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Justin Bailey (born July 1, 1995) is an American professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bailey grew up in Williamsville, New York, a suburb of Buffalo.

Justin Bailey
Justin Bailey - Buffalo Sabres.jpg
Bailey in April 2016.
Born (1995-07-01) July 1, 1995 (age 24)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Vancouver Canucks
Buffalo Sabres
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft 52nd overall, 2013
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2015–present

Playing careerEdit

Bailey was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round (52nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Bailey signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sabres on November 2, 2014.[2] He was recalled to the Sabres from the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans on February 10, 2016 and made his NHL debut on February 11.[3] He was reassigned to Rochester on February 18,[4] only to be recalled again three days later following an injury to Ryan O'Reilly.[5] He scored his first NHL goal on January 3, 2017 against Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers.[6]

During the 2017–18 season, Bailey was suspended one game for a high hit on Reid McNeil during a game against the Syracuse Crunch in March. However, he was called up to the NHL on March 14, 2018, a day before he was set to serve his suspension.[7] He was set to serve his suspension once he is sent back to the AHL.[7] He was reassigned to the AHL on March 27, 2018, after playing in 5 games.[8]

On January 17, 2019, Bailey was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Taylor Leier.[9] Bailey was initially assigned to AHL affiliate, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, before he was later recalled and made 11 appearances with the Flyers.

On June 25, 2019, Bailey was not tendered a qualifying offer by the Flyers, releasing him as a free agent.[10] On July 4, 2019, Bailey signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks. [11]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of former Buffalo Bills linebacker Carlton Bailey[12] and was raised by his mother, Karen Buscaglia.[6][13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Indiana Ice USHL 2 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Kitchener Rangers OHL 57 17 19 36 34 10 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Kitchener Rangers OHL 54 25 18 43 20
2014–15 Kitchener Rangers OHL 35 22 19 41 32
2014–15 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 22 12 16 28 12 14 7 7 14 6
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 70 20 25 45 16
2015–16 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 52 23 13 36 35
2016–17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 32 2 2 4 4
2017–18 Rochester Americans AHL 37 10 5 15 28 3 2 0 2 0
2017–18 Buffalo Sabres NHL 12 3 1 4 2
2018–19 Rochester Americans AHL 37 9 11 20 18
2018–19 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 17 6 2 8 12
2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 11 0 1 1 2
NHL totals 63 5 4 9 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 United States IH18 7th 4 2 0 2 2
Junior totals 4 2 0 2 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 NHL Draft: Sabres Take Williamsville, NY Native Justin Bailey With Pick #52". Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Paul. The Sabres ink a local second-round pick Archived 2014-11-03 at the Wayback Machine. WGR. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  3. ^ Boron, Andy (February 10, 2016). "Sabres recall Justin Bailey from Rochester". Die By The Blade. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Kania, Melissa (February 19, 2016). "Buffalo Sabres Return Bailey, Catenacci to AHL". Sabre Noise. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
  5. ^ LaBarber, Jourdon (February 21, 2016). "O'Reilly out against Pittsburgh; Bailey recalled". Buffalo Sabres. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Harrington, Mike (January 4, 2017). "Bailey flooded by memories after scoring first NHL goal for Sabres". The Buffalo News. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Moritz, Amy (March 14, 2018). "Sabres Notebook: Bailey call-up delays AHL suspension". The Buffalo News. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Vogl, John (March 27, 2018). "Sabres send Justin Bailey back to Amerks". Buffalo News. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Flyers acquire right wing Justin Bailey from Buffalo". Philadelphia Flyers. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "Flyers announce qualifying offers to four players". Philadelphia Flyers. June 25, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "Canucks sign Justin Bailey". Vancouver Canucks. July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "2013 NHL DRAFT - Buffalo Sabres". Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  13. ^ Morreale, Mike G. (July 1, 2013). "Justin Bailey thrilled to land with hometown Sabres". NHL.com. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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