Royals Select Phillip Schultz CHL Import Draft
ROYALS SELECT PHILLIP SCHULTZ IN CHL IMPORT DRAFT
Victoria drafts Danish forward 38th overall.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals are proud to announce the selection of 2000-born Danish forward Phillip Schultz, 38th overall, in the 2018 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft this morning.
GM Cam Hope on Selecting Schultz:
A product of Rodovre, Denmark, Schultz spent the majority of the 2017-18 season in the Metal Ligaen, Denmark’s top professional league, with the Rodovre Mighty Bulls. In 40 contests with the Mighty Bulls, Schultz recorded 12 points (5g-7a) along with 53 penalty minutes. He also played 10 games for Rodovre SIK of the Danish Division 1 league, the second tier of professional hockey in Denmark, and registered 17 points (9g-8a) and eight minutes in penalties.
Hope on what Schultz brings:
The 6-0, 194 lb centreman was ranked 106th overall among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2018 NHL Draft.
Hope on if Schultz is coming over:
We are excited that we were able to select Phillip Schultz this morning,” President and General Manager Cameron Hope said. “He is a skilled offensive player who plays a determined game that includes a physical dimension. He has represented his country on the world stage, and comes to us from playing professional hockey against men twice his age.”
Hope on Royals current imports:
Schultz gained international experience at the 2018 Under-18 World Championships in the Division 1A Group, where he was Captain for Team Denmark and earned six points (4g-2a) in five contests. The 6-0, 194 lb forward also made six appearances at the 2018 World Junior Championships, as a 17-year-old, and scored a goal.
Hope on scouting Schultz:
During the 2016-17 season, Schultz split time between Rodovre SIK, Rodovre Under-20’s and Rodovre Under-17’s where he collected a combined 37 points (23g-14a).
Hope on building with Schultz for 2020:
Hope on the Royals 2020 Memorial Cup Bid:
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