– The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk
has been named to the roster for the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, in Columbus, OH.
This will mark the first full NHL All-Star experience for Faulk, who went to the 2012 All-Star Weekend in Ottawa as a “rookie” participant. The 22-year-old, South St. Paul, MN, native leads all Hurricanes in assists (17) and time on ice (24:10 per game) and ranks second on the team in scoring (24 points). Faulk leads the Hurricanes and all NHL defensemen in shorthanded goals (2), and ranks in the top 20 among NHL blueliners in goals (T-15th, 7), points (T-17th, 24), game-winning goals (T-3rd, 3), power-play goals (T-11th, 3), power-play points (T-17th, 9) and shots (T-9th, 109).
Selected by the Hurricanes in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Faulk has totaled 93 points (25g, 68a) and 101 penalty minutes in 221 career NHL games for Carolina. He was selected to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2011-12, after ranking tied for first among rookie defensemen in goals (8) and second in points (22). Faulk represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and has also played for Team USA at the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Championships as well as the 2011 World Junior Championship. Prior to turning professional, Faulk played one season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, helping the Bulldogs capture the 2011 NCAA National Championship.