|Born||May 14, 1994,|
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
|6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
229 lb (104 kg; 16 st 5 lb)
Los Angeles Kings
|NHL Draft||103rd, overall, 2013|
Los Angeles Kings
Justin Auger (born May 14, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently under contract with the Florida Everblades in the ECHL. He has formerly played with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Auger first played junior hockey with the Waterloo Siskins in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. He was selected in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft, 112th overall by the Guelph Storm. He later made his debut in the Ontario Hockey League with the Storm in the 2011–12 season before he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round, 103rd overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
On October 6, 2014, Auger turned pro for the 2014–15 season, after he was signed by the Kings to a three-year, entry-level contract. He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, and with using his size to his advantage he quickly adapted to become entrenched in a checking-line role. Adding 29 points 70 games, Auger appeared in 19 post-season games, as the Monarchs claimed the Calder Cup in their last season in the AHL.
Auger played two further seasons as a regular in the AHL with new affiliate the Ontario Reign, before he was re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract extension on July 14, 2017. In the 2017–18 season, after three games with the Reign, Auger received his first recall to the Los Angeles Kings on October 17, 2017. He made his NHL debut with the Kings the following day, in a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. After two scoreless games with the Kings, Auger was returned for the remainder of the season to the Ontario Reign, posting 25 points in 65 games.
As an impending restricted free agent, Auger was surprisingly not tendered a qualifying offer by the Kings and was released to free agency. Unable to attract a contract offer, Auger accepted an invite to the Calgary Flames 2018 training camp on a professional try-out basis. On September 22, 2018, Auger was released from his try-out with the Flames, and invited to AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat, training camp.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2017–18||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
|Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs)||2015|||
References[edit | edit source]
- Auger, Leslie ink three-year, entry-level contracts. Los Angeles Kings (2014-10-06). Retrieved on 2014-10-06.
- Kings sign four restricted free agents to one-year agreements. Los Angeles Kings (2017-07-14). Retrieved on 2017-07-14.
- LA Kings recall Justin Auger from Ontario. Los Angeles Kings (2017-10-17). Retrieved on 2017-10-17.
- Kempe gets hat-trick, Kings defeat Canadiens. National Hockey League (2017-10-18). Retrieved on 2017-10-18.
- Flames reduce training camp roster by 10. Calgary Flames (2018-09-22). Retrieved on 2018-09-22.
- Everblades add pair of forward to roster. Florida Everblades (2018-10-18). Retrieved on 2018-10-18.
- Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup. National Hockey League (2015-06-19). Retrieved on 2015-06-19.
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