Justin Schultz Washington Capitals logo

Age 31 Jul 6, 1990
Kelowna CAN
Defense shoots right
6'2" 188 cm
193 lbs 88 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2018
Agent Ray (Raynold) Petkau
Draft Year 2008
Drafted Overall 43
Draft Round 2
Draft Team Anaheim Ducks logo

Transaction History
Dec 2, 2021 Activated Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (upper body) is expected to suit up versus the Blackhawks on Thursday and be activated off injured reserve, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Nov 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | The Capitals placed Schultz (upper body) on injured reserve Sunday, Tom Gulitti of (NHL).com reports.
Nov 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (upper body) will not suit up Friday against visiting Florida, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Nov 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens.
Oct 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz tallied a power-play goal and produced a game-high six shots Wednesday in a 5-1 win over the Rangers.
May 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (lower body) took part in Saturday's optional skate and is questionable to play against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
May 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (lower body) will not play in Friday's clash with the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
May 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (lower body) isn't on the ice for warmups and won't play in Wednesday's game against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | According to coach Peter Laviolette, Schultz (lower body) is "clear and available" ahead of Thursday's matchup with Pittsburgh, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Apr 27, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (lower body) was a full participant at Tuesday's morning skate, but he won't be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (lower body) did not travel with the team and is expected to miss the next two games, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 20, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz is considered day-to-day with his lower-body injury, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (lower body) won't return to Sunday's game against the Bruins.
Apr 9, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz scored a goal and two assists while adding three shots on net, two hits, one blocked shot and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
Mar 25, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz dished out two assists in Thursday's 4-3 win over New Jersey.
Mar 15, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz collected two assists and led all players with a plus-4 rating in Monday's 6-0 win over Buffalo.
Feb 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz tallied an assist while logging 19:24 of ice time during Saturday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Feb 13, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) is expected to play in Sunday's game versus the Penguins.
Feb 8, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) returned to the ice Monday and is day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Feb 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Feb 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Thursday's game against New York, (NHL).com's Mike Vogel reports.
Feb 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) remains day-to-day and will not be in the lineup Monday against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 30, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) won't be available for Saturday's game against the Bruins, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Jan 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Head coach Peter Laviolette indicated Schultz (face) is considered day-to-day after getting hit in the face with a puck during Thursday's action, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 29, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) recorded two assists -- including one on the power play -- along with a plus-2 rating while logging 14:31 of ice time during Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Islanders.
Jan 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz (face) was hit by a puck and could not finish Thursday's game versus the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 26, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz scored the game-winning goal at even strength and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders.
Jan 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres.
Jan 7, 2021 Washington Capitals | Justin Schultz | Schultz worked with the second power-play unit during Thursday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Oct 9, 2020 Washington Capitals | signed D Justin Schultz to a two-year, $8 million contract.
Jan 22, 2020 Activated Pittsburgh Penguins | activated D Justin Schultz from injured reserve.
Jan 2, 2018 Activated Pittsburgh Penguins | activated D Justin Schultz from injured reserve.
Nov 7, 2017 Activated Pittsburgh Penguins | activated D Justin Schultz from injured reserve.
Oct 25, 2017 Injured Pittsburgh Penguins | placed D Justin Schultz on IR.
Jul 1, 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins | re-signed D Justin Schultz to a three-year, $16.5 million contract.
Jul 13, 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins | signed D Justin Schultz to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.
Feb 27, 2016 Trade Pittsburgh Penguins | Pittsburgh Penguins acquired D Justin Schultz from the Edmonton Oilers for a 2016 third-round draft pick (Filip Berglund)
Oct 28, 2015 Injured Edmonton Oilers | placed D Justin Schultz on IR.
Jul 15, 2015 Edmonton Oilers | re-signed D Justin Schultz to a one-year, $3.9 million contract.
Aug 29, 2014 Edmonton Oilers | re-signed D Justin Schultz to a one-year, $3.675 million contract.
Nov 19, 2013 Activated Edmonton Oilers | activated D Justin Schultz from injured reserve.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Justin Schultz
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Washington Capitals Washington Capitals logo 21 1 1 2 1 2 317 56.50 51.50 -2.30 52.50 1.20 0.19
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2006-2007 West Kelowna Warriors BCHL 2 1 0 1 0
2006-2007 Westside Warriors U18 A1 U18 A1 36 29 29 58 29
Draft Yr 2007-2008 West Kelowna Warriors BCHL 57 9 31 40 28 Playoffs 11 3 5 8 0
2008-2009 West Kelowna Warriors BCHL 49 15 35 50 29 Playoffs 6 1 2 3 0
2008-2009 Canada West U19 WJAC-19 4 0 2 2 0
2009-2010 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 43 6 16 22 12
2010-2011 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 41 18 29 47 28
2011-2012 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 37 16 28 44 12
2012-2013 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 34 18 30 48 6
2012-2013 Edmonton Oilers NHL 48 8 19 27 8 797 38.03 44.20 -0.13 43.33 -1.88 0.30 0.83
2012-2013 Canada WC 8 0 4 4 2
2013-2014 Edmonton Oilers NHL 74 11 22 33 16 1,288 43.12 42.25 -4.13 41.63 -2.61 0.42 0.89
2014-2015 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 6 25 31 12 1,482 47.06 45.74 2.95 48.86 3.25 0.24 0.77
2015-2016 Edmonton Oilers NHL 45 3 7 10 14 713 38.98 46.55 -1.99 48.04 0.42 0.17 0.34
2015-2016 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 18 1 7 8 2 207 70.00 60.47 0.34 52.20 -6.35 0.00 1.74 Playoffs 15 0 3 3 0
2016-2017 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 12 39 51 34 1,305 59.66 54.48 3.70 51.98 1.79 0.32 1.06 Playoffs 21 4 9 13 0
2017-2018 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 63 4 23 27 14 1,018 58.24 52.23 -0.31 50.01 -3.28 0.12 0.71 Playoffs 12 1 7 8 0
2018-2019 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 29 2 13 15 4 491 54.29 44.78 -12.34 45.27 -8.45 0.12 1.10 Playoffs 4 1 2 3 0
2019-2020 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 46 3 9 12 6 737 46.80 51.40 0.20 49.80 -1.40 0.24 0.41 Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
2020-2021 Washington Capitals NHL 46 3 24 27 10 759 60.60 49.80 -1.80 49.30 -1.50 0.16 1.34 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Washington Capitals NHL 21 1 1 2 2 317 56.50 51.50 -2.30 52.50 1.20 0.19
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Active Contract

Signing Team Washington Capitals logo
Signing Date October 9, 2020
Signing Status UFA
Agent Ray (Raynold) Petkau
Standard Contract | 2 Years $8,000,000 4.91% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022
Cap Hit $4,000,000 $4,000,000
UFA
AAV $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $3,000,000 $5,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $3,000,000 $5,000,000
Minors Salary $3,000,000 $5,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date July 1, 2017
Signing Status RFA
Agent Ray (Raynold) Petkau
Standard Contract | 3 Years $16,500,000 7.33% of cap space
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
UFA
AAV $5,500,000 $5,500,000 $5,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,500,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
Signing Bonuses $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Total Salary $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000
Minors Salary $5,500,000 $5,000,000 $6,000,000
Clauses M-NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Signing Team Pittsburgh Penguins logo
Signing Date July 13, 2016
Signing Status UFA no QO
Standard Contract | 1 Years $1,400,000 1.92% of cap space
2016-2017
Cap Hit $1,400,000
RFA
AAV $1,400,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $1,400,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $1,400,000
Minors Salary $1,400,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Edmonton Oilers logo
Signing Date July 15, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 1 Years $3,900,000 5.46% of cap space
2015-2016
Cap Hit $3,900,000
UFA no QO
AAV $3,900,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $3,900,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $3,900,000
Minors Salary $3,900,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Edmonton Oilers logo
Signing Date September 7, 2014
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 1 Years $3,675,000 5.33% of cap space
2014-2015
Cap Hit $3,675,000
RFA
AAV $3,675,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $3,675,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $3,675,000
Minors Salary $3,675,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Edmonton Oilers logo
Signing Date June 29, 2012
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $7,550,000 1.54% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014
Cap Hit $925,000 $925,000
RFA
AAV $3,775,000 $3,775,000
Performance Bonuses $2,850,000 $2,850,000
Base Salary $832,500 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500
Total Salary $925,000 $925,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year