Justin Schultz Named First Team All-American

Justin Schultz is a two-time First Team All-American

Badger defenseman Justin Schultz added his name to an elite group of athletes at the University of Wisconsin Friday as he was named First-Team All-American by the American Hockey Coaches Association. It's the second consecutive season that Schultz has been named a First-Team All-American.

Schultz is just the fourth two-time First-Team All-American to wear a Badger sweater, joining all time greats Mike Eaves, Mark Johnson, and Craig Norwich.

The junior blue-liner is the 38th All-American to play for Wisconsin. The Badgers have had six All-Americans over the past four seasons. Justin Schultz (2011 & 2012), Jake Gardiner (2011), Blake Geoffrion (2010), Brendan Smith (2010), and Jamie McBain (2009) were all named as AHCA All-Americans.

The West Kelowna, British Columbia native was the top point producing defenseman in college hockey for the second consecutive season. Schultz recorded 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points in 37 points for the Badgers this season.

Possibly even more amazing, is that Schultz was on the ice for 66% of the goals the Badgers scored (69 of 105) this season. Schultz was also on the ice for 27 of Wisconsin's 33 goals with the man advantage.

Schultz is a two time top-ten finalist for the Hobey Baker. He was also voted by the WCHA coaches as the leagues defensive player of the year the past two seasons. Schultz is just the third two-time WCHA defensive player of the year.

The 6'2 rearguard led the Badgers in goals this year with 16, marking the first time in school history that a defenseman has led the program in goals. Schultz's 40 career goals rank third all time in Wisconsin history.

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