Justin Florek

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Justin Florek
Justin Florek - Boston Bruins.jpg
Justin Florek in 2014
Born (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 25)
Marquette, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Islanders
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 135th overall, 2010
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2012–present

Justin Jacob Florek (born May 18, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Florek was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round (135th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Florek played junior hockey for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program for both the under-17 and under-18 teams before moving on to the Northern Michigan University Wildcats ice hockey program. While at Northern Michigan, Florek played 157 games scoring 53 goals and 63 assists for 116 points. Florek was very successful with the Wildcats, named named an alternate captain of the team for the 2010–11 season and captain for the 2011–12 season.[1] During his career at NMU he led (or tied for the lead) in game winning goals for the 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2011–12 season and led the team in power play goals with nine during the 2011–12 season. Florek was named to the CCHA Second All-Star team[2] and was named a finalist for the CCHA Best Defensive Forward Award for the 2011–12 season.[3]

Following his final season with the Wildcats Florek signed an entry level contract with the Bruins on March 25, 2012, and was assigned to the Providence Bruins of the AHL for the rest of the season.[4]

Florek attended the Boston Bruins training camp for the start of the 2012–13 NHL season but was assigned to Providence on September 14, 2012.[5] Florek played 71 games with Providence scoring 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points in the regular season and played 12 playoff games scoring one goal and two assists for three points before they were eliminated in the conference finals by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

On September 22, 2013, Florek was again assigned to Providence to begin the 2013–14, but he did play in four NHL games for Boston during the 2013–14 regular season. On January 4, 2014 Florek made his NHL debut, playing for the Boston Bruins in a 4–1 win against the Winnipeg Jets.[6] Florek was reassigned to Providence again on January 5, 2014.[7] Florek scored his first NHL goal on January 9, 2014, against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings.

During the opening round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, on April 20, 2014, Florek scored his first NHL playoff goal against the Detroit Red Wings, scoring the first goal of the second game against the Red Wings, en route to a 4–1 defeat of the visiting Detroit team.[8]

Florek attended the Bruins training camp for the start of the 2014-2015 NHL Season but was assigned to Providence on October 1, 2014.

On July 2, 2015, Florek left the Bruins as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders.[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 Northern Michigan University CCHA 40 9 8 17 6
2009–10 Northern Michigan University CCHA 41 12 23 35 22
2010–11 Northern Michigan University CCHA 39 13 15 28 14
2011–12 Northern Michigan University CCHA 37 19 17 36 18
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 8 2 2 4 2
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 71 11 16 27 37 12 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 69 19 19 38 27 4 1 0 1 0
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 4 1 1 2 0 6 1 0 1 4
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 73 11 24 35 33 5 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 4 1 1 2 0 6 1 0 1 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJC18 3rd 7 3 0 3 4
Junior totals 7 3 0 3 4

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics Department. "NMU Hockey Records: Year-By-Year" (PDF). Northern Michigan University. 
  2. ^ "Hockey Awards & Achievements Showing: NCAA (CCHA) Second All-Star Team". eliteprospects.com. 
  3. ^ "Florek Named Finalist for CCHA Best Defensive Forward Award" (Press release). Northern Michigan University. March 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Florek & Trotman Signed to Entry-level Contracts," (Press release). Boston Bruins. March 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Bruins Announce Roster Transactions" (Press release). Boston Bruins. September 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Winnipeg Jets at Boston Bruins". Boxscore. Boston Bruins. January 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "B's Assign Florek to Providence" (Press release). Boston Bruins. January 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ Switaj, Caryn (April 20, 2014). "Bruins Turn the Tide in Game 2 as Florek Shines, Miller Returns". Bruins Blog. Boston Bruins. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Islanders sign six to two-way deals". New York Islanders. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 

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