Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ray Schultz
Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Ray Schultz played with Edmonton SSA of the provincial minor league before enjoying a solid WHL career with the Tri-City Americans, Calgary Hitmen and Kelowna Rockets. The hard-nosed rearguard was selected 184th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

After his junior career he became a stalwart with several AHL and IHL clubs including Kentucky, Lowell, Kansas City Cleveland and Bridgeport Sound while receiving the occasional recall to New York to add a physical component to the team's defensive core.

In the summer of 2003 Schultz signed as a free agent with the Nashville Predators and went on to suit up for the team's AHL affiliate in Milwaukee for the 2003-04 season, helping the club capture the 2004 Calder Cup title.

After one season with the Nashville organization, Schultz was acquired by the New Jersey Devils in the summer of 2004 and went on to play the entire 2004-05 season and the early stages of the 2005-06 season with the club's AHL affiliate in Albany.

In November of 2006, the former WHLer was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Edmonton SSAC AMHL 31 3 24 27 94
1993-94 Tri-City Americans WHL 3 0 0 0 11
1994-95 Tri-City Americans WHL 63 1 8 9 209 11 0 0 0 16
1995-96 Calgary Hitmen WHL 66 3 17 20 282
1996-97 Calgary Hitmen WHL 32 3 17 20 141
1996-97 Kelowna Rockets WHL 23 3 11 14 63 6 0 2 2 12
1997-98 New York Islanders NHL 13 0 1 1 45 +3
1997-98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 51 2 4 6 179 +6 1 0 0 0 25
1998-99 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 7 -2
1998-99 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 54 0 3 3 184 -3 1 0 0 0 4
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 9 0 1 1 30 +1
1999-00 Kansas City Blades IHL 65 5 5 10 208 -7
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 13 0 2 2 40 -1
2000-01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 13 0 1 1 33 +5
2000-01 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 44 3 5 8 127 +16 3 1 0 1 16
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 2 0 0 0 5 -1 2 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 69 0 15 15 205 +21 19 1 3 4 18
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 4 0 0 0 28 -1
2002-03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 51 2 8 10 105 +7 9 1 0 1 14
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 73 2 10 12 153 +24 22 1 2 3 31
2004-05 Albany River Rats AHL 77 5 14 19 227 -3
2005-06 Albany River Rats AHL 18 0 5 5 22 -6
2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 16 1 1 2 28 0
2005-06 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 1 3 4 42 +6
NHL Totals 45 0 4 4 155 2 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, June 9, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 6, 2004. Traded to Phoenix by New Jersey with Pascal Rheaume and Steven Spencer for Brad Ference, November 25, 2005. Loaned to Springfield (AHL) by Phoenix (San Antonio-AHL) for cash, January 9, 2006.