Hagelin, Dillon reached out to welcome Schultz to Capitals initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Justin Schultz acquired welcome messages from former teammates Carl Hagelin and Brenden Dillon after he signed a two-year, $eight million take care of the Capitals on Friday, the defenseman stated in a Zoom press convention with reporters Tuesday.
“Hags, he reached out immediately to me really [and] congratulated me,” Schultz stated. “I do know Brenden Dillon just a little bit, he’s near me in Vancouver. We performed a World Championships collectively in Sweden. However yeah, they’ve all stated [it’s] only a nice group of men, nice crew, they’re excited for me they usually know I’ll find it irresistible there and match proper in.”
Schultz and Hagelin have been each acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins halfway by means of the 2015-16 season, taking part in integral roles down the stretch for the eventual Stanley Cup winners. The pair then spent two and a half extra seasons collectively earlier than Hagelin was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings.
As for Dillon, Schultz has by no means shared an NHL locker room with him earlier than. He did, nevertheless, play alongside him representing Canada within the 2013 Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation World Championship. Each defensemen have been simply 22 years outdated on the time, serving to Canada make it previous the group stage earlier than falling to eventual champion Sweden within the quarterfinals.
Now, all three gamers are set to play collectively in Washington because the Capitals look to place collectively a stronger end subsequent season than their first-round exit in August.