Hometown: Yorktown, Saskatchewan.
‘95-96 stats: 10 goals, 7 assists, 1 power play goal, 121 penalty minutes.
Draft status: Eligible in June.
Local school: Ferris.
Quick check: Schutz wore the captain’s C in exihibition season, quite a tribute to a 17-year-old on a veteran team picked to repeat as West Division champion. Should go early in the June draft.
Coach’s comment: “Derek is very strong mentally, a consistent player who works very hard and has the ability to lead, at 17. He’ll try to do the job Darren Sinclair did last year” when Sinclair centered the first line and was the team’s MVP.
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