Justin Shugg (RW)
||Niagara Falls, ON
Finished the 2012-13 season with a cumulative plus-10 rating over his first two AHL seasons, ranking fifth on the franchise’s all-time list ... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Carolina on 6/16/11.
2012-13: Completed his second professional season and second with the Checkers, beginning the season with ECHL Florida ... Set new AHL career highs in games played (39), goals (7), assists (14), and points (21) ... Tied for third on the team with three game-winning goals ... Scored his first professional hat-trick at WHL (12/8), giving him five goals in his last two games ... Made his AHL debut vs. MIL (12/11) ... Scored his first AHL goal of the season in 3-0 win vs. HOU (12/15) ... Collected five points (1g, 4a) during season-long, five game point streak from 1/12-1/20 ... Scored a power-play goal in his AHL playoff debut in Game 1 vs. OKC (5/1).
2011-12: Completed his first professional season and first with the Checkers ... Tied foir the Checkers’ rookie scoring lead with 13 points (5g, 8a) in 33 games ... Tied for third on the team with three shootout goals in just five attempts ... Started the season and played a total of 11 games with the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, scoring 12 points (4g, 8a) ... Won the ECHL’s Player of the Week aware after posting six points (3g, 3a) in three games from 10/17-10/23 ... Made AHL debut at OKC (10/28) with Charlotte ... Recorded first AHL point with assist vs. MIL (11/26) and scored first AHL goal vs. MIL the next day ... Scored first two professional playoff goals in Game 3 vs. KAL (5/5) for Everblades ... Opened the scoring in Florida’s Game 5, Kelly Cup-winning victory vs. LV (5/23), giving him nine points (5g, 4a) in a six-game point streak.