Former Warrior Schultz ends drama, signs with the Oilers

West Kelowna native Justin Schultz has agreed to terms with the Edmonton Oilers, ending a free agent frenzy for the former Westside Warrior

  • Jun. 30, 2012 12:00 p.m.
West Kelowna native Justin Schultz has agreed to a two year contract with the Edmonton Oilers

West Kelowna native Justin Schultz has agreed to a two year contract with the Edmonton Oilers

Former Westside Warriors standout defenceman Justin Schultz had the pick of where he wanted to play.

And the 21-year-old Westside Minor Hockey graduate has decided on joining the Edmonton Oilers.

After meeting with several NHL teams this week, including the Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs, Schultz opted to join what has to be the best young group of hockey players in the NHL in Edmonton.

Schultz signed a two year entry level deal with Edmonton after deciding to leave the University of Wisconsin after playing three years of NCAA hockey.

Originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks, Schultz and the Ducks never agreed on a contract, making Schultz a free agent.

As a 16 and 17-year-old member of the Westside Warriors, Schultz was named the BCHL Interior defenceman of the year both seasons.

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