The Edmonton Oilers signed restricted free agent defenseman Justin Schultz to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but multiple media reports say Schultz will receive $3.75 million next season.
"I think we are both pretty happy in getting it done, having this drag on," Schultz told the Oilers website. "I’m happy with the contract. I obviously have to prove myself more to get a longer term."
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Schultz, 24, had 11 goals and 33 points in 74 games last season for Edmonton, setting career highs in points, goals, assists, blocked shots and hits. However, his plus/minus ratio for the season was -22.
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