Gilbert, who is from Minneapolis, Minnesota has three goals and 14 assists in 47 games with the Oilers this season. In six seasons with Edmonton, he has 33 goals and 125 assists and is a career -29.
Schultz, meanwhile, has been with the Wild for the last ten seasons. He doesn’t have the offensive skill as Gilbert, but is known as more of a stay-at-home defenceman, something the Oilers desperately need. He only has 128 points in 743 games in his career, but is more physical and experienced in the NHL than Gilbert.
The other factor that seems to be in the Oilers factor here is the injury factor. Schultz has missed much fewer games in his career than Gilbert.
The Oilers might also have Schultz in their lineup tonight as it is not that far from Minnesota to Winnipeg.