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Nick Schultz
Nick Schultz
Defenseman
Number: 55
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 203
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 25, 1982  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Strasbourg, SK, Canada
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Drafted: MIN / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (33rd overall)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Has played 681 games with Wild – most all-time…Has totaled 125 points (25-100=125), 292 PIM and a +18 ranking over nine NHL seasons with Minnesota…Tied for sixth in games played among NHL defensemen since 2002-03 season.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS

Totaled 17 points (3-14=17) and 38 PIM in 74 games…Ranked second on team with 132 blocked shots...Notched 100th career assist and season-high 25:25 of ice time vs. CBJ (3/19)...Recorded season-high three shots vs. COL (2/9)...Tallied two assists at DET (11/19) (fourth career two assist game)...Registered first goal of season vs. LA (10/25)...Missed three games with head injury (12/20-12/26), final five games with post-concussion symptoms (4/2-4/10).

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS
Tallied career-high 20 points, including career-high 19 assists in 80 games …Tied career high with 43 PIM…Recorded career-high 83 shots…Finished second on the Wild and T12th in NHL with 158 blocked shots…Tallied two assists at VAN (4/4)…Collected 17th point of season at PHI (3/25) to set new career high...Became first Wild player to skate in 600 games vs. SJ (3/23)… Registered 14th assist of season vs. FLA (3/9) to set new career high…Tied career high with four shots on goal at SJ (1/30)…Notched 100th career point (assist) vs. PIT (1/11)…Tied career high with two assists vs. CGY (1/6)…Tallied an assist in three straight games to tie career high (12/17-12/21)… Recorded lone goal of season and third PPG of career at LA (10/8)…Missed two games with leg injury (4/5, 4/8).

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS

Notched 11 points (2-9=11) and 31 PIM in 79 games…Scored two goals for fourth straight season…Led team with 152 blocked shots and finished third with 78 hits…Skated to even or better rating in 51-of-79 games…Notched assist, five hits and four blocked shots vs. CGY (4/3)…Recorded game-tying goal with 1:46 remaining vs. COL (3/17)…Registered assist and season-high +3 at ANA (3/8)…Became first Wild player to play in 500 games vs. EDM (2/8)…Tied career high with three-game point streak (1-2=3, 12/19-12/23)…Recorded first goal of season at STL (12/20)… Logged season-high 25:57 in ice time at PIT (11/18)… Missed final three games of season with head injury suffered at DET (4/5).

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS
Ranked fourth among Wild defensemen in scoring with 15 points (2-13=15)...Led team in blocked shots (147) and finished second in hits (101)...Recorded minus rating just once in final 18 games, going +10 in that span... Named January (second-youngest in franchise history) and February team captain...Recorded first goal of season vs. ANA (1/18) ending 116-game streak without goal...Tied career high with two assists at COL (1/24)...Logged seasonhigh 25:38 of ice time and registered four hits vs. COL (3/30)… Missed only second game of career due to injury/illness with flu-like symptoms (later diagnosed as appendicitis) (4/6), snapping streak of 177 consecutive games played...Underwent appendectomy and missed the first five games of Western Conference Quarterfinal vs. COL.

2006-07 HIGHLIGHTS
Became the first Wild defenseman in franchise history to appear in all 82 games and one of four Wild players to appear in all 82 games...Led team with 141 blocked shots and ranked third on team with 88 hits...Posted a career-high +4 rating in season finale vs. STL (4/7)... Posted an assist in 4-1 Game 4 Western Conference Quarterfinal victory vs. ANA (4/17).

2005-06 HIGHLIGHTS
Notched 12 assists and added two goals for 14 points to go along with a career-high 43 PIM... Led the Wild with 129 blocked shots...Logged a season-high 26:55 TOI at CBJ (10/28)... Tallied four assists in five games (1/24-1/31)...Notched a goal and an assist for first multi-point game of the season and second of career vs. COL (3/5)...Picked up then-career-high 12th assist on the Wild’s final goal of the season at DAL (4/15).

2004-05 HIGHLIGHTS
Finished sixth on Kassel in scoring with 22 points (7-15=22).

2003-04 HIGHLIGHTS
Recorded a career-high six goals and +12 rating…Added ten assists for 16 points and 72 shots during his third NHL season with Wild...Ranked tied for first on the club in plus/minus and ranked second among team defensemen in goals...Posted first career multi-point game with a goal and assist vs. CHI (1/7).

2002-03 HIGHLIGHTS
Ranked first on the team with a +11 rating...Participated in the NHL YoungStars game during All- Star Weekend... Tallied his first goal of the season (GWG) vs. ANA (12/31)...Tied for the team playoff lead with a plus/minus rating of +5...Picked up his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 7 Western Conference Semifinal win at VAN (5/8).

2001-02 HIGHLIGHTS
Made NHL debut vs. EDM (10/14)...Posted first career point and assist vs. CAR (10/24)...Scored first NHL goal (GWG) and posted +3 rating vs. FLA (11/29)...Forced to miss one game with shoulder contusion (2/6)...Left Wild to compete with Team Canada in World Junior Championship in Czech Republic (12/14-1/6)...Joined Houston (AHL) at conclusion of NHL season to participate in AHL playoffs.

2000-01 HIGHLIGHTS
Made professional hockey debut and skated in four games with Cleveland (IHL)...Served as team captain and registered 47 points (17-30=47) for Prince Albert (WHL)...Ranked third on team in assists, tied for fourth in goals and fifth in total points...Named to WHL’s Eastern Conference All-Star team and earned Prince Albert’s Player of the Year and MVP awards.

1999-00 HIGHLIGHTS
Skated in a WHL-high 72 games during second season with Prince Albert in 1999-00.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
Appeared in all nine games as Canada claimed the gold medal at the 2007 World Championship...Helped Team Canada to the gold medal at the World Championship in 2004...Was a +2 in nine games and registered one assist... Played in seven games for Canada in the 2002 World Junior Championship in Czech Republic, recorded two assists and helped Team Canada capture silver medal...Played in all seven games for Team Canada in World Junior Championship in Russia in 2000 and did not score.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Minnesota in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

PERSONAL
Nicholas Andrew Schultz resides in Calgary, Alberta during the offseason with his wife, Jessica, son, Jake, daughters, Brooke and Sydney, and dog, Caymus…Nickname is “Hammer”…Enjoys fishing and golfing when away from the rink...First job was as a paper boy…Would most like to meet Roger Federer…Lists the state’s friendly residents as his favorite part about Minnesota…If not playing hockey, would like to be a physical education teacher…Listens to the band Linkin Park before games…Possesses a hidden talent for bowling…Lists steak as his favorite food and baseball as his favorite sport besides hockey…Favorite movie is The Hangover and favorite television show is “Modern Family”…Lists CBS Sports for Fantasy Football and Baseball as his favorite website…Is active in Mikko Koivu and Nick Schultz’ Suites for Kids, Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids and Right to Play.

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