Schultz signs two-year contract with Capitals


Justin Schultz signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Washington Capitals on Friday. It has an average annual value of $4 million.

The 30-year-old defenseman scored 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 46 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and one assist in four Stanley Cup Playoff games. 

Originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (No. 43) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Schultz did not sign a contract and signed with the Edmonton Oilers as a free agent on July 1, 2012 after three collegiate seasons at the University of Wisconsin. 

Schultz has 214 points (50 goals, 164 assists) in 482 regular-season games with the Penguins and Oilers and has 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) 56 playoff games.

He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Penguins (2016, 2017).

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