Justin Shugg (RW)
||Niagara Falls, ON
Finished the 2015-16 season ranked third on the Checkers’ all-time list with 150 points … 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 … Tied for fifth in goals (13), assists (22) and points (35) … Ranked fifth in power-play goals (5) and fourth in shots on goal (128) … 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 … Missed seven games due to injury from 10/17-10/31 … Had two assists, including the primary helper on Jake Chelios’ winner with 25 seconds remaining in regulation, and six shots on goal in the Checkers’ first home win of the season at Bojangles’ Coliseum vs. MB (11/8) … Scored a power-play goal during the Checkers’ 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 … Scored on his first shootout attempt of the season, the eventual winner, vs. IA (11/29) … Had the primary helper on Derek Ryan’s winner with eight seconds remaining in regulation at SA (12/9) … Picked up an assist vs. IA (12/15), giving him his second three-game point streak of the season (0g, 4a) … 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) … Missed seven games due to injury from 1/27-2/10, during which time the Checkers went 0-6-1 … 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) … Had a goal and an assist vs. TEX (4/1) to extend his point streak to three games (1g, 3a) … Has the primary assist on Anthony Camara’s overtime goal vs. RFD (4/5) … Scored a goal and fought for the second time this season vs. MIL (4/9) … Found the back of the net for the second straight game and fired a season-high eight shots on goal vs. MIL (4/10) … Extended his goal streak to a season-best three games at LE (4/14).