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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 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
7 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
8 NYR 30 16 10 4 92 81 36
9 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
10 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
13 PHI 32 12 14 6 88 96 30
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 28
16 CAR 32 9 19 4 68 91 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 32 6 14 -12 20
E. Staal 27 7 11 -10 18
J. Skinner 28 8 8 -3 16
R. Nash 32 4 12 -3 16
E. Lindholm 32 8 7 -7 15
J. Tlusty 28 10 3 -11 13
N. Gerbe 28 3 10 -2 13
A. Sekera 30 1 11 -7 12
C. Terry 23 6 3 -1 9
V. Rask 32 4 5 -7 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 9 12 2 .911 2.44
A. Khudobin 0 7 2 .892 3.11