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2023-24 Player in Review: Austin Czarnik

Jun 06, 2024
Written By: Andrew Streitel

Alternate captain and center Austin Czarnik skated in his second season with the Griffins and accumulated 28 points (10-18—28) and 12 penalty minutes in 38 regular-season games. He added eight points (4-4—8) in nine postseason outings, which tied for second on the roster. Czarnik also suited up for 34 games with the Detroit Red Wings and totaled one assist and 12 penalty minutes. His 34 NHL games played were the most since he competed in 54 contests with the Calgary Flames during the 2018-19 campaign.

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Regular Season Stat Line

38 GP, 10 goals, 18 assists, 28 points, -1 rating, 12 PIM with GRG
34 GP, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point, -3 rating, 12 PIM with DET

Postseason Stat Line

9 GP, 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points, +4 rating, 6 PIM with GRG

Contract Status 

Unrestricted free agent

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By the Numbers 

8 – Finished tied for second on the team with eight points (4-4—8) in nine playoff games. The eight points are the second most in a single postseason in his career (10 points in 2022 with Bridgeport). 

6 – His six-game point streak (4-4—8) from May 1-22 tied for the team lead with Carter Mazur during the Calder Cup Playoffs. 

4 – Ranked first on the team with a four-game assist run in the Calder Cup Playoffs from May 5-22.

200 – Potted two points (1-1—2) in the season opener on Oct. 13 against Colorado, recording his 200th pro assist. 

3 – Collected three assists on Dec. 31 against the Cleveland Monsters and totaled five helpers in a three-game span from Dec. 9-Jan. 5. 

100 – Recorded his 100th AHL goal on Jan. 24 against the Rockford IceHogs. 

300 – Competed in his 300th AHL contest on Feb. 28 against the Texas Stars. 

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500 – Suited up for his 500th pro outing while with the Detroit Red Wings on March 21 versus the New York Islanders.  

34 – His 34 NHL games played with Detroit this year were the most since he competed in 54 contests with the Calgary Flames during the 2018-19 campaign. 

18 – Registered his lone NHL assist on Oct. 18 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 6-3 victory. 

6 – Season-high six-game point streak from Jan. 13-27 (3-5—8), which included an assist in five of the six contests.

5 – Began the AHL season on a five-game point streak (3-3—6) from Oct. 13-Nov. 29 and scored a goal in three of the first four games. 

17 – Tallied his lone a game-winner of the season on Feb. 17 at the Rockford IceHogs. 

6 – Including playoffs, notched six multi-point games throughout the year with a season-best three-point night (0-3—3) on Dec. 31. 

9 – His nine postseason games were the second most in his career, falling short of the 17 contests during the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs with the Providence Bruins. 

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