On June 26, 2010 in the Staples Center the Carolina Hurricanes made the 37th overall pick; they picked a young man by the name of Justin Faulk from St. Paul, Minnesota. Now at the age of 22 he leads all defenseman on the team with 26 points so far and averages around 26 minutes a game.
Faulk signed a big contract in March 2014 for 6 years 29 million dollars; a contract that is worth every penny for what this young man brings to the team. In his young age he is very mature and already has the leadership of a veteran player.
For at 22 year old hockey player he is very accomplished already; he was a member of Team USA U-17 and U-18 teams, winning gold with the U-18 team at the IIHF World U-18 Championships. He was a member of the 2011 NCAA National Champion University Minnesota Duluth, he was on the 2012 NHL All-Rookie Team at the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in Ottawa. For this young man I think his biggest accomplishment came on January 1, 2014 when he was names to the 2014 USA Olympic team that was heading to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Games.
Just like Skinner, Lindholm, and Rask; Justin Faulk is the future of the Carolina Hurricanes and is showing everyone why. He might bring this rough and tough physical game on the ice but off the ice he is a wonderful person. Justin is actively involved with the Kids and Community Foundation and always loves getting out with the kids and showing them some hockey basics.These are the things an NHL player like Justin Faulk is all about, its not always about what you do on the ice but also about how you carry yourself and how you represent the community and Justin for only being 22 years old is one of the most respect Hurricanes in the locker room already.
That’s why on January 10th when Justin Faulk was named to the NHL All-Star game in Columbus no one was surprised. CONGRATULATIONS JUSTIN and we will be cheering for you in Raleigh.
|January 23-25, 2015|