Austin Czarnik

Calgary Flames
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Fantasy Summary

Small, crafty, NHL ready, playmaking forward.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth December 12, 1992
Height 5‘9”
Weight 161 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

Oct 2018 – After posting three points in six games, Czarnik has found himself scratched in back to back contests. Calgary has shuffled their lines a bunch which made both Frolik and Czarnik change lines a few times. Once Frolik was reunited on a line with Backlund and Tkachuk the chemistry shone. This left Czarnik on the outside with the coach wanting a bit more toughness on the fourth line. Don’t panic. He will find his way back into the lineup soon. – Joel Henderson

Oct 2018 – The minute Czarnik stepped on the ice for Calgary, he began to show fans why he was signed. He provides potential scoring depth, which has been sorely lacking in Cow Town. During preseason, he’s spent time on every line and hasn’t looked out of place in any spot. He will most likely begin the 2018-19 season in the bottom-six with second PP minutes. He’s a guy who could jump up the lineup at any moment though.  – Joel Henderson

July 2018 – The Calgary Flames have signed Czarnik to a two-year, one-way contract. This is his chance to earn a full-time NHL job.  Jokke Nevalainen

April 2018 – Czarnik saw only 10 games with the Boston Bruins this season and amassed 4 assists in that time. Unfortunately for Austin, who is an offensive player, he has only been given replacement duty and bottom-six minutes. On the bright side he absolutely dominated the AHL this season finishing third overall in points with 69 and sixth in assists with 44. He has the speed, the vision, and the shooting ability to be a top nine player in the NHL. He is built for today’s NHL; he’s small, feisty, quick and very smart. His best hope to crack the Bruins lineup on a regular basis as he heads into this summer as an RFA, is if the Bruins decide that some of those higher on the depth chart, such as Riley Nash, price themselves out in free agency after good seasons of their own. Still worth keeping on your roster as he is NHL ready it’s merely about finding the opportunity. Sid Osmond

 

September 2017 – Czarnik will be one of many players fighting for bottom line winger slots on the Bruins this season. One thing Czarnik will have going for him though is he made his way into 49 games for the Bruins last season and will be one of the most experienced prospects coming into camp. Czarnik had a good season for the Providence Bruins last season picking up 23 points in 22 games, but his time with the Bruins was far less impressive. Over 49 NHL games Czarnik managed 13 points (not bad) but was also a minus-10. While this isn’t a terrible performance for a young player it’s not above replacement level either. Look for him to challenge for a spot out of camp but he could be overtaken by one of the other Bruins young guns. Mike Drover 

 

October 2016 – Czarnik has be assigned to the AHL. Czarnik, who started the season with the Bruins after a surprising training camp, tailed off significantly when the games were for keeps. It seems the Bruins prefer Czarnik to play a leading role in the AHL for now, but we may see him again if injuries strike this season. In two games Czarnik saw on average just over 13 minutes TOI/g and recorded just one shot on goal. -Mike Drover

 

October 2016 – Czarnik has launched himself into the discussion for a role with the Bruins. The small, but feisty, forward has given the Bruins brass lots to discuss over the first few games but space is limited in Boston. Likely only one of Heinen or Czarnik will start the year with the Bruins. Either way, Czarnik is making waves earlier than expected. –Mike Drover

 

September 2016 – Austin Czarnik is entering his second year of pro hockey after a very successful rookie campaign for the Providence Bruins. Last season, Czarnik potted 20 goals to go with 41 assists in only 68 regular season games. Czarnik kept the good times going in the playoffs, tying Seth Griffith for the team lead in points with a goal and two assists in three games played. One huge issue for Czarnik is the relative depth that the Bruins possess at the centre position. It will be very difficult for Czarnik to secure a position with the Bruins at his natural position and he may be looking at a move to the wing if he gets the call to the big club this year. Czarnik is not a big player but he is awfully quick. Best suited for a top six role Czarnik will likely not see significant time in the NHL this season but another great year in the AHL will make it difficult for the Bruins to keep him down. Czarnik was fourth on the Providence Bruins in points per game last season, only behind KhoklachevVatrano, and Griffith. Seeing as all three of these players has now either graduated to the Bruins or, in Koko’s case, gone to the KHL; Czarnik is primed for a leading role on the junior Bs. Mike Drover

 

April, 2015 – The Bruins have signed 2013 Hobey Baker Award finalist Austin Czarnik to an entry-level deal. A small but fierce player, Czarnik is a former teammate of Reilly Smith at the University of Miami (Ohio). Czarnik will report to Providence for their final few games and playoff run. Michael Boeckler


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 Honeybaked Bantam Minor AAA T1EMBHL 28 16 12 28 16 |          
 2006-2007 Compuware Bantam Major AAA T1EBHL 30 8 18 26 49 |          
 2007-2008 Belle Tire U16 T1EHL U16 31 7 14 21 8 |          
 2008-2009 U.S. National U17 Team USDP 23 8 14 22 16 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team NAHL 42 16 18 34 12 | Playoffs 9 4 2 6 10 
 2009-2010 USNTDP Juniors USHL 26 10 18 28 25 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 61 22 32 54 27 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 5 1 6 4 |          
 2010-2011 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 46 20 14 34 33 | Playoffs 11 3 1 4
  USA U19 WJAC-19 4 2 1 3 0 |          
 2011-2012 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA 40 10 27 37 31 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 6 2 2 4 0 |          
 2012-2013 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA 42 14 26 40 24 |          
 2013-2014 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA 37 13 34 47 28 |          
 2014-2015 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA 40 9 36 45 36 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 3 0 2 2 4 |          
 2015-2016 Providence Bruins AHL 68 20 41 61 24 | Playoffs 3 2 1 3
 2016-2017 Boston Bruins NHL 49 5 8 13 12 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 22 6 17 23 4 | Playoffs 17 3 4 7 10 
 2017-2018 Boston Bruins NHL 10 0 4 4 0 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 64 25 44 69 24 | Playoffs 4 2 4 6
 2018-2019 Calgary Flames NHL 11 1 3 4 0 |          

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