October 10, 1989 |
Denver, CO, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Orlando Solar Bears
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
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.
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. Block made his Liiga debut playing with HIFK during the 2013–14 Liiga season. 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.
On July 31, 2015, Block signed a one-year contract to remain in the ECHL with the Manchester Monarchs.
On February 12, 2016 the Orlando Solar Bears announced they had acquired Block from the Monarchs in exchange for future considerations.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||HC ’05 Banská Bystrica||Slovak||21||6||9||15||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||23||2||5||7||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||51||12||23||35||34||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-West Division Team||2009|
|First All-Star Team||2009|
|Forward of the Year||2009|
|Most Points (76)||2009|
|Hockey East Regular Season Champions||2010|
- "Austin Block remains with HIFK" (in Finnish). HIFK. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
- "2013–14 HIFK player statistics". Eliteprospects.com. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
- Ryan Holt (2015-02-14). "Condors sign Austin Block". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- "Monarchs sign center Austin Block". Manchester Monarchs. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2015-07-31.
- "SOLAR BEARS ACQUIRE AUSTIN BLOCK FROM MONARCHS". Orlando Solar Bears. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
- Austin Block career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Austin Block career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
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