pound defenceman hasn’t played in the AHL since January 5th, Schultz still leads all AHL defencemen in points and was recently surpassed as the top rookie scorer. He earned CCM / AHL monthly award honours for Player of the Month for October and Rookie of the Month for November. He was also named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team on April 10th.
Schultz has continued his solid play this season leading all Oilers defenceman in scoring with 20 points (6G, 14A) through 40 games this season.
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