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Bantam Draft Profile: Riley Fiddler-Schultz

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:

Riley Fiddler-Schultz

Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 7th Round, 112 overall

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 156-lb.

Hometown: Edmonton 

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.”

2016/17 Stats

Games Played – 36

Goals – 22

Assists – 18

Points – 40

 

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