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Justin Florek

Justin Florek
Justin Florek - Boston Bruins.jpg
Justin Florek in 2014
Born (1990-05-18) May 18, 1990 (age 30)
Marquette, Michigan, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Boston Bruins
Iserlohn Roosters
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 EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Florek was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 5th round (135th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career

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 named an alternate captain of the team for the 2010-11 season and captain for the 2011-12 season.[1] During his collegiate career, he led NMU in game winning goals in 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 prior to 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 played in four NHL games for Boston during the 2013-14 regular season. On January 4, 2014 Florek made his NHL debut, playing for the 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.

On April 20, 2014, Florek scored his first NHL playoff goal during the opening round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, as Boston defeated the visiting Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the second game of the series.[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] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the duration of the 2015-16 season. He appeared in every game with the Sound Tigers, producing a career low 16 points.

As an unsigned free agent over the summer, Florek was unable to attract NHL interest. On October 8, 2016, he signed a one-year AHL contract with the Milwaukee Admirals, affiliate to the Nashville Predators.[10] In the 2016-17 season, Florek contributed with 12 goals and 30 points in 75 games for the Admirals.

On May 19, 2017, as a free agent, he inked a one-year deal with his first European club, the Iserlohn Roosters of the German top-tier Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[11]

Following two seasons with the Roosters, serving as captain in the 2018-19 campaign, Florek left the club to sign a one-year contract with EHC Black Wings Linz in the neighbouring EBEL, on May 14, 2019.[12]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

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
2015-16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 76 7 9 16 31 3 1 0 1 0
2016-17 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 75 12 18 30 12 3 0 0 0 2
2017-18 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 51 9 12 21 22 2 0 0 0 0
2018-19 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 52 10 11 21 22 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 4 1 1 2 0 6 1 0 1 4

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJC18 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 0 3 4
Junior totals 7 3 0 3 4

Awards and honors

Award Year
College
CCHA Second All-Star Team 2012

References

  1. ^ Athletics Department. "NMU Hockey Records: Year-By-Year" (PDF). Northern Michigan University. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  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 2014.
  9. ^ "Islanders sign six to two-way deals". New York Islanders. July 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Ads sign Florek, Robinson to AHL deals". Milwaukee Admirals. October 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Justin Florek signs with Roosters" (in German). Iserlohn Roosters. May 19, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Justin Florek new in the Linz attack" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. May 14, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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