Justin Shugg

#14 Justin Shugg

Position Left Wing
Height 5'11"
Weight 185
Shoots Right
Born Dec. 24, 1991
Birthplace Niagara Falls, Ontario
Drafted CAR 2010 (4th, 105th)

Career Statistics

        Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League    GP G A PTS PIM   GP G A PTS PIM
2007-08 Oshawa OHL   38 4 10 14 10   - - - - -
  Windsor OHL   23 0 3 3 2   3 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Windsor OHL   68 17 16 33 48   20 5 4 9 16
2009-10 Windsor OHL   67 39 40 79 43   18 5 10 15 10
2010-11 Mississauga OHL   66 41 46 87 43   20 10 9 19 14
2011-12 Florida ECHL   11 4 8 12 8   11 7 5 12 8
  Charlotte AHL   33 5 8 13 12   - - - - -
2012-13 Florida ECHL   19 11 11 22 20   - - - - -
  Charlotte AHL   39 7 14 21 10   4 2 0 2 0
2013-14 Charlotte AHL   75 16 22 38 26   - - - - -
2014-15 Charlotte AHL   65 21 22 43 28   - - - - -
  Carolina NHL   3 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
2015-16 Charlotte AHL   59 13 22 35 36   - - - - -
AHL TOTALS   271 62 88 150 112   4 2 0 2 0
NHL TOTALS   3 0 0 0 2   - - - - -
PRO TOTALS   304 77 107 184 142   4 2 0 2 0


Justin Shugg
Finished the 2015-16 season ranked third on the Checkers’ all-time list with 150 points … Also ranked tied for third in goals (62), power-play goals (19) and game-winning goals (11), second in shootout goals (10), third in assists (88), fourth in power-play points (47) and fifth in games played (271) … Signed a one-year, two-way contract with Carolina on 7/12/15.


Favorite player growing up was Joe Sakic and favorite team was his hometown Niagara Falls Thunder, a junior team that has since relocated ... Favorite current team outside of hockey is the Detroit Tigers … Over the summer, Shugg visited Washington, D.C., and went on fishing and golfing trips … He is involved with the Help a Child Smile organization ... Has a hidden talent for squash… He claims to be a “miniature Chef Pasquale” and says his favorite food is rabbit… Shugg's favorites include the movie Anchorman, the TV shows Suits and Game of Thrones and country singer Luke Bryan ... Also enjoys alternative rock.


Completed his fifth professional season and fifth with the Checkers … Tied for fifth in goals (13), assists (22) and points (35) … Ranked fifth in power-play goals (5) and fourth in shots on goal (128) … Opened the scoring with his first goal of the season an added an assist at IA (10/11) to give him three points in the first two games of the season … Missed seven games due to injury from 10/17-10/31 … Had two assists, including the primary helper on Jake Chelios’ winner with 25 seconds remaining in regulation, and six shots on goal in the Checkers’ first home win of the season at Bojangles’ Coliseum vs. MB (11/8) … Scored a power-play goal during the Checkers’ six-goal third period that erased a 4-1 deficit vs. IA (11/28), giving him 10 points (4g, 6a) in his first 12 games this season … Scored on his first shootout attempt of the season, the eventual winner, vs. IA (11/29) … Had the primary helper on Derek Ryan’s winner with eight seconds remaining in regulation at SA (12/9) … Picked up an assist vs. IA (12/15), giving him his second three-game point streak of the season (0g, 4a) … Had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick (one goal, the eventual game winner, one assist and his first career fighting major) in a 4-2 win at ONT (1/2) … Missed seven games due to injury from 1/27-2/10, during which time the Checkers went 0-6-1 … Two days after sitting as a healthy extra for the first time this season, tied his career high with three points (1g, 2a) in a 6-3 win vs. RFD (3/12) ... Scored the only goal in four rounds of a shootout to win the game at MIL (3/18) … Had a goal and an assist vs. TEX (4/1) to extend his point streak to three games (1g, 3a) … Has the primary assist on Anthony Camara’s overtime goal vs. RFD (4/5) … Scored a goal and fought for the second time this season vs. MIL (4/9) … Found the back of the net for the second straight game and fired a season-high eight shots on goal vs. MIL (4/10) … Extended his goal streak to a season-best three games at LE (4/14).


Completed his fourth professional season and fourth with the Checkers while also appearing at the NHL level for the first time … Set new career highs with 22 goals and 43 points, both of which led the team … Tied his career high and ranked second on the team with 22 assists … His 28 penalty minutes and 171 shots on goal were also career highs … Led the Checkers in power-play points (15), tied for first in power-play goals (seven) and ranked second in power-play assists (eight) … Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals … Tied for the team lead with two shootout goals (five attempts), both of which were game-winners … Scored in the Checkers’ first game of the season at MIL (10/10) … Missed eight games with an upper-body injury suffered in his third game of the season at CHI (10/12) … Scored a power-play goal in his first game back from injury at SA (11/14) … Scored for the second time in as many days at SA (11/15) … Extended his goal streak to three games with a power-play tally vs. NOR (11/18) … Posted his first multi-point game of the season (1g, 1a), extending his goal streak to a career-best four games (4g, 1a), at OKC (11/21) … Assisted on A.J. Jenks’ goal to tie the game in the third period and scored the only goal of the shootout to help the Checkers earn consecutive wins for the first time this season vs. MIL (11/30) … Opened the scoring just 25 seconds into the game vs. NOR (12/2) … Scored in the game’s first minute (59 seconds) for the second time in his last three outings vs. IA (12/8) … Earned his first-ever NHL recall to Carolina on 12/15 and made his NHL debut at MTL the following night … Returned to Charlotte on 12/20 after recording two penalty minutes in his first three NHL games with Carolina … Notched a career-high three points (1g, 2a), including a goal that opened the scoring for the second time in as many days and extended his goal streak to three games (3g, 2a), vs. TEX (1/4). Also posted a season-best, plus-3 rating in the game … Began the season with 12 goals in his first 23 games … Assisted on Chad LaRose’s eventual game winner in the final moments of the second period and scored an insurance goal in the third vs. TOR (1/16) … Had two assists and five shots on goal in the 3-2 win vs. OKC (1/23) … Extended his assist streak to a season-long three games (0g, 3a) with the helper on Zach Boychuk’s power-play goal at TOR (2/25) … Ended a season-long, 15-game goal drought and tied his career high with three points (2g, 1a), including the overtime winner, and had six shots on goal at HAM (2/28) … Scored to tie the game in regulation and added the shootout winner in a 2-1 victory vs. GR (3/12) … Scored the eventual game-winning goal on the power play vs. IA (3/21) … Became the second Checker to ever record game-winning goals in back-to-back games (Bobby Raymond in 2012-13) with a second-period goal at IA (3/22) … Fired a career-high 10 shots on goal, the most by a Checker this season, vs. OKC (4/2) … Had a goal and an assist for his eighth multi-point game of the season in his final game at GR (4/18).


Finished his third professional season and third with the Checkers … Spent the entire season at the AHL level for the first time, ranking second on the team with 75 games played … Finished sixth on the team with 38 points and tied for fourth with 16 goals … Established a new career high with 22 assists … Tied for fourth on the team with five power-play goals … Assisted on the Checkers' only goal by Chris Terry for his first point of the season in the 3-1 loss vs. IA (10/19) … Scored his first goal of the season on the power play at CHI (10/27) … Opened the scoring 2:08 into the first period and added an assist six minutes later for his first multi-point game of the season at SA (11/2) … Recorded his first career multi-goal game with a pair of tallies, including the eventual game winner on the power play, vs. RFD (11/23) … Scored the game-winning goal on the power play with 6:06 remaining in regulation in the 2-1 victory vs. SA (12/10) … Had the primary assist on Philippe Cornet's game-winning goal in the third period at MIL (12/27) … Had four consecutive one-assist games from 1/2-1/11, marking the longest assist streak of his career and his longest point streak of the season … Opened the scoring and added an assist for his third multi-point game of the season and was plus-2 vs. TEX (1/18) … Tallied two goals and was plus-2 in the 4-0 win vs. OKC (1/23)… Finished the month of January with eight points (3g, 5a) in 10 games … Picked up a goal and an assist 20 seconds apart and was plus-2 as the Checkers erased a 4-1 deficit to win 5-4 in overtime vs. ABB in Raleigh, NC (2/16) … Scored the first goal of the game for the fifth time this season at SA (3/7) … Assisted on Chris Terry's game-winning, power-play goal with 4:01 remaining in regulation vs. SA (3/21) … Recorded his sixth multi-point game of the season (1g, 1a) with an assist on Zach Boychuk's power play goal and his own power play goal at IA (3/26) … Scored the winning goal in the shootout vs. OKC (3/30), giving him two shootout goals in as many days after starting the season 0-for-4 … Assisted on Mark Flood's power play goal, scored his 16th goal of the season and was plus-2 at OKC (4/6).


Completed his second professional season and second with the Checkers, beginning the season with ECHL Florida … Tied for third on the Checkers with three game-winning goals … Recorded a goal and an assist and was plus-3 in Florida's second game of the season vs. ORL (10/13) … Scored three points (1g, 2a) and took six shots on goal vs. SC (10/24) … Picked up six points (3g, 3a) during a three-game goal and point streak from 10/24-10/27 … Notched five assists during a four-game assist and point streak from 11/7-11/23 … Scored two goals, his first multi-goal game of the season, and was plus-3 at WHL (12/7) … Notched his first professional hat trick at WHL (12/8), giving him five goals in his last two ECHL games … Recalled to Charlotte on 12/10 and made his AHL season debut vs. MIL (12/11) … Opened the scoring with his first AHL goal of the season in a 3-0 win vs. HOU (12/15) … Collected five points (1g, 4a) during a career-long, five-game point streak from 1/12-1/20 … Posted two assists vs. ABB (1/26) for his only multi-point game of the season at the AHL level … Had eight points (1g, 7a) and was plus-7, including an even or better rating in each game, in eight games from 1/12-1/26 … Put together a four-game point streak (1g, 3a) from 2/16-2/23 … Scored the game-winning goal with less than five minutes remaining in regulation vs. OKC (3/3) … Suffered a lower-body injury vs. OKC (3/4) and missed the next 11 games … Scored in the shootout at CHI (4/13), his fourth goal in seven chances with the Checkers over his first two AHL seasons … Scored a goal with 2:05 remaining to help the Checkers come back from a late 3-0 deficit at PEO (4/16) … Recorded a goal and an assist in the Checkers' regular-season finale at PEO (4/20), giving him four points (2g, 2a) in a three-game streak … Scored a power-play goal in his AHL playoff debut in Game 1 at OKC (4/26) … Scored his second goal of the postseason in Game 3 vs. OKC (5/1) … Sat out Game 5 as a healthy extra.


Completed his first professional season and first with the Checkers ... Was one of two 19-year-olds to play for the Checkers during the season (Justin Faulk) ... Tied for the Checkers' rookie scoring lead with 13 points (5g, 8a) in 33 games ... Ranked second on the team with a plus-5 rating ... Two of his five goals were game-winners ... Tied for third on the team with three shootout goals in just five attempts ... Started the season and played a total of 11 games with the ECHL's Florida Everblades, scoring 12 points (4g, 8a) ... Picked up his first professional point in his professional debut vs. GWI (10/14) ... Scored his first two professional goals vs. TRE (10/22) ... Won the ECHL's Player of the Week award after posting six points (3g, 3a) in three games from 10/17-10/23 ... Recalled to Charlotte for the first time on 10/27 and made his AHL/ Checkers debut at OKC (10/28) ... Recorded his first AHL point with the lone assist on Chris Terry's goal vs. MIL (11/26) ... Scored his first AHL goal, the eventual game-winner, and added an assist for his first multi-point game vs. MIL (11/27) ... Posted a plus-5 rating in seven games during the month of November ... Returned to ECHL Florida on 12/8 and played two games with Florida (1g, 2a) before returning to Charlotte on 12/12 ... Recorded an assist but left the game with a lower-body injury vs. CHI (12/15) ... Reassigned to ECHL Florida on 2/9 after missing 20 games due to injury ... Recalled to Charlotte on 2/16 after playing four games with the Everblades ... Recorded the game-winning goal and an assist in his first AHL game since 12/15 at PEO (2/17) ... Found the back of the net for the second time in as many games vs. OKC (2/24) ... Scored his first AHL shootout goal vs. OKC (2/25) ... Opened the scoring with his first career power-play goal, scored again in the shootout and took a season-high four penalty minutes at HER (3/25) ... Assisted on Zac Dalpe's goal to extend his point streak to three games (1g, 2a) at PEO (3/31) ... Returned to ECHL Florida on 4/17 and helped the Everblades capture the Kelly Cup championship ... Scored his first two professional playoff goals in Game 3 vs. KAL (5/2) ... Scored the series-clinching goal in Game 5 vs. KAL (5/5) ... Tied the game with 3:49 remaining, set up the overtime winner and took seven shots in Game 3 vs. LV (5/18) ... Opened the scoring in Florida's Game 5, championship-winning victory vs. LV (5/23), giving him nine points (5g, 4a) in a six-game point streak.


Totaled 215 points (101g, 114a) in 262 career Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games over four seasons with Windsor and Mississauga... Also earned 43 points (20g, 23a) in 61 career OHL playoff games... Came within one game of capturing three consecutives Memorial Cup championships, helping Windsor win the Memorial Cup in back-to-back seasons in 2009 and 2010 and reaching the final game with Mississauga St. Michael's in 2011... Ranked 53rd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting heading into the 2010 Draft... In 2009-10, totaled 79 points (39g, 40a) to rank second among Windsor skaters in regular-season scoring behind Taylor Hall... Ranked 10th in the OHL in goals (39) and third in game-winning goals (10) in 2009-10... Totaled 15 points (5g, 10a) in the 2010 OHL playoffs to help the Spitfires capture their second consecutive OHL Championship, and had seven points (2g, 5a) in four games at the Memorial Cup, as Windsor won the tournament for the second consecutive year ... Had nine points (5g, 4a) in Windsor's 20-game playoff run to the 2009 OHL title, and skated in two games at the 2009 Memorial Cup before being sidelined with a broken collarbone ... Notched 111 points (65g, 46a) in 70 games for Niagara Falls in 2006-07, his final season before beginning his major junior career.