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).
Czuczman with the Penguins in 2017
January 9, 1991|
London, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
WBS Penguins (AHL)
New York Islanders
On March 11, 2014, the New York Islanders signed Czuczman as a free agent to a two-year, entry-level deal, 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.
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. 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.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||74||4||11||15||95||3||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Islanders sign Lake Superior State defenseman Kevin Czuczman [Update]". Lighthouse Hockey. March 11, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
- "New York Islanders vs. Minnesota Wild: Kevin Czuczman gets NHL debut". Lighthouse Hockey. March 19, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
- "Minnesota Wild at New York Islanders – 03/18/2014". National Hockey League. March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
- "Moose sign Cormier, Czuczman". Manitoba Moose. August 30, 2016. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Pittsburgh Penguins signed Kevin Czuczman". capfriendly.com. July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
- "All-WCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved April 13, 2014.