The Edmonton Oilers won the Justin Schultz sweepstakes today agreeing to terms with the young defenceman.

Justin Schultz has made his decision on which NHL team to sign with today by agreeing to an Entry-Level contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The contract cannot be signed until Sunday.

Schultz became an Unrestricted Free Agent when he didn’t sign with the Anaheim Ducks who drafted him in the second round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The 21-year-old defenseman had 16 goals and 44 points for Wisconsin last season, and 40 goals and 113 points in three seasons (121 games) with the Badgers. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the top player in college hockey.

Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, New York Rangers, and Minnesota were also rumoured to be in on Schultz but, he ultimately chose to sign with the Oilers who had a pitch from Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey to sweeten the deal.


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