NHL All-Star Spotlight Justin Faulk

Congrats Justin

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.

Here is a list of the weekend events starting tonight!
Friday: NHL All-Star Draft on NBC Sports at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: NHL All-Star Skills Competition on NBC Sports at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: NHL All-Star Game on NBC Sports at 5:00 p.m.
January 23-25, 2015
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Hurricanes Vs. Leafs Recap

Finally since December 2 we can say the Carolina Hurricanes have won; defeating the Maple Leafs 4-1. The Hurricanes snapped their own 6 game losing streak and stopped the Leafs 6 game winning streak.

Thank You Jay Harrison

The day did not start out so happy; late this afternoon Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis traded Assistant Captain Jay Harrison to the Winnipeg Jets for a 6th round draft pick. The Hurricanes will also retain 30% of Harrison’s 1.5 million dollar salary. This is also the 3rd time in Harrison’s career where he will play under coach Paul Maurice. Harrison a dedicated Cane playing in over 300 games for the red and black; Jay was not only a leader in the locker-room but was also a huge feature in the community with the Kids and Community Foundation. We thank Jay for 6 amazing years and wish him all the best in Winnipeg!

1st Star Justin Faulk

Cam Ward stopped 25 out of 26 shots only letting Dion Phaneuf find the back of the net. Chris Terry got the Hurricanes rolling in the 1st period with help from his new linemates Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe. Justin Faulk kept the scoring rolling in the 1st period with a beautiful short handed goal. Andrej Sekera added a 2nd period power-play goal. To cap off the first win in 16 days Elias Lindholm added an empty netter to make it 4-1. This is the first time the Hurricanes have scored more than 1 goal in the last 6 games.If there was a message in the Harrison trade that no one is safe and play like your job is on the line, then that message was received by the whole team this afternoon.

The Hurricanes return to the ice on Saturday when they face the New York Rangers and coach Bill Peters looks to keep this momentum rolling and believes Alex Semin might be able to come off the IR and return to action.

Marc Staal and the Rangers come to PNC on Saturday

Three Stars of the Game 
1. Justin Faulk: Game Winning Goal
2. Cam Ward: 25 saves
3. Nathan Gerbe: 2 Points

Hurricanes Scoring
1st Period: Chris Terry (5) ASST: Staal (10) Gerbe (8)
Justin Faulk (6) ASST: Dwyer (1) Sekera (11)
2nd Period: Andrej Sekera (1) ASST: Faulk (13) Gerbe (9)
3rd Period: Elias Lindholm (8) ASST: Staal (11) Hainsey (3)