Early into the NHL's offseason period, the Philadelphia Flyers have made a commitment to upgrade their defense. And that trend looks to be continuing, as the Flyers are now rumored to be interested in free agent Justin Schultz.
Here’s the rub: It’s a level playing field. Because Schultz will still be 21 on July 1, he can be offered only an entry-level deal, which in this case is $925,000 in this last year of the current CBA with a cap hit of $3.8 million – including bonuses.
Schultz, who was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in 2008 but has yet to sign, is 6-foot-2, 185-pound defenseman who turns just 22-years-old in early July.
According to the report, Schultz's biggest want is an "ironclad guarantee" that he'll make an NHL roster this coming fall.
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