Justin Falk (D)
Career Notes: Enters his seventh pro season in 2014-15...Signed by Minnesota on 8/1/14...Second stint with the organization, after originally being drafted by the Wild in 2007...Traded by the Wild to the New York Rangers on 6/30/13 for Benn Ferriero and a sixth round draft pick...Made his NHL debut with the Minnesota Wild on 3/19/10 at the Columbus Blue Jackets. 2013-14: Played in 21 games with the Rangers, picking up two assists. 2011-12: Skated in 47 games with Minnesota, a career-high for NHL games played in a single season...Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut for the Wild on 5/3/13 at the Chicago Blackhawks. 2010-11: Appeared in 55 regular season games with the Houston Aeros, and another 24 in the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, helping the Aeros reach the Calder Cup Finals, where they were ousted by Kurt Kleinendorst’s Binghamton Senators. 2008-09: Made his professional debut with the Aeros on 10/11/08 at home against the Chicago Wolves...Earned his first pro point (1 a) in Hamilton on 11/7/08...Helped the Aeros reach the Western Conference Finals, where they fell in six games to the Manitoba Moose. 2007-08: Captured the Memorial Cup as a member of the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs, playing in 72 regular season games and 21 postseason contests...Current Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon was a teammate of Falk’s on that championship team.