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Sunday, 05 January 2014 21:12

Short Stay: Forward Justin Florek Assigned to Providence

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Photo courtesy of NESN.com

BOSTON , MA—Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced today January 5 that the team has assigned forward Justin Florek to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League. Florek made his debut against the Winnipeg Jets Saturday after being recalled to the parent club earlier that day.

He recorded a shot in 14 total shifts which amounted to 10:14 total ice time as the Bruins beat the Jets by a 4-1 score.

He boasts plenty of experience in the AHL playing 113 games over a two-year span (2012-14) with the farm club. The Marquette, Mich. native has accumulated 22 goals and 29 assists in that timeframe. In the 2013 AHL postseason, he tailed a goal and two assists for three points in 12 contests.

Florek had a successful collegiate career playing four seasons (2008-12) for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats recording 54 goals and 63 assists in 157 contests. He was named captain his senior season.

Standing tall at 6’4”, and weighing 199 lbs., he was drafted by the Bruins in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2010 NHLL Entry Draft