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Justin Danforth

Born:March 15, 1993Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Oshawa, ONPosition:Right Wing/Center
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Columbus Blue Jackets

Justin Danforth (born March 15, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who can also play as a winger. He currently plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League (NHL). He won the ECHL Rookie of the Year in 2018 with the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Prior to turning professional, Danforth played four years at Sacred Heart University where he was honoured as AHA Rookie of the Year and selected for the AHA First All-Star Team, AHA Second All-Conference Team, and AHA All-Rookie Team.

Internationally, he has represented Canada at the 2011 and 2012 World Junior A Challenge and at the 2021 IIHF World Championship, where he won gold.

Justin Danforth Columbus Blue Jackets
Justin Danforth, Columbus Blue Jackets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Deeper Dive


  • World Championship Gold Medal (2021)
  • Liiga All-Star Team (2020)
  • Liiga Best Player of Regular Season (Lasse Oksanen Award) (2020)
  • Liiga Golden Helmet (2020)
  • Liiga Most Points (Veli-Pekka Ketola Trophy) (2020)
  • Spengler Cup Winner (Team Canada) (2020)
  • ECHL All-Rookie Team (2018)
  • ECHL All-Star Game (2018)
  • ECHL Rookie of the Year (John A. Daley Trophy) (2018)
  • ECHL Second All-Star Team (2018)
  • NCAA (AHA) First All-Star Team (2017)
  • NCAA (AHA) Second All-Conference Team (2016)
  • NCAA (AHA) All-Rookie Team (2014)
  • NCAA (AHA) Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • OJHL Second All-Star Team (2013)
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