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Justin Krueger (D)

Charlotte Checkers

Name: Justin Krueger
Number: 3
Position: D
Shoots: R
Height: 6-3
Weight: 215
Birthdate: 1986-10-06
Birth place: Dusseldorf, Germany

Biography

2011-12: Completed his second professional season and first in North America with the Checkers ... Tied for first among Checkers rookies with 13 points (2g, 11a) in 58 games ... Qualified as a rookie under AHL rules despite being the third-oldest player on the team and playing professional hockey in Switzerland the previous season ... Led all Checkers players with a plus-16 rating that was 11 points higher than any teammate ... Scored two shootout goals in three attempts to tie for third among AHL defensemen in shootout conversion percentage (.667) ... Recorded his first AHL point, the primary assist on Zach Boychuk's goal, in his AHL debut at NOR (10/7) ... Took a season-high four shots on goal vs. OKC (11/11) ... Assisted on Zac Dalpe's goal 4:23 into the first period vs. TEX (11/30) ... Recorded a plus-1 rating for five consecutive games from 11/26-12/4 ... Scored on the first shootout attempt of his AHL career vs. OKC (12/18) ... Improved to 2-0 in career AHL shootout attempts at RFD (12/30) ... Scored his first AHL goal and had a season-high six penalty minutes at ABB (1/20) ... Recorded a plus-10 rating across seven games from 1/11-1/24, including four games in which he was plus-2 ... Assisted on Zac Dalpe's overtime winner at MIL (2/10) ... Returned from a 13-game absence (upper body), picked up an assist and was plus-2 in the 5-3 win at GR (3/30) ... Scored his second goal of the season at PEO (4/13), giving him points in back-to-back games (1g, 1a) for the only time during the season ... Games missed due to injury: 13 (upper body: 2/19-3/25) ... Sat out five games as a healthy scratch (10/21, 10/23, 10/29, 11/4, 11/13) ... Longest point streak: 2 games (4/10-4/13: 1g, 1a).

2010-11: Completed his first professional season, skating in all 50 regular-season games for SC Bern of the Swiss National League... Earned 11 points (1g, 10a) and a (+5) rating, helping Bern to a 35-12-3 regular-season record and a third-place finish... Earned two assists in the team's 11-game playoff run, which ended with a Game 7 loss in the semifinals against Kloten.

COLLEGE: Completed his collegiate career at Cornell of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) with seven goals and 25 assists (32 points) and 103 penalty minutes in 135 games... Named to the ECAC's All-Academic team after his sophomore season at Cornell in 2007-08... Was named the ECAC's top defensive defenseman after leading Cornell to the ECAC championship in his senior season in 2009-10.

JUNIOR: Spent one season with Penticton of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), leading the Vees to an Interior Championship in 2005-06.

INTERNATIONAL: Grew up in Switzerland playing for the German national team programs... Won a gold medal with Germany at the Under-18 Division I World Championship in 2004... Served as team captain in leading Germany to the gold medal at the Division I World Championship in 2005... Made his debut with the German men's team at the 2010 IIHF World Championship... Played in all nine games and earned one assist as host Germany advanced to the medal round before finishing fourth... Again represented Germany at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia, skating in all seven games for Germany... Played in his third consecutive World Championship for Germany in 2012, scoring his first international goal against Norway.

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Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PIM SOG SOA SOGW SO
2012-13 Regular Season Charlotte Checkers 69 1 14 15 -2 52 31 1 6 1 0.167
2011-12 Regular Season Charlotte Checkers 58 2 11 13 16 49 36 2 3 0 0.667
Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PIM SOG SOA SOGW SO
2013 Calder Cup Playoffs Charlotte Checkers 5 0 2 2 -3 3 0 0 0 0 0.000