SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough and Head Coach Jacques Lemaire announced today that defenseman Nick Schultz will continue to serve as team captain for the month of February. Brian Rolston and Kim Johnsson will serve as alternate captains for the month.
Schultz, 25 (8/25/82), collected three points (1-2=3) and a +4 rating while averaging over 21:00 of ice time to help lead the Wild to a 7-4-1 record and the best January winning percentage in franchise history (.625). The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Strasbourg, Sask., is third on the team’s all-time games played list with 418 and owns 71 career points (18-53=71) and a +26 rating. Schultz, who has missed just one game due to injury in six NHL seasons, was Minnesota’s second-round pick (No. 33 overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
Minnesota will continue to rotate its team captaincy on a monthly basis this season based on the player who has shown the greatest leadership qualities.
Pavol Demitra (October), Rolston (November), Mark Parrish (December) and Schultz (January) have served as Wild captains this season.