Justin Shugg (RW)
||Niagara Falls, ON
Finished the 2015-16 season ranked third on the Checkersâ€™ all-time list with 150 points â€¦ Also ranked tied for third in goals (62), power-play goals (19) and game-winning goals (11), second in shootout goals (10), third in assists (88), fourth in power-play points (47) and fifth in games played (271).
2015-16: Completed his fifth professional season and fifth with the Checkers â€¦ Tied for fifth in goals (13), assists (22) and points (35) â€¦ Ranked fifth in power-play goals (5) and fourth in shots on goal (128) â€¦ Opened the scoring with his first goal of the season an added an assist at IA (10/11) to give him three points in the first two games of the season â€¦ Missed seven games due to injury from 10/17-10/31 â€¦ Had two assists, including the primary helper on Jake Cheliosâ€™ winner with 25 seconds remaining in regulation, and six shots on goal in the Checkersâ€™ first home win of the season at Bojanglesâ€™ Coliseum vs. MB (11/8) â€¦ Scored a power-play goal during the Checkersâ€™ six-goal third period that erased a 4-1 deficit vs. IA (11/28), giving him 10 points (4g, 6a) in his first 12 games this season â€¦ Scored on his first shootout attempt of the season, the eventual winner, vs. IA (11/29) â€¦ Had the primary helper on Derek Ryanâ€™s winner with eight seconds remaining in regulation at SA (12/9) â€¦ Picked up an assist vs. IA (12/15), giving him his second three-game point streak of the season (0g, 4a) â€¦ Had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick (one goal, the eventual game winner, one assist and his first career fighting major) in a 4-2 win at ONT (1/2) â€¦ Missed seven games due to injury from 1/27-2/10, during which time the Checkers went 0-6-1 â€¦ Two days after sitting as a healthy extra for the first time this season, tied his career high with three points (1g, 2a) in a 6-3 win vs. RFD (3/12) ... Scored the only goal in four rounds of a shootout to win the game at MIL (3/18) â€¦ Had a goal and an assist vs. TEX (4/1) to extend his point streak to three games (1g, 3a) â€¦ Has the primary assist on Anthony Camaraâ€™s overtime goal vs. RFD (4/5) â€¦ Scored a goal and fought for the second time this season vs. MIL (4/9) â€¦ Found the back of the net for the second straight game and fired a season-high eight shots on goal vs. MIL (4/10) â€¦ Extended his goal streak to a season-best three games at LE (4/14).