Justin Faulk

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Justin Faulk
Justin Faulk 2013.jpg
Faulk with the Hurricanes in 2013
Born (1992-03-20) March 20, 1992 (age 27)
South St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
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 a member of the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Before turning professional, Faulk played for the University of Minnesota Duluth where he set a new school record for most goals by a rookie defenceman and helped them capture the national championship.

Playing career[edit]

While playing prep hockey for South St. Paul High School, Faulk committed to play Division 1 hockey for the University of Minnesota Duluth for the 2010–11 season.[1]

Faulk spent the 2010–11 season playing for the University of Minnesota Duluth, helping them capture the national championship. During this season, Faulk set a new school record for most points in a single season by a freshman defenseman. His record was later beaten by Scott Perunovich in 2018.[2] Faulk was then named to the All-WCHA Third Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team.[3]

On April 15, 2011, Faulk was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year entry-level contract.[4] Faulk scored his first NHL goal on December 9, 2011 against Chris Mason of the Winnipeg Jets.[5] In 2012 Faulk was selected as the lone Carolina Hurricanes representative to the NHL All-Star Game's YoungStar showcase, where he participated in the Hardest Shot competition.[6] In the 2014–15 season, Faulk was recognized with his first selection as an All-Star, playing for "Team Toews" at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game held in Columbus, Ohio, on January 25, 2015.[7]

On October 5, 2017, Faulk and Jordan Staal were named co-captains of the Hurricanes.[8] On February 13, 2018, Faulk recorded his first NHL natural hat trick becoming only the 10th defenceman in NHL history to score one.[9] On April 23, 2018, Faulk was nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as a player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and gives back to his community.[10] Prior to the 2018–19 season, Faulk was named an alternative captain alongside Jordan Staal.[11]

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. Faulk was the youngest player on Team USA's roster for the 2014 Olympics, at the age of 21.[12]

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 Charlotte Checkers AHL 12 2 4 6 11
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 66 8 14 22 29
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
2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 76 8 23 31 48
2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 11 24 35 47 15 1 7 8 4
NHL totals 559 85 173 258 265 15 1 7 8 4

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
College
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2010–11 [3]
All-WCHA Third Team 2010–11
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2011 [13]
NHL
All-Star Game 2015, 2016, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South St. Paul's Justin Faulk commits to UMD hockey in 2010-11". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. July 22, 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "PERUNOVICH SELECTED CHN'S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR". umdbulldogs.com. March 22, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "WCHA" (PDF). goseawolves.com. September 28, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Faulk". Carolina Hurricanes. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Jets ground 'Canes 4–2". National Hockey League. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2013-10-02. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ Smith, Michael (January 26, 2012). "2012 All-Star Weekend: Faulk Represents Hurricanes". NHL.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Hamilton, Colleen (January 23, 2015). "2015 All-Star Weekend: Faulk Represents Canes". NHL.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  8. ^ Smith, Michael (October 5, 2017). "Staal, Faulk Introduced as Co-Captains". NHL.com. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Dusterberg, Kurt (February 14, 2018). "Faulk gets first NHL hat trick in Hurricanes win against Kings". NHL.com. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "NHL announces 31 team nominees for King Clancy Trophy". NHL.com. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Williams, Terrell (September 13, 2018). "Canes Name Justin Williams as Team Captain". NHL.com. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Cam Fowler named to U.S. Olympic team". Los Angeles Times. January 1, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2018. Faulk is the team's youngest player, at 21
  13. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Eric Staal
Carolina Hurricanes captain
2017–18
with Jordan Staal
Succeeded by
Justin Williams