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#27 Austin Czarnik
Pos: C
D.O.B.: 12/12/92
From: Detroit, MI
Height: 5'9
Weight: 170
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 7/13/22
Plus: Great shot with a quick release... Good vision and fast hands, allowing him to make dangerous plays... Gritty, plays bigger than his size...
Minus: Skating is adequate but not great speed... Lack of size holds him back at NHL level...
Organizational Comments: Wings Coach Derek Lalonde "Austin's been excellent, playing with pace, hockey sense Everything we ask of him in our structure, systems, he does, and now he's adding in making some plays. That line has been very good, and he's been a big part of it."
What GRC says: 2022-23 When Czarnik was in the lineup, he was in a class all by himself. An offensive catalyst, the diminutive center scored in bunches and was a threat in all situations. He benefitted from an unstable lineup in Detroit (NHL), spending half the season with the parent club, and the Griffins were a different team without him.

Role: Top Line Center
Projection: NHL 3rd liner


7/13/22 Signed 2-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
10/9/22 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/5/22 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
11/7/22 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/8/22 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
11/18/22 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
12/1/22 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
12/20/22 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/10/23 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
3/15/23 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/17/23 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
3/25/23 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
3/27/23 Recalled by Detroit (NHL)
10/6/23 Placed on waivers by Detroit (NHL)
10/7/23 Assigned by Detroit (NHL)