Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/26/12
Let the Schultz-waltz begin July 1 begins a bit early this year as Justin Schultz is now officially a free agent. The former second-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks jumped through his final loophole Sunday night after de-registering from the University of Wisconsin back in May now finds himself the prettiest girl in the school to 30 would-be suitors. In a year when UFA defencemen are mostly harmless save for the biggest fish Ryan Suter, Justin Schultz has the market firmly in control. He’s 21, can’t make more than $925,000 on his entry level contract (though depending on performance bonuses he could necessitate absorbing as much as a $3.8 million cap hit next year) , and has 113 points in 121 career NCAA games. Risk/reward is off the charts So Justin Schultz in the very rare position where he can choose what teams he wants to start his career with, much to the dismay of the Ducks and the bemusement The rumoured favourites for Schultz’s services are the Canucks, the Oilers, the Bl...
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