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Comparing Jeff Schultz

Because Jeff Schultz has become the whipping post for Caps fans everywhere I thought it'd be fun to see how he stacks up against other defensemen from his draft class.  Because I'm lazy, I only went through the first round.  However, if anyone expresses interest, I'll do the leg work for other rounds and defensemen his age from other draft classes:

Pick

Name

Team

Games

Goals

Assists

Shots

+/-

PIM

TOI

Hits

3

Cam Barker

CHI

47

4

26

62

-2

49

18:19

55

9

Ladislav Smid

EDM

46

0

7

24

-7

47

15:21

78

10

Boris Valabik

ATL

36

0

5

14

-4

93

14:29

60

12

AJ Thelen

MIN*

20

1

7

 

+3

17

 

 

23

Andrej Meszaros

TBL

52

2

14

87

-4

36

24:10

68

27

Jeff Schultz

WAS

45

1

9

30

+17

14

19:52

30

28

Mark Fistric

DAL

17

0

1

17

E

20

14:33

42

29

Mike Green

WAS

49

23

31

175

+24

48

25:45

52

30

Andy Rogers

TBL**

34

0

2

 

-19

38

 

 

*Currently in the ECHL, stats are with that team
**Currently in the AHL, stats are with that team

^No longer on an active roster, stats are this year from Swedish Elite League

Now, anyone that has seen me post should know that I am a staunch supporter of Jeff Schultz and believe that a defender does not need to hit or score to be good at what he does.  Understanding that this is an extremely small sample size, I see nothing to change my original opinion of Sarge.  If anything, I think it shows how far along he is for a young defender.

If this FanPost is written by someone other than one of the blog's editors, the opinions expressed in it do not necessarily reflect those of this blog or SB Nation.

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