Justin Shugg
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 12/24/1991
BIRTHPLACE: Niagara Falls, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: CAR: 2010-105 overall
2014-15 Season
Appeared in his first NHL season with the Hurricanes, skating in three games… Spent the majority of the season with Charlotte in the American Hockey League (AHL)… Led the Checkers in goals (21) and points (43), playing 65 AHL games… Was tied for the team lead in power-play goals… Found the net in four consecutive games for the Checkers from 11/14-11/21… Recalled from Charlotte on Dec. 15… Made his NHL/Hurricanes debut and was (even) at MTL (12/16)… Reassigned to Charlotte (AHL) on Dec. 20 after playing three games with the Hurricanes without registering a point… Scored a goal and added a pair of assists for Charlotte vs. Texas (1/4)… Scored two goals, including the game winner, and added an assist at Hamilton (2/28)… Netted the game-winning goal and had an assist at Iowa (3/21)… Registered five points (2g, 3a) in the season’s final four games (4/12-4/18).

Had appeared in one NHL season with the Hurricanes, playing in three games, prior to the start of the 2015-16 season… Selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft… Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on 6/17/11… Had 115 points (49g, 66a) in 212 career AHL games at the end of the 2014-15 season… Won a Kelly Cup championship on the ECHL level for Florida in 2012… Totaled 215 points (101g, 114a) in 262 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games over four seasons before turning professional… Came within one game of capturing three consecutive Memorial Cup championships, helping Windsor win the Memorial Cup in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010 and reaching the final game with Mississauga St. Michael’s in 2011.

Notched 111 points (65g, 46a) in 70 games for Niagara Falls in his final season before beginning his major junior career.

Split his rookie OHL season between Oshawa and Windsor, totaling 17 points (4g, 13a) in 61 games.

Scored 17 goals and was plus-21 in 68 regular-season games for Windsor… Had nine points (5g, 4a) in Windsor’s 20-game playoff run to the 2009 OHL title, and skated in two games at the 2009 Memorial Cup before being sidelined with a broken collarbone.

Totaled 79 points (39g, 40a) to rank second among Windsor skaters in regular-season scoring, behind only Taylor Hall… Ranked 10th in the OHL in goals (39) and third in game-winning goals (10)… Totaled 15 points (5g, 10a) in the 2010 OHL playoffs to help the Spitfires capture their second consecutive OHL Championship, and had seven points (2g, 5a) in four games at the Memorial Cup, as Windsor won the tournament for the second consecutive year.

Led St. Michael’s in goals (41), assists (45) and points (86), skating in 66 of the team’s 68 regular-season games during his final season of junior hockey… Ranked second in the OHL in game-winning goals (10), fourth in plus/minus (+48), tied for fifth in shorthanded goals (4) and tied for 15th in points… Played for Team OHL at the 2010 Subway Super Series against Russia… Led St. Michael’s in plus/minus (+15) and ranked tied for second on the team in goals (10) and points (19) during the 2011 OHL playoffs, as the Majors won the Eastern Conference title before falling to Owen Sound in Game 7 of the OHL Championship series… Totaled three points (2g, 1a) in five games for host Mississauga at the 2011 Memorial Cup, as St. Michael’s advanced to the final game before falling to Saint John.

Completed his first professional season, splitting the year between Charlotte (AHL) and Florida (ECHL)… Tied for the Checkers’ rookie scoring lead with 13 points (5g, 8a) in 33 games and ranked second on the team with a plus-5 rating… Tallied 12 points (4g, 8a) in 11 regular-season games for Florida… Picked up his first professional point in his pro debut for Florida (ECHL) vs. Gwinnett (10/14)… Scored his first two pro goals vs. Trenton (10/22), and earned ECHL Player of the Week honors after posting six points (3g, 3a) in three games from 10/17-10/23… Recalled to Charlotte for the first time on 10/27 and made his AHL debut at Oklahoma City (10/28)… Recorded his first AHL point, an assist, vs. Milwaukee (11/26)… Scored his first AHL goal, the game-winner, and added an assist for his first multi-point game vs. Milwaukee (11/27)… Returned to Florida on 4/17 for the ECHL playoffs… Totaled 12 points (7g, 5a) in 11 playoff games, helping the Everblades capture their first Kelly Cup as ECHL champions… Scored his first two pro playoff goals in Game 3 vs. Kalamazoo (5/2)… Netted the series-clinching goal in Game 5 vs. Kalamazoo (5/5)… Opened the scoring in Florida’s Game 5, championship-winning victory vs. Las Vegas (5/23).

Began the season with Florida (ECHL), totaling 22 points (11g, 11a) in 19 games… Had 21 points (7g, 14a) on the AHL level with Charlotte… Notched his first professional hat trick with Florida at Wheeling (12/8)… Scored two goals in four Calder Cup Playoff games for Charlotte, including a power-play goal in his AHL playoff debut in Game 1 at Oklahoma City (4/26).

Spent all of his third professional season with Charlotte (AHL), establishing AHL career highs in games played (75) and assists (22)… Ranked second on the team in games played (75), sixth in points (38), tied for fourth in goals (16) and sixth in assists (22)… Was tied for fourth on the team with five power-play goals… Recorded his first career multi-goal game, including the game winner, vs. Rockford (11/23)… Had a four-game assist streak from 1/2-1/11, marking the longest assist streak of his career… Registered his seventh multi-point game of the season with his 16th goal of the season and an assist at Oklahoma City (4/6).