– The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk
has been named its third star of the week for the week ending Dec. 13. Chicago’s Corey Crawford and Edmonton’s Taylor Hall were named the league’s first and second stars, respectively.
Faulk, 23, netted three goals and added three assists (6 points) as the Hurricanes won two of three road games this week. The South St. Paul, MN, native leads all NHL skaters this season in power-play goals (12) and is the first player in NHL history to score his first 12 goals of the season on the power-play. He has also already matched the franchise record for most power-play goals in a season by a defenseman (Risto Siltanen, 1983-84), just 30 games into the season. Faulk (6’0”, 215 lbs.) ranks first among NHL defensemen in goals (12) and power-play points (14), third in points (25) and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (2).
Selected by the Hurricanes in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Faulk has totaled 45 goals and 98 assists (143 points) in 292 career NHL games with Carolina. He appeared in his first career NHL All-Star Game in 2015, and has represented the United States in a dozen international tournaments, including the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.