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Northern Michigan University hockey player Justin Florek, right, fights Michigan Tech’s Jordan Baker for the puck in the Wildcats’ offensive zone during their game played in Houghton on Jan. 12, 2010. Florek, a Marquette native, played for NMU from 2008-12 and scored 53 goals and accumulated 116 points. He joined the Providence Bruins immediately after his senior season, eventually playing for the NHL’s Boston Bruins in a playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings in 2014. After playing in Europe for several seasons, Florek, 30, has signed with the South Carolina Stingrays of the pro minor league ECHL for the coming season. (Houghton Daily Mining Gazette photo by David Archambeau)
The Bruins’ Justin Florek, left, skates against the Winnipeg Jets’ Olli Jokinen in the second period in Boston on Jan. 4, 2014. (AP file photo)
The Boston Bruins’ Justin Florek, center, celebrates with teammates, clockwise from foreground left, Torey Krug, Patrice Bergeron, Reilly Smith and Kevan Miller after Krug scored during the second period of an NHL playoff game against the Red Wings in Detroit on April 24, 2014. (AP file photo)
Marquette native and at that time NHL free agent Justin Florek leads a procession of golf carts to the first hole at the Greywalls course on June 23, 2016, during the Beacon House Upper Peninsula Celebrity Golf Classic held at the Marquette Golf Club. (Photo courtesy Shannon Stieg)
The Boston Bruins’ Justin Florek, left, races past Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom during a preseason NHL game on Sept. 17, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP file photo)
Northern Michigan University’s Justin Florek takes a shot during a game against Michigan Tech at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena in Houghton on Oct. 9, 2009. (Houghton Daily Mining Gazette photo by David Archambeau)

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal and The Associated Press on former Northern Michigan University hockey player and Marquette native

Justin Florek

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