Justin Faulk

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Justin Faulk
Justin Faulk 2013.jpg
Born (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 25)
South St. Paul, Minnesota
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Carolina Hurricanes
National team  United States
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2010
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2011–present

Justin Michael Faulk (born March 20, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently an alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Faulk spent the 2010–11 season playing for the University of Minnesota Duluth, helping them capture the national championship. On April 15, 2011, Faulk was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year entry-level contract.[2] Faulk scored his first NHL goal on December 9, 2011 against Chris Mason of the Winnipeg Jets.[3] In 2012 Faulk was selected as the lone Carolina Hurricanes representative in Ottawa as a YoungStar where he participated in the Hardest Shot competition. In the 2014–15 season, Faulk was recognized with his first All-Star appearance, being selected to represent "Team Toews" at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game held in Columbus, Ohio, on January 25, 2015.

Faulk currently serves as an alternate captain for the Hurricanes.[4]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Sweden/Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Czech Republic
World Junior Hockey Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 United States
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Belarus

Internationally, Faulk has represented the United States at four different events. He helped the Americans win gold at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships and bronze during the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He also played at the Senior level at the 2012, 2013 and the 2014 World Championships, and made his Olympic Debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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 Under-18 Team NAHL 38 3 9 12 20
2009–10 U.S. National Under-18 Team USHL 21 9 3 12 46
2010–11 University of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 39 8 25 33 47
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 13 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 66 8 14 22 29
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 12 2 4 6 11
2012–13 Charlotte Checkers AHL 31 5 19 24 16
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 38 5 10 15 15
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 76 5 27 32 37
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 15 34 49 30
2015–16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 64 16 21 37 27
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 75 17 20 37 32
NHL totals 401 66 126 192 170

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States U18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 1 3 4 6
2011 United States WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 1 3 4 0
2012 United States WC 7th 8 4 4 8 2
2013 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 0 6 6 2
2014 United States OG 4th 2 0 0 0 0
2015 United States WC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 0 3 3 4
Junior totals 13 2 6 8 6
Senior totals 30 4 13 17 8

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2010–11
All-WCHA Third Team 2010–11
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2011 [5]
3x NHL All Star 2015, 2016, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Is Justin Faulk the secret to Carolina's success this season?". NBC Sports. 2011-10-05. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Faulk". Carolina Hurricanes. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Jets ground 'Canes 4–2". National Hockey League. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2013-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Faulk Named Hurricanes' Alternate Captain". hurricanes.nhl.com. Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

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