Former West Kelowna Warriors defenceman Justin Schultz can look forward to putting a second Stanley Cup ring on his hand.
In his second season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the product of West Kelowna B.C. helped the Pens claim their second straight Stanley Cup title after defeating the Nashville Predators 2-0 Sunday night inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Penguins are the first team to repeat as champions since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings.
In 21 games this post season, the six-year veteran posted four goals and nine assists for 13 points, an increase from his 2016 playoff total of three assists in 15 games.
In the BCHL, Schultz spent three seasons with the Warriors where he tallied 25 goals and 66 assists for 91 points, as he was named the best defenceman in the BCHL’s Interior Conference for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. Schultz was selected 43rd overall by the Anahiem Ducks in 2008 NHL Entry Draft and made his pro debut in 2012-13 with the Edmonton Oilers.
The six-foot-two blueliner left West Kelowna and took his game to the NCAA where he played for the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 2009 to 2012.
Schultz was acquired by the Penguins at the 2016 NHL trade deadline.