Oklahoma City Barons defenseman Justin Schultz was named the CCM/American Hockey League Player of the Week, the AHL office announced today.
The rookie defenseman tallied three goals, an assist and a plus-6 rating in two games last week.
Schultz scored two short-handed goals, assisted on the game-winning goal, recorded six shots and compiled a plus-5 rating in Oklahoma City’s 5-2 victory over San Antonio. The two short-handed goals and plus-5 rating established new individual franchise records in those statistical categories. The next night, Schultz scored again and earned second-star honors in a 5-3 loss to Lake Erie.
Schultz, 22, signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers on June 30, 2012, after three seasons at the University of Wisconsin. Schultz was twice named the WCHA’s Defensive Player of the Year and was one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. The native of West Kelowna, B.C. leads all AHL blueliners with four goals and is second with six points through four games with Oklahoma City this season.
In recognition of his achievement, Schultz will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Barons home game.
Oklahoma City is in the midst of a season long seven-game homestand. The Barons skate in three games this week, beginning tomorrow night against the Lake Erie Monsters. Friday, they take on the Houston Aeros while Sunday, they play the Texas Stars. Games Tuesday and Friday start at 7 p.m., while Sunday’s game starts at 4 p.m.
Friday, the Barons are giving away car flags to the first 2,000 fans through the doors. Sunday is the first of four postgame skates with the team. Fans can stay after the game and skate with members of the Barons team. Skate rental is free, or you may bring your own. Fans wishing to skate can register on the day of the game at the Barons fan relations booth.
A variety of ticket packages are available to meet every individual or group need. Packages ranging from 7-game and 11-game packs to Full Season Seats are available. Call the Barons’ front office at 405-232-4625 for information on group outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.
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