The Anaheim Ducks drafted Justin Schultz with the 43rd overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Before he could even sign a contract with the Ducks, Schultz will hit the open market along with the rest of the Unrestricted Free Agents tomorrow at noon.
However, Schultz has already made a decision where he'll play.
The Edmonton Oilers will sign Justin Schultz tomorrow to a two-year, entry level contract. Mark Spector reported the details of the contract, saying that it will be $925,000 in base salary per year for two years, along with a $92,500 signing bonus, and $2.85 million in other bonuses for a $3.775 million cap hit. It's the highest amount Schultz could earn per the current CBA's rookie cap rules.
Schultz became one of the most highly sought after free agents after leaving the University of Wisconsin earlier than expected. He filed paperwork in May to leave the University, which under the current CBA rules, meant the Ducks had until July 1st to sign Schultz to an entry-level deal. Schultz seemingly didn't have any intentions of signing with the Ducks.