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2018-19 Player Report Card: Austin Czarnik

A mixed bag is the best way to describe Austin Czarnik's 2018-19 season.

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Austin Czarnik: Centre

Regular Season: 54 GP, 6 G, 12 A, 18 Pts, 8 PIM, -1, -0.3 CFRel%

Playoffs: 1 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 Pts, 0 PIM

Individual Grades

MarkParkinson14= (C) I feel like Austin Czarnik should have been given more games to show his talents to the Flames brass, but when I look at his GP and see 54, I’m surprised it was that many. Czarnik showed flashes this season, like his stretch from February 16 to February 26th where he had a point in five of six games. He set new career highs in goals, assists, points and GWG (3), but at times he seemed to be the odd man out. I’d like to see a more comprehensive view of Czarnik, as he is under contract for next season.

Madeline Campbell = (C) Czarnik had a fine season. The depth on this team is what made it particularly effective, and he proved himself to be a useful depth contributor, when called upon. Consistency was certainly an issue, but when he was on, he really seemed to be on. But that said, when he was off, he struggled to keep up the same level of pace and activity. The flashes he was able to bring were encouraging, and I’m excited to see what he’s able to do next season, if he’s able to keep building and find a way to be a more consistent contributor, even in a depth role.

MGMacGillivray = (C) I’ll be honest, I was really hyped about Czarnik when the Flames signed him last summer and even more so during the preseason when he performed really well. Unfortunately he struggled to find a consistent role and lineup spot during the regular season which prevented him from taking off. With that being said, given the Flames current forward depth and the number of teams that were reportedly in on him last year, he could be a good trade chip if the Flames don’t see a spot for him opening up.