BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, January 4, that the team has recalled forward Justin Florek from Providence (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis. Florek joined the team Saturday and will be available for Saturday’s game against the Winnipeg jets. Florek’s jersey number will be 57.
Florek has skated in 34 games this season with Providence, registering nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points with a plus-11 rating (second on the team).
In total, the 23-year-old forward has skated in 113 AHL games with the Providence Bruins (2012-14), accruing 22 goals and 29 assists with a combined plus-26 rating. In the 2013 AHL postseason, Florek appeared in 12 games for Providence and tallied 1-2=3 totals.
Prior to joining the Providence Bruins, Florek played for four seasons (2008-12) at Northern Michigan University, where he skated in 157 collegiate games, recording 54 goals and 63 assists. Florek was named captain of the Wildcats his senior season.
This marks Florek’s first NHL recall.
The 6'4'', 199-pound native of Marquette, MI was drafted by Boston in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.