Play of the Year Nominee: Justin Schultz

Vote: UW Athletics 2010-11 Play of the Year

As UW Athletics continues its retrospective on the 2010-11 season, we debut a week-long look back on some of the season's top plays from across the Badgers' lineup of 23 sports.

Narrowing the list to just seven nominees was difficult, but now comes the fun part. We're asking fans to make their selections for the 2010-11 Wisconsin Athletics Play of the Year.

Feel free to vote once per day for your favorite play, and we will announce the winner next Wednesday, June 29.

We'll feature a nominee each day for the next week, highlighting one of the nominees on the front page of UWBadgers.com.

The process begins with an outstanding offensive play from a defenseman who proved he has no problems finding the back of the net from the blue line:

Justin Schultz - Men's Hockey
OT game-winning goal vs. Canisius (Jan. 8)

In the Badgers' final non-conference game of the season, visiting Canisius put up three goals in the third period to tie the score at 5-5 and force overtime at the Kohl Center. With just 8 seconds remaining in the extra session, Justin Schultz -- the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year -- took a pass from Jake Gardiner and tucked the puck in on the back side of the net for the game-winning tally. Schultz finished the year as the nation's top-scoring defenseman, but few of his tallies were as dramatic as this one:


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