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Justin Faulk Named to NHL's All-Rookie Team

20-year-old defenseman led all Hurricanes skaters in ice time per game in 2011-12

Wednesday, 06.20.2012 / 8:30 PM ET / News
By Terrell Williams
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Justin Faulk Named to NHL\'s All-Rookie Team
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RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League tonight announced that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was named to the 2011-12 All-Rookie Team.

Faulk, 20, totaled eight goals and 14 assists (22 points) in 66 NHL games during his first professional season in 2011-12. The South St. Paul, MN, native led all Hurricanes skaters in average ice time per game (22:50), ranking first among NHL rookie defensemen in that category. Faulk also ranked first among rookie defensemen in power-play goals (5) and tied for first in goals (8) and second in points (22). In addition to his 66 games with Carolina, Faulk appeared in 12 games on the American Hockey League (AHL) level with Charlotte, totaling six points (2g, 4a). Following the conclusion of the NHL season, Faulk represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, ranking first among American skaters in plus/minus (+9) and second in points (8) in eight tournament games.

Selected in the second round (37th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Faulk played one season of college hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, helping the Bulldogs capture the 2011 NCAA national championship.

This marks the second consecutive season that the Hurricanes have had a player named to the league’s All-Rookie Team. Jeff Skinner, Carolina’s first-round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, was named to the 2010-11 All-Rookie Team, and also captured the Calder Trophy as the league’s rookie of the year. Faulk is the eighth player in franchise history to be named to the NHL All-Rookie Team (Sylvain Turgeon, 1983-84; Dana Murzyn, 1985-86; Peter Sidorkiewicz, 1988-89; Brad Shaw, 1989-90; Chris Pronger, 1993-94; Shane Willis, 2000-01; Jeff Skinner, 2010-11).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72