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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 MTL 60 39 16 5 162 133 83
2 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
3 NYR 59 37 16 6 186 145 80
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 60 26 21 13 145 169 65
10 PHI 61 26 24 11 162 178 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 59 26 29 4 155 184 56
14 TOR 60 24 31 5 167 183 53
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 61 18 38 5 114 204 41

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
J. Tlusty 52 13 10 -17 23
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73