Edmonton, AB (Sports Network) - The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms
with defenseman Justin Schultz.
Schultz, 22, was a 2008 second-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks, but, because
of a loophole in the collective bargaining agreement, became a free agent
following the 2012 NHL Draft.
The offensive-minded defenseman spent the last three seasons playing at the
University of Wisconsin, where he led the Badgers with 16 goals and posted 44
points in 37 games.
The highly-touted 6'2, 185-pound prospect will join Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-
Hopkins and Taylor Hall, who represent the last three No. 1 overall picks of
the NHL Draft.
The British Columbia native generated significant interest around the league
and reportedly met with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators,
Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks before ultimately deciding to join
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