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Kevin Czuczman (Pron. "Churchman") (born January 9, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently under contract to the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Kevin Czuczman
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Czuczman with the Penguins in 2017
Born (1991-01-09) January 9, 1991 (age 28)
London, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
WBS Penguins (AHL)
New York Islanders
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

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Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Czuczman attended Lake Superior State University where he played three seasons with the Lake Superior State Lakers men's ice hockey team.

On March 11, 2014, the New York Islanders signed Czuczman as a free agent to a two-year, entry-level deal,[1] and he made his NHL debut one week later, on March 18, 2014, playing just over 20 minutes in a 6–0 loss to the visiting Minnesota Wild.[2][3]

At the conclusion of his entry-level contract with the Islanders following the 2015–16 season, Czuczman's rights were not retained by the Islanders, releasing him to free agency. He agreed to a one-year deal to continue in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose, an affiliate to the Winnipeg Jets during the free agency season.[4] With the Moose, Czuczman established himself early to maintain a regular top four role on the blueline for the 2016–17 season. Improving his offensive output and becoming an alternate captain, Czuczman responded with his best professional season in compiling 9 goals and 32 points in 76 games.

On July 3, 2017, Czuczman back in the interest of NHL clubs, agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Listowel Cyclones GOJHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Waterloo Siskins GOJHL 51 2 23 25 84 10 1 1 2 15
2010–11 Newmarket Hurricanes OJHL 47 4 19 23 40 10 1 3 4 13
2011–12 Lake Superior State U. CCHA 40 2 11 13 26
2012–13 Lake Superior State U. CCHA 38 2 9 11 42
2013–14 Lake Superior State U. WCHA 36 10 11 21 73
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 13 0 2 2 14
2014–15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 50 1 6 7 56
2014–15 Florida Everblades ECHL 9 1 0 1 4 12 0 0 0 6
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 74 4 11 15 95 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Manitoba Moose AHL 76 9 23 32 48
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 71 4 31 35 48 2 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 65 4 17 21 60
NHL totals 13 0 2 2 14

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Islanders sign Lake Superior State defenseman Kevin Czuczman [Update]". Lighthouse Hockey. March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "New York Islanders vs. Minnesota Wild: Kevin Czuczman gets NHL debut". Lighthouse Hockey. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Minnesota Wild at New York Islanders – 03/18/2014". National Hockey League. March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Moose sign Cormier, Czuczman". Manitoba Moose. August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh Penguins signed Kevin Czuczman". capfriendly.com. July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "All-WCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved April 13, 2014.

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