2015-2016 in Edmonton– 7G, 3A, 10 Pts. -23 In 45GP
2015-2016 in Pittsburgh– 0G, 2A, 2 Pts. +4 In 7 GP
Now we all know this is a very small sample size, but it’s still valid to look at the progress he has made and compare what is different then what was happening during his time in Edmonton. He has found a new role in Pittsburgh that may have been his calling all along.
Another perk Justin has picked up since coming to Pittsburgh his who his new Defensive Coach is. Sergei Gonchar is one of the best defensemen to lace up the skates and plays a similar style to Justin Schultz, learning from him and watching follow puck mover Kris Letang can only be beneficial to the young Penguins defensemen.
Ian Cole has also been playing fantastic as of late. After being relegated to the bench for a long time, it seems as though Ian Cole may have found a partner that fits him. They rarely are caught out of position and they both can move the puck up to the forwards quite well, which is crucial when you are playing with the likes of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
I truly believe that Schultz has a future in Pittsburgh from what we’ve seen. He is playing hockey at a level that he hasn’t been able to in awhile and beware my warning the goals will come once her feels more comfortable in the system.
Well, that’s all for this week! Leave a comment or let me know on Twitter who I should “Check In” on next week!