18 Austin Rust
18 - Austin Rust
Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Algonac, Mich.
Position: RW
Team: Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (GOJHL)

Entering the Season: Third-year member on the team...one of six juniors...career scoring totals of three goals and eight assists for 11 total points in 25 appearances...

2015-16 (Sophomore Year): Limited to seven games due to injury...scored twice and assisted on another goal...had a power-play tally and game-winning goal...named to the All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association Academic Team...

2014-15 (Freshman Year): Saw action in 18 games...contributed eight points on seven assists and a goal, plus a positive-2 rating...registered an assist in each of his first three games, including the Bulldogs' season-opening 9-2 win over NCHA opponent Northland on Oct. 31... notched his first collegiate goal at Concordia-Wis. (Nov. 15) in a 6-2 victory, adding a career-high six shots and plus-1 rating...made his last appearance versus the Falcons on Feb. 21.

Prior to AC: Played during the 2013-14 season for the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the NOJHL...served as alternate captain while playing 56 games...scored 35 goals and added 30 assists...served 40 penalty minutes...saw 14 playoff games and scored seven goals while tallying seven assists...tied for fourth in the league in goals and 14th in assists...scored 12 power play goals ranking tied for third in the league...helped lead his team to the NOJHL championship after finishing second during the regular season with 92 points...beat top-seeded Soo Thunderbirds 4-2 in the McNamara Trophy Finals series...played for the Rochester Ice Hawks of the MNJHL in 2012-13...played in 48 games and totaled 32 goals and 37 assists.

Personal: Majoring in athletic training with a minor in business...born in Rochester, Michigan on February 12, 1993...son of Ernie and Iris Rust...attended Algonac High School graduating in 2011...career goal is to become an occupational therapist...favorite sports team is the Detroit Red Wings...favorite athlete is Pavel Datsyuk...favorite TV show is The Office...favorite movie is Ocean's Eleven...favorite book is Harry Potter series...favorite musician is Dierks Bentley.