Justin spends his summers in Minneapolis… He is involved with the BH23 Foundation, which helps families meet the costs of playing hockey, as well as the Team 25 Children’s Foundation… He started playing hockey at the age of 6 in South St. Paul, MN, and his mom was the biggest influence on his career… His favorite player growing up was Peter Forsberg… His favorite TV show is Suits, favorite movie is 21 Jump Street, favorite musical artist is Eric Church and favorite book is Lone Survivor… Justin’s first job was assisting his uncle landscaping… His biggest game day habit is his nap… His favorite food is steak and favorite restaurant is Manny’s Steakhouse in Minneapolis… His favorite vacation spot is Jamaica and favorite place in the Triangle is North Hills… Justin is on Twitter and his username is @justinfaulk27… His favorite website is yahoo.com and favorite video game is Call of Duty… His favorite sport outside of hockey is golf and the person he would most like to meet is Tiger Woods… Justin is a fan of the Minnesota Twins… His most memorable hockey moments were winning the national championship with Minnesota-Duluth in 2011 and playing in his first NHL game on 10/7/11… His favorite former teammate is Adam Wilcox, a Tampa Bay Lightning prospect who plays at the University of Minnesota… Justin wears No. 27 because it was his number in high school, and he’s always tried to wear it when possible… His favorite road city is New York, favorite road arena is Madison Square Garden and favorite team to play against is Pittsburgh.
Completed his second NHL season with Carolina, totaling five goals and 10 assists (15 points) in 38 games played… Was named the team’s Most Valuable Player by the Carolina chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association… Led the Hurricanes in average time on ice per game (24:00)… Was first among team defensemen in takeaways (24), third in hits (63) and fourth in blocked shots (47)… Named to United States roster for the 2013 II HF World Championship and led American defensemen in assists (6) and points (6) as the U.S. captured the bronze medal… Played for Charlotte (AHL) during the NHL work stoppage, totaling five goals and 19 assists (24 points) in 31 games… Had five multi-point AHL games, including three-point efforts at Houston (10/13) and at Grand Rapids (10/26)… Made his NHL season debut in Carolina’s opener at FLA (1/19), earning an assist on Dwyer’s goal… Scored his first career shorthanded goal in the second period vs. BUF (1/24)… Scored a power-play goal at TOR (2/4)… Earned his first career NHL multi-point game with two assists at NJ (2/12)… Sparred with Stephen Weiss in second period vs. FLA (3/2)… Left the game vs. FLA (3/19) with a knee injury… Placed on injured reserve on 3/20, and activated from injured reserve on 4/9… Scored a goal and earned an assist at OTT (4/16)… Played his 100th NHL/ Hurricanes game, scored a goal and was a season-best (+3) vs. PHI (4/20)… Earned points in a career-high four consecutive games from 4/13-4/20 (2g, 3a)… Skated a season-high 31:48 of ice time vs. NYR (4/25)… Games missed due to injury: 10 (Upper-body injury: 1/28; knee: 3/21-4/8)… Longest assist streak: 3 games (4/13-4/18: 1g, 3a)… Longest point streak: 4 games (4/13-4/20: 2g, 3a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (2/12 at NJ: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 2 (last: 4/16 at OTT: 1g, 1a).
Is in his third NHL season with the Hurricanes… Signed a three-year, entrylevel contract with the Hurricanes on April 15, 2011… Played one season at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, helping the Bulldogs capture the NCAA National Championship… His international experience began with the 2007 U-17 Five Nations Tournament in Prievidza, where he led American defensemen with three points (1g, 2a) in four games… Played in three international tournaments during the 2008-09 season, including the 2009 Vlad Dzurilla U-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia, the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Port Alberni, B.C., and the 2008 U-17 Four Nations Cup in Monthey, Switzerland… Led the U.S. with two goals and three points at the Four Nations Cup… In 2009-10, scored the gamewinning goal against Sweden in the gold medal game of the 2010 II HF World U-18 Championship in Belarus… Finished that tournament with four points (1g, 3a) and a plus-7 rating… Also participated in the 2010 U-18 Six Nations Cup in Belarus and the 2009 U-18 Four Nations Cup in Finland… Was second among American defensemen in scoring (4 points) at the 2011 II HF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, helping the U.S. capture the bronze medal… Played for the U.S. at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, leading all American defensemen in goals (4) and points (4) and ranking first on the team in plus/minus (+9) during the tournament… Led American defensemen in assists (6) and points (6) at the 2013 II HF World Championship as the U.S. captured the bronze medal.
2007- 08: Played high school hockey for South St. Paul (MN) High School, earning honorable mention all-conference honors after notching six goals and 15 assists (21 points) in 26 games as a sophomore.
2008-09: Completed his first season with the USNTDP, competing against North American Hockey League (NAHL) and international opponents.
2009-10: Completed his second season with the U.S. National Team Development Program, competing with the U-18 team in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and against Division I and Division III college opponents and international teams… Set the record for goals scored by a defenseman at USA Hockey’s NTDP (21)… Led USNTDP defensemen in power-play goals (14).
2010-11: Led Minnesota-Duluth defensemen in goals (8), assists (25) and points (33), helping the Bulldogs capture the national championship… Led all NCAA rookie defensemen in scoring, and set a school record for scoring by a UMD rookie blueliner… Ranked tied for sixth among all NCAA defensemen in scoring and eighth in points per game (0.85)… Selected to the All-WCHA Third Team and All-Rookie Team… Also chosen to the College Hockey News All-Rookie Team… Had three assists in UMD’s NCAA semifinal victory vs. Notre Dame… Skated in 13 Calder Cup Playoff games with Charlotte (AHL), earning two assists… Made his professional debut with the Checkers in Game 4 of the East Division Semifinal vs. Hershey (4/20)… Earned his first pro point with an assist in Game 5 vs. Hershey (4/22).
2011-12: Completed his first NHL season, totaling eight goals and 14 assists (22 points) in 66 games played… Also skated in 12 games on the American Hockey League (AHL) level with Charlotte, notching two goals and four assists (6 points)… Was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team… Led all Hurricanes skaters in average ice time per game (22:50)… Ranked first among NHL rookie defensemen in ice time per game (22:50) and power-play goals (5)… Was tied for first among rookie defensemen in goals (8) and second in points (22)… Played for the United States at the 2012 II HF World Championships, leading all American defensemen in goals (4) and points (4) and ranking first on the team in plus/minus (+9) during the tournament… Made his NHL and Hurricanes debut vs. TB (10/7)… Recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on Jussi Jokinen’s power-play goal vs. TOR (11/20), and was named the game’s third star… Scored his first NHL/Hurricanes goal at WPG (12/9), beating Chris Mason… Totaled a season-high eight hits vs. ANA (2/8)… Scored a power-play goal and registered his first NHL fighting major vs. WSH (2/20)… Scored the game-winning goal in overtime at WSH (3/6), his first career OT goal.