Justin Schultz is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who plays as a defenseman for the Seattle Kraken of the National Hockey League (NHL). In the past, Justin first played multiple teams, like the Edmonton Oilers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Washington Capitals. Schultz helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to win 2 Stanley cups in 2016 and 2017.
Justin Schultz was born on July 6, 1990, and grew up in West Kelowna with his brother Brendan Schultz. When Justin was about to play for the NHL, it got lockout, and instead, he played the first 34 games of his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Justin Schultz grew up in Kelowna, and Schultz was lucky enough to find a beautiful girl from the same hometown. Justin exchanged his wedding vows with his longtime girlfriend, Jillian Wickett in 2020. They shared the news through several posts on their social media account.
None of them have ever shared their first meeting experience with the public. The duo has kept their personal life away from the media. They are yet to add a new member to the family.
Justin Schultz's net worth is estimated to be around $19 million, and his total career earnings till 2022 are $37,941,463. Schultz currently plays for Seattle Kraken and has under two years of a contract worth $6 million with that club. Justin earns a $3,000,000 base salary as of 2023.
Justin Schultz played with 3 different clubs in the NHL, but he hasn't revealed the details about endorsements or sponsors during his career.
Anaheim Ducks first drafted Justin Schultz in 2008, but the club didn't work out for him, and he signed a 2-year entry-level contract worth $7,550,000 on June 30, 2012, with Edmonton Oilers. Justin extended his contract with The Edmonton Oilers for $3,675,000 and kept rising for another year for $3,900,000.
After Justin was done with The Edmonton Oilers, he signed a 1-year contract on July 13, 2016, worth $1,400,000 Pittsburgh Penguins, and extended it for another 3 years bagging $16,500,000. Schultz then moved on to The Washington Capitals, signing a 2-year contract on October 9, 2020, for $8,000,000.
Anaheim Ducks first drafted Justin Schultz in 2008, but Anaheim couldn't sign him. Anaheim Ducks first drafted Justin Schultz in 2008, but Anaheim couldn't sign him. Anaheim Ducks first drafted Justin Schultz in 2008 but Anaheim wasn't able to sign him. Justin grew up with ice hockey sticks and caps around him and could demonstrate magical skills with them. Schultz played hockey in his college years in NCAA for the University of Wisconsin.
Edmonton Oilers recruited Juston as a free agent. He had to play American Hockey League (AHL) due to the 2012-2013 NHL lockout. After playing for the Edmonton Oilers for three years, he was traded from that club to The Pittsburgh Penguins.
Justin Schultz made ineradicable history with Pittsburgh Penguins. On June 12, 2016, Stanley cup finals, Justin Schultz helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the 2016 Stanley cup. Schultz played with excellent players like Kris Letang and Chad Ruhwedel in the Pittsburgh Penguins and again helped the club win the 2017 Stanley cup by dominating the Nashville Predators.
Justin is the son of Kim Schultz and Glenn Schultz. He was the type of kid who just spent more time at the local rink than at home.
Justin Schultz played in the junior-A club in his hometown. Schultz also played minor hockey for Westside in midget double-A. He said he was around great coaches during his colligate hockey career, which helped him grow and become a better player.
Justin's skating ability, his skills with the stick, and his ability of foresight were beyond impressive. Schultz's mother said that Justin followed his interest and went with the flow and his father also commented that he just lived and breathed hockey.
The NHL defenceman stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 185 pounds suitable for both power play and agility, considered the most important characteristics for ice hockey players.
Justin Schultz has invested 11 years in Ice Hockey and will spend more quality time with this mysterious/thrilling sport in the future.