River Dragons Sign Schultz For 2021 Season

Columbus, GA - The Columbus River Dragons are thrilled to announce the signing of defenseman Jake Schultz for the 2021 season.

Schultz is in his 4th year pro and comes very decorated and battle-tested. Last season he split time between the ECHL (Wheeling and Indy) and the SPHL (Roanoke). In 26 games combined for those three teams he racked up six points (3G-3A) and 107 penalty minutes.

"We're excited to get Schultz for this upcoming season" Jay Croop said. "He plays a big, strong game and he's played at a high level so that experience will be good in the room."

Schultz's physical presence is felt on the ice by his opponents night in and night out. In his three year career between the SPHL and ECHL so far, Schultz averages 3.67 penalty minutes per game.

"We're thrilled about having Jake here in Columbus" assistant coach Brant Sherwood said. "His physical presence is second to none. He will be a guy that won't let his team get pushed around and will set the tone always."

For a small taste of what Schultz can bring to the River Dragons check out this compilation video of his pro fight card so far:

The River Dragons are still in a holding pattern with the FPHL's staggered start slated to being in early February with Elmira and Watertown starting up and the rest of the league adding in as available. For the most up-to-date information on the 2021 hockey season make sure you follow the River Dragons on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram "C_RiverDragons")