Justin Azevedo (C)
||West Lorne, ON
2010-11 SEASON:M Ranked second on the Monarchs with 53 points (18-35=53) in 79 games…Recorded career-highs in goals (18), assists (35), points (53), games-played (79), plus/minus rating (plus-6), penalty minutes (71), game-winning goals (eight) and shots on goal (196)…Skated in 79-of-80 games, the most on the team…His 10 power play goals tied for second on the team…Registered a team-high 20 power play assists…Tied for the league-lead with eight game-winning goals…Tallied a team-high three shootout goals going 3-for-6 on the season…Tallied 26 seconds into the second period of the game against the Springfield Falcons to tie the fastest goal from the start of a period on October 23, 2010...Ranked second on the Monarchs during the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs with 10 points (3-7=10) in seven games…One of only four players in franchise history to score a shorthanded goal in the playoffs against the Binghamton Senators on April 19, 2011.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked eighth on the Monarchs with 27 points (14-13=27) in 46 games during the 2009-10 season…His 14 goals ranked third on the squad…Finished the 2010 post-season tied for third place on the team with nine points (3-6=9) in 16 games…Made his professional debut with the Monarchs against the Hamilton Bulldogs on November 19, 2008 after recovering from an off-season wrist injury…Recorded three assists in his debut, his first professional points…Tallied his first professional goal against the Rochester Americans on November 21, 2008…Scored eight points (4-4=8) in his first eight games…Carried the longest assist streak on the team during the season with six assists in five games from January 21-31, 2009…Became the 24th player in Monarchs history to record four points in one game with a goal and three assists against the Lowell Devils on February 21, 2009…Led Manchester’s rookies and finished seventh overall with 36 points (12-24=36) and 31 penalty minutes in 49 games during the 2008-09 season….Member of the Ontario Hockey League’s 2007-08 Champion Kitchener Rangers squad…Registered career-highs with 43 goals, 81 assists and 124 points in 67 games with the Rangers during their championship season…Honored with the Red Tilson Trophy as the most outstanding player in the OHL…Earned the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy for being the top scorer in the OHL…Set an individual high in goals (10), assists (26), points (36) and penalty minutes (33) in 20 playoff games with the Rangers in 2008…Earned the Ed Chynoweth Trophy as the top scorer of the Memorial Cup…Named Central Hockey League’s Player of the Year…Earned the CHL Top Scorer Award…Honored with the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award for the most outstanding player in the OHL playoffs…Collected 107 goals, 181 assists, 298 points, a plus/minus rating of plus-49 and 230 penalty minutes in 235 career games with the Rangers (2004-08)…Recorded 58 points (17-41=58) and 81 penalty minutes in 49 playoff games with the Rangers from 2004-08.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth-round (153rd overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft…Signed a one-year contract with the Machester Monarchs on October 8, 2008…Inked a multi-year entry-level contract with the Kings on July 20, 2009.