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Florek Floors It

2010 draft pick Justin Florek happy to have Dev Camp No. 3 under his belt

Tuesday, 07.03.2012 / 10:39 AM / Features
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Florek Floors It
Every prospect at the Bruins Development Camp dreams of dropping their day jobs and picking up a stick full time. For 21-year old Justin Florek, that dream is becoming a reality.
WILMINGTON, MA - Every prospect at the Bruins Development Camp dreams of dropping their day jobs and picking up a stick full time.

Justin Florek
Florek
For 21-year old Justin Florek, that dream is becoming a reality.

“For once in my life I don’t have a job in the summer,” said Florek, who used to work at the YMCA in Marquette, Michigan. “My job is hockey now, so [I’m] just really focusing on that, spending a lot of time at the rink and in the weight room.

"It’s kind of a dream come true for me.”

It’s Florek’s third summer at Development Camp, and he’s happy to have the experience under his belt.

“My first year here we did The Program [with former Navy Seal Coleman Ruiz],” said Florek of their unorthodox off-ice workout. “This year we started off the week with the program [again].

"I knew what to expect, but it was fun to watch a lot of the guys that didn’t know…be a little shocked at first and then just battle through it.

Even though there weren’t many surprises for the 6-foot-4, 194-point forward, he still knows that he can make improvements to his game.

“I’m really working on my leg strength and core strength,” said Florek. “It blows my explosive speed and quickness off the wall…[working on] a lot of the little things, getting the fundamentals down and really transitioning and working on quickness.”

After being signed by Boston in the fifth round (135th overall), Florek added eight games with Providence last season, tallying two goals and 2 assists.

“You can’t stop right [after being drafted],” Florek said. “You just have to keep working and as I’ve come to this camp I’ve realized it doesn’t get any easier. It gets harder and harder from here. [I] just have to keep working and just give it my best. That’s all I can do right now.”

And as Development Camp came to a close, Florek looked to step up his game and make an impression.

“I’m looking to come in here at training camp… and hopefully make a statement for myself,” he said. “Whether I end up in Boston or Providence, I’m gonna give it my best.

“I’m just a team player and everything so I’m gonna give whatever I have to that team I’m on and just try to win games for them.”

---Gabrielle Lucivero

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