Austin Block

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Austin Block
Born (1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 27)
Denver, CO, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
ECHL team
Former teams
Orlando Solar Bears
HIFK
Karlskrona HK
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
Bakersfield Condors
Manchester Monarchs
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present

Austin Block (born October 10, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey center. He is currently playing for the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL. Block was born in Denver, Colorado, but grew up in Thousand Oaks, California.

Playing career[edit]

Block played with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL for two seasons before committing to the University of New Hampshire Wildcats men's hockey program. He played 4 seasons at UNH playing 136 games and putting up 25 goals and 25 assists for 50 points.

On July 22, 2013, HIFK of the Finnish Liiga announced they had signed Block after a two-week tryout in June 2013.[1] Block made his Liiga debut playing with HIFK during the 2013–14 Liiga season.[2] On September 20, 2013 Block was loaned from HIFK to Mestis club, HCK until he moved to Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan club Karlskrona HK.

In the following 2014–15 season, Block moved to the Slovak Extraliga with HC ’05 Banská Bystrica, appearing in 21 games for 15 points before returning to North American to play in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors.[3]

On July 31, 2015, Block signed a one-year contract to remain in the ECHL with the Manchester Monarchs.[4]

On February 12, 2016 the Orlando Solar Bears announced they had acquired Block from the Monarchs in exchange for future considerations.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL 52 10 14 24 38 9 1 4 5 18
2008–09 Fairbanks Ice Dogs NAHL 58 32 44 76 96 6 7 4 11 2
2009–10 University of New Hampshire HE 25 1 2 3 12
2010–11 University of New Hampshire HE 36 4 5 9 18
2011–12 University of New Hampshire HE 36 5 10 15 20
2012–13 University of New Hampshire HE 39 15 8 23 44
2013–14 HIFK Liiga 21 0 3 3 8
2013–14 HCK Mestis 3 2 2 4 0
2013–14 Karlskrona HK Allsv 8 1 2 3 4
2014–15 HC ’05 Banská Bystrica Slovak 21 6 9 15 8
2014–15 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 14 2 6 8 4
2015–16 Manchester Monarchs ECHL 40 3 9 12 27
2015–16 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 23 2 5 7 10
2016–17 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 51 12 23 35 34
ECHL totals 128 19 43 62 75

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
NAHL
All-West Division Team 2009
First All-Star Team 2009
Forward of the Year 2009
Most Points (76) 2009
College
Hockey East Regular Season Champions 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austin Block remains with HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
  2. ^ "2013–14 HIFK player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-03. 
  3. ^ Ryan Holt (2015-02-14). "Condors sign Austin Block". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Monarchs sign center Austin Block". Manchester Monarchs. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2015-07-31. 
  5. ^ "SOLAR BEARS ACQUIRE AUSTIN BLOCK FROM MONARCHS". Orlando Solar Bears. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-06-06. 

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