Austin Czarnik

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Austin Czarnik
Austin-Czarnik-2016.jpg
Austin Czarnik at Boston Bruins trsining camp, 2016
Born (1992-12-12) December 12, 1992 (age 24)
Washington Township, Michigan
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Boston Bruins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

Austin Czarnik (born December 12, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Czarnik played four seasons of NCAA Division I hockey for the Miami RedHawks (2011–2015). In his sophomore year at Miami University, Czarnik's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2012–13 CCHA All-Conference First Team.[1] On June 24, 2013, prior to the start of his junior season, Czarnik was named captain of the RedHawks by head coach Enrico Blasi.[2] He held this position through the end of his senior season.

Days after Miami was eliminated from the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament and his college career had come to a close, Czarnik signed an entry-level deal with the Boston Bruins on March 31, 2015.[3] He was assigned to the Bruins' AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.[4]

Prior to the 2016–17 NHL season, Czarnik made the Boston Bruins' roster out of training camp, making his NHL debut on October 13 for the Bruins' 6–3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.[5] However, after two scoreless games and one healthy scratch with Boston, he was reassigned to Providence on October 20.[6] However, following an elbow injury to David Backes, Boston recalled Czarnik on October 26.[7] During a game that same day, Czarnik tallied his first NHL goal against the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist in a 5–2 loss for the Bruins.[8]

Czarnik is the cousin of Reading Royals center Robert Czarnik.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 42 16 18 34 12
2009–10 U.S. National Development Team USHL 26 10 18 28 25
2010–11 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 46 20 14 34 33 11 3 1 4 2
2011–12 Miami RedHawks CCHA 40 10 27 37 31
2012–13 Miami RedHawks CCHA 42 14 26 40 24
2013–14 Miami RedHawks NCHC 37 13 34 47 28
2014–15 Miami RedHawks NCHC 40 9 36 45 36
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 3 0 2 2 0
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 68 20 41 61 24 3 2 1 3 2
AHL totals 71 20 43 63 24 3 2 1 3 2
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing United States USA
IIHF World U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Minsk
Representing United States USA
World Junior A Challenge
Gold medal – first place 2010 Penticton

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 5 1 6 4
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 2 2 4 0
Junior totals 13 7 3 10 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2011–12
All-CCHA First Team 2012–13 [10]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2012–13
All-NCHC First Team 2013–14 [11]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2013–14
AHL All-Rookie Team 2015–16 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CCHA All-Conference team". Central Collegiate Hockey Association. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Czarnik Named Hockey's Captain for 2013–14". Miami RedHawks. 
  3. ^ Halford, Mike. "Bruins sign Miami (Ohio) playmaker Czarnik". ProHockeyTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bruins Sign Austin Czarnik to an Entry-Level Contract". Boston Bruins. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bruins' Austin Czarnik: Debuts with B's". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Bruins Assign Austin Czarnik to Providence". Boston Bruins. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Bruins Recall Czarnik; Issue Update On Backes". Boston Bruins. Retrieved October 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ Stevenson, Dave. "Bruins forward Austin Czarnik scores his first NHL goal". FanSided. Retrieved October 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Austin Czarnik". Elite Hockey Prospects. Retrieved March 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Conference Honors, 2012–13". College Hockey, Inc. 
  11. ^ "NCHC announces All-Conference players, All-Rookie Team". USCHO. 
  12. ^ "2015-16 AHL All-Rookie Team unveiled". AHL. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Torey Krug
CCHA Player of the Year
2012–13
Succeeded by
Award Discontinued