Ducks go big with Kesler extension; Oilers do the right thing with Schultz
JUL 15, 6:26p ET | Puck Drunk Love
Rotowire: Jul 15 / 11:49a ET
News: Schultz signed a one-year, $3.9 million deal with the Oilers on Wednesday, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Impact: Schultz will return to his role as a top defender for Edmonton in 2015-16. The Oilers are hoping that an overhauled coaching staff will allow the 23-year-old to take the next step forward in his development this season. He tallied six goals and 25 assists for a total of 31 points in 81 games with Edmonton this past season.
StatsLLC: Jul 15 / 12:00a ET
News: Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers avoided a salary arbitration hearing, agreeing to $3.9 million, one-year contract Wednesday.
Impact: The 25-year-old defenseman made $3.675 million last season. He had six goals and 25 assists in 81 games last season and has 66 goals and 91 assists in 203 NHL games, all with the Oilers.