Sarge hasn’t changed one bit! (Photo credit: Kyle Mace)
After nine glorious seasons with the Washington Capitals organization, Jeff Schultz was bought out of the final year of his four-year, $11 million contract over the summer. With that buyout ended a brilliant career. Remember the time Sarge led the NHL in plus-minus? Or the time he recited the Declaration of Independence? And the time he led the league in plus-minus? Oh, I said that already.
The Los Angeles Kings cut Schultz during training camp, so he spent the fall with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.
On Sunday, Schultz made his first return to Hershey since winning the Calder Cup Trophy as a member of the Bears in 2005-06. You’d better sit down for this stat line: 0 goal, 0 assists, 1 shot, 0 PIMs, 0 +/-.
The Monarchs lost to the Bears 6-3, but Sarge’s plus-minus was pristine.