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Justin Krueger
Justin Krueger
Defenseman
Number: 56
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 6, 1986
Birthplace: Dusseldorf, Germany
Drafted: CAR / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (213th overall)
2011-12 SEASON
Completed first professional season in North America, and was tied for first among Charlotte (AHL) rookies with 13 points (2g, 11a) in 58 games… Led all Checkers players with a plus-16 rating, 11 points higher than any teammate… Scored two shootout goals in three attempts to tie for third among AHL defensemen in shootout conversion percentage (.667)… Recorded his first AHL point, the primary assist on Zach Boychuk’s goal, in his AHL debut at Norfolk (10/7)… Scored his first AHL goal and had a season-high six penalty minutes at Abbotsford (1/20)… Recorded a plus-10 rating across seven games from 1/11-1/24, including four games in which he was plus-2… Scored his second goal of the season at Peoria (4/13)… Missed 13 games due to injury (upper body: 2/19-3/25) and was a healthy extra for five games.

CAREER
Signed a one-year contract with the Hurricanes on 6/1/12… Originally drafted by Carolina in the seventh round (213th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft… Had 13 points (2g, 11a) in 58 career AHL games with Charlotte entering 2012-13… Also spent one year playing professionally in the Swiss National League, earning 11 points (1g, 10a) in 50 games… Completed his collegiate career at Cornell of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) with seven goals and 25 assists (32 points) and 103 penalty minutes in 135 games from 2006-2010… Grew up in Switzerland playing for the German national team programs… Won a gold medal with Germany at the Under-18 Division I World Championship in 2004… Served as team captain in leading Germany to the gold medal at the Division I World Championship in 2005… Made his debut with the German men’s team at the 2010 IIHF World Championship… Played in all nine games and earned one assist as host Germany advanced to the medal round before finishing fourth… Again represented Germany at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, skating in all seven games for Germany… Spent one season with Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), leading the Vees to an Interior Championship in 2005-06… Named to the ECAC’s All-Academic team after his sophomore season at Cornell in 2007-08… Was named the ECAC’s top defensive defenseman after leading Cornell to the ECAC championship in his senior season in 2009-10… Completed his first professional season in 2010-11, earning 11 points (1g, 10a) in 50 games for SC Bern of the Swiss League.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 41 15 13 -8 28
J. Faulk 46 8 18 -14 26
J. Skinner 41 10 9 -7 19
E. Lindholm 46 9 10 -10 19
R. Nash 46 7 12 -4 19
J. Tlusty 39 11 7 -12 18
N. Gerbe 42 4 13 -2 17
V. Rask 46 6 9 -9 15
A. Sekera 44 1 14 -8 15
C. Terry 33 6 3 -3 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Khudobin 5 8 2 .916 2.32
C. Ward 11 17 3 .911 2.45