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Justin Schultz, Oilers D-man, signs 1-year, $3.9 million US deal

Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers have settled before arbitration on a $3.9 million US, one-year contract. The 25-year-old Kelowna, B.C., native has 25 goals and 91 points 203 games into his NHL career.

Offensive force made $3.675M this past season

Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz, a restricted free agent, has avoided salary arbitration and signed a one-year contract worth $3.9 million US. The 25-year-old defenceman earned a raise after making $3.675 million this past season. Schultz has 66 goals and 157 points 203 games into his NHL career. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Justin Schultz and the Edmonton Oilers have settled before arbitration on a $3.9 million US, one-year contract.

Schultz got a second-straight one-year deal after signing one as a restricted free agent last summer.

The 25-year-old defenceman earned a raise after making $3.675 million this past season.

Schultz has been considered a big piece of the Oilers' future, and the pressure remains for him to grow into a top-four mainstay.

The six-foot-two native of Kelowna, B.C., has 25 goals and 91 points 203 games into his NHL career.

Offence isn't a problem for Schultz but rather the defensive end of the ice, where he still needs to develop.

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