– The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk
will represent the Metropolitan Division at the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend, to be held from Jan. 30-31 in Nashville, TN. It marks the second consecutive All-Star appearance for the 23-year-old defenseman.
Faulk leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 30 points (14g, 16a) in 40 games this season. The South St. Paul, MN, native leads all NHL skaters this season in power-play goals (12) and became 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), and ranks second among NHL defensemen in goals (14), tied for fourth in points (30), first in power-play goals (12), tied for third in power-play points (15) and tied for second in game-winning goals (4).
Selected by the Hurricanes in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Faulk (6’0”, 215 lbs.) has totaled 47 goals and 101 assists (148 points) in 302 career NHL games with Carolina. He appeared in his first career NHL All-Star Game in Columbus last season, and has represented the United States in a dozen international tournaments, including the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.