Justin Kea (C)
Buffalo Sabresâ€™ third-round selection (73rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
2014-15: Scored two goals and racked up 56 PIM in 26 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL)â€¦ Appeared in 35 games with the Elmira Jackals (ECHL), adding 12 points on five goals and seven assistsâ€¦ Netted the lone goal in a 5-1 loss at Toronto on 4/11â€¦ Scored his first goal as an Amerk at Utica on 3/20â€¦ Racked up a team-high 20 PIM, including two fighting majors, at Lake Erie on 2/24â€¦ Assigned to Rochester on 2/16â€¦ Reassigned to Elmira on 1/22â€¦ Assigned to Rochester on 12/27â€¦ Reassigned to Elmira on 11/28â€¦ Made his Amerks season debut against Utica on 11/21â€¦ Notched 12 points (5+7) in 35 games for Elmira in between AHL call-upsâ€¦ Assigned to Rochester on 11/20â€¦ Collected five points (2+3) over a four-game point streak from 11/08 to 11/19 prior to his recallâ€¦ Picked up a goal and added an assist for his first career multi-point game in a 4-1 win over Evansville on 11/15â€¦ Recorded an assist in a 3-2 win over Brampton on 10/31â€¦ Scored his first pro goal in a 6-5 loss to Reading on 10/24â€¦ Registered his first professional point with an assist in his ECHL debut against Kalamazoo on 10/17â€¦ Reassigned to Elmira on 10/15â€¦ Assigned to Rochester on 10/12â€¦ Reassigned to Elmira Jackals by the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) on 10/10
2013-14: Appeared in one regular season game with the Amerksâ€¦ Completed his junior career by capturing career-highs in all offensive categories, including goals (22), assists (27) and points (49) in 58 games with the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey Leagueâ€¦ Posted a team-best +14 on-ice rating and ranked fifth in the OHL with four shorthanded goals while serving as an alternate captain for the Spiritâ€¦ Recorded his second straight 22-goal season and finished fourth on the team in pointsâ€¦ Finished tied for third in playoff scoring with four points (1+3) in five postseason games for Saginawâ€¦ Compiled 13 multi-point outings on the season, including seven straight between 10/26 and 11/23â€¦ Made his professional/AHL debut at Toronto on 4/05â€¦ Closed out the regular season on a three-game point streak (3+1), including a pair of goals at Sault Ste. Marie on 3/14â€¦ His second tally of the game marked the 50th of his junior careerâ€¦ Registered three assists in an 8-3 win at Windsor on 3/06â€¦ Tallied a pair of goals and added an assist in a 5-2 win over Kitchener on 2/28â€¦ Notched three points (2+1) at Kingston on 11/10â€¦ Scored twice in a 4-3 loss to Sault Ste. Marie on 11/02â€¦ Netted goals in back-to-back games vs. Barrie on 10/26 and vs. Plymouth on 10/30â€¦ Had a season-long five-game point streak (2+5) from 10/04 to 10/14â€¦ Appeared in his 200th game for Saginaw against North Bay on 9/28â€¦ Opened the campaign on a three-game assist streak (0+3) from 9/20 to 9/27
2012-13: Completed his third season with the Saginaw Spirit (OHL), capturing career-highs in all offensive categories in goals (22), assists (26), points (48), penalty minutes (102), games played (68) and plus/minus (+12)â€¦ Added one goal in four playoff contestsâ€¦ Finished fifth on the team in goals, assists and pointsâ€¦ Ranked seventh in the OHL with three short-handed goalsâ€¦ One of just four Spirit players to appear in all 68 regular-season gamesâ€¦ Notched 12 multi-point gamesâ€¦ Posted three consecutive multi-point outings between 1/05 and 1/12, including back-to-back three-point games (2+1) against Owen Sound on 1/05 and Plymouth on 1/09â€¦ Had a three-game point streak (1+3) from 12/15 to 12/29â€¦ Had a season-long five-game point streak (2+5) 10/20 to 11/03
2011-12: Tallied 14 points (3+11) and racked up 76 PIM in 65 games for Saginawâ€¦ Posted a three-game assist streak (0+5) from 3/10 to 3/16 to close out the regular seasonâ€¦ Collected five points (1+4) in 12 postseason appearances
2010-11: Appeared in 62 games in his rookie season with the Spiritâ€¦ Registered six points on four goals and two assists while piling up 49 PIM, helping Saginaw to a first-place finish in the West Divisionâ€¦ Made his OHL playoff debut in Game 1 at Guelph on 3/25â€¦ Scored his first-career goal at Owen Sound on 10/29â€¦ Recorded his first point with an assist vs. Sudbury on 9/30â€¦ Made his OHL debut at Kitchener on 9/24â€¦ Notched one assist in 10 playoff games for Saginaw...
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Represented Ontario at the 2011 U-17 World Hockey Challengeâ€¦ In five games at the WHC, had one assist with eight PIM for the gold medal-winning Ontario squad.