Found May 08, 2012 on Hockey Fan Land:
Justin Schultz is a former second-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks and has the type of potential that scouts drool about. When teams get a player with Schultz's skill they tend to hold tight. But this summer Schultz could hit unrestricted free agency before playing his first NHL game.  Thanks to a loophole in the CBA,the young defenceman can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, as he is acollege player yet to sign an NHL contract four years after beingdrafted. All Schultz has to do is walk away from his senior year at Wisconsin and he will be able to choose where he plays in 2012-13.  The Ducks have until June 1st to sign Schultz. If they do not, Schultz can leave school and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. If this is the route he chooses, and with each passing day it looks more and more likely it will be, he will make his decision after the draft. If he leaves school before the draft he becomes draft eligible again, something he clearly isn't going to...
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