Justin Michael Faulk (born March 20, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently an alternate captain for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Faulk with the Hurricanes in 2013
March 20, 1992|
South St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)|
|NHL team||Carolina Hurricanes|
|National team||United States|
37th overall, 2010|
Before turning professional, Faulk played for the University of Minnesota Duluth where he set a new school record for most goals by a rookie defenceman and helped them capture the national championship.
Faulk spent the 2010–11 season playing for the University of Minnesota Duluth, helping them capture the national championship. During this season, Faulk set a new school record for most points in a single season by a freshman defenseman. His record was later beaten by Scott Perunovich in 2018. Faulk was then named to the All-WCHA Third Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team.
On April 15, 2011, Faulk was signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year entry-level contract. Faulk scored his first NHL goal on December 9, 2011 against Chris Mason of the Winnipeg Jets. In 2012 Faulk was selected as the lone Carolina Hurricanes representative to the NHL All-Star Game's YoungStar showcase, where he participated in the Hardest Shot competition. In the 2014–15 season, Faulk was recognized with his first selection as an All-Star, playing for "Team Toews" at the 2015 NHL All-Star Game held in Columbus, Ohio, on January 25, 2015.
On October 5, 2017, Faulk and Jordan Staal were named co-captains of the Hurricanes. On February 13, 2018, Faulk recorded his first NHL natural hat trick becoming only the 10th defenceman in NHL history to score one. On April 23, 2018, Faulk was nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as a player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and gives back to his community. Prior to the 2018–19 season, Faulk was named an alternative captain alongside Jordan Staal.
|Representing United States|
|2015 Czech Republic|
|World Junior Hockey Championships|
|2011 United States|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
Internationally, Faulk has represented the United States at four different events. He helped the Americans win gold at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships and bronze during the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He also played at the Senior level at the 2012, 2013 and the 2014 World Championships, and made his Olympic Debut at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Faulk was the youngest player on Team USA's roster for the 2014 Olympics, at the age of 21.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2008–09||U.S. National Under-18 Team||NAHL||38||3||9||12||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||U.S. National Under-18 Team||USHL||21||9||3||12||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Minnesota Duluth||WCHA||39||8||25||33||47||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2010–11|||
|All-WCHA Third Team||2010–11|
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2011|||
|All-Star Game||2015, 2016, 2017|
- Williams, Terrell (September 13, 2018). "Canes Name Justin Williams as Team Captain". NHL.com. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
- "South St. Paul's Justin Faulk commits to UMD hockey in 2010-11". Twin Cities Pioneer Press. July 22, 2008. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- "PERUNOVICH SELECTED CHN'S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR". umdbulldogs.com. March 22, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- "WCHA" (PDF). goseawolves.com. September 28, 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
- "Hurricanes Agree to Terms with Justin Faulk". Carolina Hurricanes. 2011-04-15. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
- "Jets ground 'Canes 4–2". National Hockey League. 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2013-10-02.
- Smith, Michael (January 26, 2012). "2012 All-Star Weekend: Faulk Represents Hurricanes". NHL.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- Hamilton, Colleen (January 23, 2015). "2015 All-Star Weekend: Faulk Represents Canes". NHL.com. Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- Smith, Michael (October 5, 2017). "Staal, Faulk Introduced as Co-Captains". NHL.com. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- Dusterberg, Kurt (February 14, 2018). "Faulk gets first NHL hat trick in Hurricanes win against Kings". NHL.com. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
- "NHL announces 31 team nominees for King Clancy Trophy". NHL.com. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
- "Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick, Cam Fowler named to U.S. Olympic team". Los Angeles Times. January 1, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
Faulk is the team's youngest player, at 21
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.