If Hitmen seventh-round selection Riley Fiddler Schultz’s last name sounds familiar, it’s because the young forward is the nephew of NHLer Vernon Fiddler. Like his uncle, Fiddler-Schultz is the type of player to never give up on the play and provides a spark when needed most.
Here’s a quick run-down of the forward:
Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 7th Round, 112 overall
Bantam Team: Fort Saskatchewan Rangers Bantam AAA
Age Started Skating: 2 years old
Age Started Playing Hockey: 4 years old
Relative Who Plays in NHL: Vernon Fiddler of the Nashville Predators
Favourite Player: Fiddler – “I like how hard he competes.”
Favourite Team: “Whatever team he would play on.” Second Favourite: Edmonton Oilers
Favourite Hockey Memory: Winning provincials and proceeding to play in westerns.
Play Style: A physical hard-working player who is very confident when the puck is on his stick.
Feeling On Being Drafted By The Hitmen: “I was extremely excited when I saw my name appear. It was definitely one of the most exciting moments for me and my family.”
Games Played – 36
Goals – 22
Assists – 18
Points – 40