Marquette native Justin Florek called up to NHL’s Boston Bruins

MARQUETTE – Marquette native Justin Florek has been called up on an emergency basis to the NHL’s Boston Bruins from the AHL’s Providence Bruins and will be available for Boston’s 1 p.m. game today against the Winnipeg Jets.

The move was announced by Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli on Saturday morning.

Florek, who will wear No. 57 for Boston, is a former Northern Michigan University captain and Marquette Electrician Midget AAA player. At 23 years old, this is his first NHL call up since turning professional in the spring of 2012.

In 34 games with Providence this season, Florek has nine goals and 11 assist. His plus-11 rating is second on the AHL club. In 113 AHL games, he has 22 goals and 29 assists with a plus-26 rating.

Florek was selected in the fifth round, No. 135 overall, by the Bruins in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.