Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz had a tricky transition last season. Going from playing a college season at the University of Wisconsin to being thrust into a lockout season that saw him split time between the AHL and NHL made for a busy year.

As he tells Con Grikowsky of the Edmonton Sun Schultz may have just run out of gas last season.

“At times I was feeling fatigued because I wasn’t used to that many games” said Schultz. “Overall I think it was a good first year and I’m looking to improve on it.”