Two-time top 10 finalist for Hobey Baker Award discusses why he played his senior season for Minnetonka
Jimmy Schuldt answers a number of fun and intriguing questions from people on Twitter about his career, teammates and some from his personal life. An hour-long Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with the former SCSU defenseman, who is in camp with the Seattle Kraken.
Since graduating from St. Cloud State in 2019, Jimmy Schuldt has played for the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights and the Chicago Wolves, Henderson Silver Knights and Rochester Americans of the AHL.
He recently signed a contract with the Coachella Valley Knights, the AHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken.
Schuldt talks about his pro career and then answers a bevy of submitted questions from fans on Twitter, some of which are funny and some are more serious. A three-year captain for the Huskies, he discusses things like why he returned for his senior season of high school hockey at Minnetonka, the importance of being a good teammate and his favorite SCSU memory.
He also answers some fun questions about rec league softball, a former teammate having to dress up like a clown and who his favorite member of the Poehling family is. All this and more in this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with host Mick Hatten of The Rink Live.
1:00 Being in camp with the Seattle Kraken and where he will likely to spend the beginning of this season
2:05 Spending time with former SCSU teammate Will Borgen, who is returning to the Kraken. The furnishings of Borgen and his famous roommate
3:05 Playing last season with the AHL's Rochester Americans with former SCSU defensive partner Ethan Prow
5:00 How Prow's game has changed since he left SCSU, being reminded how tough Prow is
6:30 Prow scoring a goal in his NHL debut for the Buffalo Sabres
8:00 Jack Ahcan scoring his first NHL goal by Boston Bruins on a vintage play of his style
9:10 The feeling of being in camp with Seattle, which is beginning its second NHL season
10:40 Meeting with former UND coach Dave Hakstol, who is the Kraken's head coach
11:40 The adjustments from college to pro hockey, how he's doing health-wise, training with three former SCSU players during the offseason
13:00 What it's like returning for pro camp for a week at St. Cloud State
16:40 How the SCSU locker room, weight room compare to the facilities he's seen in the AHL
20:15 Tim Poehling: Who is Clarkey the Clown? How fantasy football played a role in creating him and the ensuing magic show
24:20 Tim Poehling: What is his favorite Destin, Fla., memory?
26:10 Tim Poehling: What is your favorite memory at SCSU?
27:55 Tim Poehling: Who is your favorite Poehling?
28:30 Joe Schuldt: You've been appointed Best Man for a wedding. What are your top three things you need to do to pull off a successful bachelor party?
29:35 Joe Schuldt: Could you share Maggie Bazany's pancake recipe?
30:10 Anthony Reynolds: Why it was so important to him to play for his community (Minnetonka) and play through his senior year of high school?
33:50 Tommy Vannelli: What do you think 10-year-old Jimmy would think if he got to meet and know professional hockey player Jimmy?
35:20 Mickey Chambers: How much does the music pump you up as a player during games? What's the best way to get more students to pack the HBNHC?
37:00 Joshua Winter: Have you ever wanted to play forward?
37:45 Joshua Winter: Does he prefer 2B or Outfield in old man softball?
38:20 Joshua Winter: Mich Golden Light, Coors Light, or Hamm’s?
38:45 Tim Ahcan: Jig or lindy for spring fishing?
39:00 Kurt von Steinbergs: When I can see Jimmy play in California again? What is his inside information on Minneonka's boys hockey team this winter?
40:00 John Schuldt: How many wins does he think the Vikings will have this season?
40:25 Dan Jordan: Since your dad couldn't skate, where do you think your athleticism came from?
42:35 Joe Schuldt: What would his advice be to younger players looking to make a difference with their intangible traits that may get overlooked on a stat sheet? As a player of excellent character with great leadership qualities at all levels he's played at, how did those little and often unrecognized things make a difference and how did those habits help him along the way?
50:45 After having skated with the current Huskies, what are the reasons for optimism for this season's team?