• Florek finished his first season with the Wildcats with 17 points (9-8-17) and a plus-19 rating in 40 games in 2008-09. He has been invited to the 2009 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid for a potential roster spot at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
• Before heading to Northern Michigan he played two seasons (2006-08) in the U.S. National Team Development program and won a bronze medal at the 2008 Under-18 World Championships.
• Florek started skating at the age of two when his mom took him to open skating at Northern Michigan University on her lunch breaks.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers