Barons rookie defenseman Justin Schultz was named the American Hockey League Player of the Week after scoring four points, including three goals, in two games last week.
Posting a plus-6 rating in two games, Schultz scored two shorthanded goals in a 5-2 win last Friday against San Antonio. He compiled a franchise best plus-5 rating. In a 5-3 loss to Lake Erie last Saturday Schultz scored his fourth goal of the season.
Schultz, 22, signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers last summer 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 2010-11 and 2011-12, an award given to the nation’s top college player.
Schultz leads all AHL blueliners with four goals and is second with six points through four games. In recognition of his achievement, Schultz will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Barons home game.