While most NHL fans have no clue who Justin Schultz is, the youngster is making some headlines this week among the front office of several teams.
Schultz just completed his junior season for the Wisconsin Badgers and is property of the Anaheim Ducks who drafted the youngster back in 2008, but the 21-year-old from Canada never signed with the team. Anaheim has until June 1 to sign or trade the young defenseman or risk losing him with no compensation in return and Toronto is one team that could look to deal for the highly touted amateur.
Schultz is 6'1" and 185 pounds, not the biggest back-line player in hockey, but his offensive skills are what intrigue experts. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award for college hockey's best player and considered NHL ready with his strong puck handling and skating skills.
With just one week remaining until he decides his future, look for the Ducks to make him available through a trade and Toronto would be crazy not to make an offer for this talented player as the Maple Leafs have a need for scoring and talent after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs again this year.