|Born||July 6, 1990 |
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)|
|NHL Draft||43rd overall, 2008|
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Justin played collegiate hockey for the University of Wisconsin Badgers which competes in the WCHA. He was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Drafted by the Anaheim Ducks, Justin was unable to come to terms on a contract with the team. During the last week of May of 2012, he officially "de-registered" from the University of Wisconsin triggering a process that made him an unrestricted free agent (UFA).
According to league rules, from the time Anaheim was given notice of the de-registration from school, they had a 30-day exclusive window to try to sign Justin or trade him. Anaheim was ultimately unable to sign him.
On June 30, 2012, he agreed to a two year entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers where he played the first 34 games of his professional career in the AHL while recording 48 points in 34 games, leading all defencemen in scoring.
Justin later played his first NHL game in the first Oilers game following the 2012–13 NHL lock-out against the Vancouver Canucks.
On January 22, 2013, he scored his first goal during the next game, the Oilers' home opener, against Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks.
On August 28, 2014, Justin signed a new one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers valued at $3.675 million.
In the 2015–16 season (with the Oilers out of playoff contention and suffering the worst season of his professional career with 10 points in 45 games), Justin was traded from the Oilers to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a third round pick in 2016 on February 27, 2016.
On June 12, 2016, he won his first Stanley Cup when the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks in the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2009–10||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||43||6||16||22||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||41||18||29||47||28||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||University of Wisconsin||WCHA||37||16||28||44||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||34||18||30||48||6||—||—||—||—||—|
International[edit | edit source]
Accolades[edit | edit source]
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||2009–10|
|All-WCHA First Team||2010–11|
|WCHA Defensive Player of the Year||2010–11|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2010–11|
|All-WCHA First Team||2011–12|
|WCHA Defensive Player of the Year||2011–12|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2011–12|
|CCM/AHL Player of the Week (Ending Oct 21)||2012–13|
|CCM/AHL Player of the Month (Oct 2012)||2012–13|
|CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month (Nov 2012)||2012–13|
|AHL Defenseman of the Year||2012–13|
|NHL All-Rookie Team||2012–13|
|Stanley Cup (Pittsburgh Penguins)||2015–16|
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Justin was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, but he grew up in Westbank, British Columbia.