Drafted: BOS / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (135th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14: Spent most of the season in Providence/AHL with 19-19=38 totals and 27 PIM in 69 games ... Recalled on three occasions to Boston, from Jan. 4-5 (0-0=0 totals in one game); Jan. 6-11 (1-1=2 totals in two games); and Apr. 13 (0-0=0 totals in one game) ... Had points in consecutive games Jan. 7-9 (1-1=2 totals) ... Played his first NHL game on Jan. 4 vs. Winnipeg ... Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Jan. 7 at Anaheim ... Scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 9 at Los Angeles ... Recalled again on Apr. 15 for the start of the playoffs and had one goal in six Boston post-season games played ... Played his first NHL playoff game on Apr. 18 vs. Detroit and scored his first NHL playoff goal and point on Apr. 20 vs. the Red Wings ... Did not dress (coach's decision) for two games and was returned to Providence/AHL on May 8.
2012-13: Played his first full pro season with Providence where he had 11-16-27 totals and 37 PIM in 71 games.
2011-12: Signed an amateur tryout agreement with Providence/AHL on Mar. 23 at the conclusion of his college season ... Played his first professional game that evening vs. Manchester and recorded his first pro goals and points with a 2-2=4 effort in that contest ... Signed his entry level contract with Boston on Mar. 25.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons of college hockey at Northern Michigan University with 53-63=116 totals and 60 penalty minutes in 157 career college games ... Named a CCHA Second Team All-Star in 2011-12 when he led the team in goals and was second in his club's scoring race with 19-17=36 totals and finished as a finalist as the CCHA's best defensive forward ... Was named the Wildcats' most valuable player, best forward, defensive player of the year and community service award winner in both his junior and senior seasons ... Captained the squad in his senior year.
TRANSACTIONS: Boston's fifth pick, 135th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
ETC: Full name, Justin Jacob Florek ... Nickname, Flo ... Wife, Kylie; daughter Lilian ... Played two years in the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2006-7 and 2007-08 prior to entering Northern Michigan ... Twitter, @justFLOrek.
CONTRACT STATUS: Is in year one of a one-year contract with an NHL cap figure of $600,000.
Game - Jan. 4, 2014 vs. Winnipeg
Goal - Jan. 9, 2014 at Los Angeles
Assist - Jan. 7, 2014 at Anaheim