Justin Falk

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This article is about the Canadian defenceman. For the American defenceman, see Justin Faulk.
Justin Falk
Justin Falk Wild 2010 1.jpg
Born (1988-10-11) October 11, 1988 (age 26)
Snowflake, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Minnesota Wild
Iowa Wild (AHL)
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 110th overall, 2007
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2008–present

Justin Falk (born October 11, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a fourth round selection of the Wild, 110th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Falk was a member of the Spokane Chiefs team that won both the Western Hockey League championship and the Memorial Cup in 2008, and was named to the tournament all-star team.[1] He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, 110th overall.

Falk began his professional career in 2008 with the Houston Aeros. Falk made his NHL debut in the 2009–10 season, appearing in three games with the Wild.[2] He scored his first NHL goal against J-S Giguere of the Colorado Avalanche on January 24, 2012.[3]

On June 30, 2013, Falk was traded by the Wild to the New York Rangers in exchange for Benn Ferriero and a 2014 6th round draft pick.[4]

After spending one season with the Rangers, Falk returned to the Minnesota Wild as a free agent on August 1, 2014, signing a one-year, two-way contract.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Swan Valley Stampeders MJHL 58 0 8 8 46
2004–05 Calgary Hitmen WHL 4 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Calgary Hitmen WHL 5 0 2 2 0
2005–06 Spokane Chiefs WHL 48 0 8 8 35
2006–07 Spokane Chiefs WHL 62 3 12 15 88 6 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Spokane Chiefs WHL 72 4 22 26 98 21 1 4 5 12
2008–09 Houston Aeros AHL 65 0 3 3 44 20 0 2 2 4
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 69 3 6 9 87
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Minnesota Wild NHL 22 0 3 3 6
2010–11 Houston Aeros AHL 55 3 11 14 41 24 0 5 5 33
2011–12 Minnesota Wild NHL 47 1 8 9 54
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 36 0 3 3 40 4 0 0 0 2
2013–14 New York Rangers NHL 21 0 2 2 20
NHL totals 129 1 16 17 120 4 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spokane Chiefs win Memorial Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Justin Falk player card". Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Wild end road slide by beating Avs 3-2". National Hockey League. 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Wild send Justin Faulk to Rangers for Benn Ferriero, pick". prohockeytalk.com. 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Wild Ink Falk To One-Year Deal". Minnesota Wild. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 

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