Austin Levi
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 02/16/1992
DRAFTED: CAR: 2010-85 overall
Signed as a free agent by Fort Wayne (ECHL), July 15, 2015.
2013-14 Season
Split his first professional season between Charlotte (AHL) and Florida (ECHL)… Ranked fourth among Everblades’ defensemen in assists (13) and fifth in points (15)… Scored one goal in 10 AHL games with the Checkers… Started the season with the Everblades and made his professional debut vs. Orlando (10/18)… Recorded his first professional point with an assist at Orlando (10/19)… Recalled to Charlotte on 12/14 and made his AHL debut vs. Norfolk (12/15)… Scored his first pro goal, the game-winner, at Rockford (12/20)… Reassigned to the Everblades on 1/16… Recorded his first multi-point game with a goal and an assist vs. Greenville (1/29)… Sparred with Nick Larson in his first professional bout vs. South Carolina (4/2).

Signed by the Hurricanes to a three-year, entry-level contract on 3/16/12… Completed his junior hockey career with 86 points (16g, 70a) and 302 penalty minutes in 268 career games with Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)… Participated in the 2011 U.S. Junior Team Evaluation Camp in August 2011… Was born in Columbus, OH, but grew up in Denver, CO… His family moved to Michigan when he was 14 so he could be a part of the Compuware youth hockey program… Had five assists and 33 penalty minutes for the Detroit Compuware U-16 squad in the Midwest Elite Hockey League (MWEHL) in 2007-08… Began his OHL season for Plymouth in 2008-09, skating in 12 regular-season and five playoff games with the Whalers… Made his OHL debut at Sault Ste. Marie (9/26/08)… Notched his first OHL point with an assist vs. Belleville (2/7/09)… Named Plymouth’s Most Improved Player after earning 12 points (3g, 9a) and a plus-10 rating in 68 games during his second OHL season in 2009-10… Netted his first career OHL goal vs. Sarnia (11/6/09)… Ranked second among Whalers defensemen in scoring with 25 points (6g, 19a) in 66 regular-season games in 2010-11, and was second on the team in plus/minus (+17) and third on the team in penalty minutes (87)… Established OHL career highs in assists (25) and points (30) in 2011-12… Completed his final season of junior hockey with Plymouth, totaling 17 points (2g, 15a) and ranking fifth on the team in plus/minus (+17) in 58 games… Earned three assists in 15 OHL playoff games as Plymouth advanced to the 2013 conference final before falling to London…