PHPA Feature: Jeff Schultz
Another interview in the books! Jeff Schultz is an awesome guy and he gave me plenty of great content for this article. Winning hockey follows this guy around: i.e. the powerhouse Washington Capitals, two-time Calder Cup champion and 2014 Stanley Cup champ. Below you can find my “10 rapid fire questions” segment. Some great answers given, but I must admit the questions may need a bit of tweaking. I’m open to suggestions for new questions to ask in future interviews. While the quotes are fun, the real meat of the content is on the PHPA website so please be sure to click the link below!
Excerpt from PHPA Article
“It’s one of those stats where some guys say ‘it counts’ and others say it doesn’t mean anything’. But to myself, whenever you can say that you’re a leader of a category in the NHL, it’s something to be proud of. It’s one thing that I can look back on and say, ‘One year I led the NHL in a category’ and it’s something that I take pride in.”
This quote was given by the 2009-10 NHL plus/minus leader himself, Jeff Schultz, who now plays for the San Diego Gulls in the American Hockey League. While the debate over the “plus/minus” statistic’s relevance is a hot topic of debate among the hockey analytics crowd, Schultz didn’t reach this lofty total by accident.
Rapid Fire Questions with Jeff Schultz
1. Favourite team growing up?
2. Favourite athletes from any sport?
“I liked Al MacInnis as a Flame for his big slapshot. I also like Tiger Woods. He was every kid’s favourite athlete.”
3. What’s the weirdest thing a coach has ever said to you?
*Couldn’t think of one*
**I think I may need to scrap this question. These guys are too polite
4. Street hockey or pond hockey?
5. What’s your go-to pump up song?
“Whatever’s on the radio”
6. Go-to offseason cheat-day meal?
“Chocolate chip cookies”
7. What’s your favourite road city?
“I like New York. Always stuff going on”
8. What’s your favourite show to binge-watch?
“It used to be Entourage and Breaking Bad. Haven’t picked a new one”
9. Who is the toughest teammate that you’ve played with?
“It’s got to be Matt Hendricks”
10. Who has been your toughest defensive assignment?
“In the NHL, definitely Sidney Crosby.”