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Barons' Schultz named AHL Player of the Week

AHL Release

10/22/2012 2:06:15 PM

Oklahoma City Barons defenceman Justin Schultz was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week on Monday. The rookie defenseman tallied three goals, an assist and a plus-6 rating in two games last week.

Schultz was named the game's first star in the Barons' home opener on Friday night, scoring two shorthanded goals, assisting on the game-winning goal, recording six shots and compiling a plus-5 rating in Oklahoma City's 5-2 victory over San Antonio. The next night, Schultz scored again and earned second-star honors in a 5-3 loss to Lake Erie.

The 22-year-old blueliner signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers in June after three seasons at the University of Wisconsin. The native of West Kelowna, B.C., leads all AHL defencemen with four goals and is second with six points through four games with Oklahoma City this season.