– USA Hockey today announced that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk
will represent the United States during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Faulk, 21, is second among Hurricanes defensemen in scoring this season with 16 points (3g, 13a) in 40 games. The South St. Paul, MN, native was Carolina’s second-round selection (37th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and has totaled 16 goals, 37 assists (53 points) and 68 penalty minutes in 144 career games with the Hurricanes. Faulk (6’0”, 215 lbs.) has been involved in international competition for the United States since he was 16 years old, and is a product of the United States National Team Development Program. He scored the game-winning goal in the gold medal game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) U-18 World Junior Championship, and also represented the U.S. at the 2011 World Junior Championship and the 2012 and 2013 IIHF World Championships.