Justin grew up playing in Shoreview, MN and played for the Mounds View association. He played 3 seasons with the Mustangs in high school, collecting All-Conference honors all three years as well as All-State Honorable Mention his sophomore and junior seasons.
During his senior season, he went to play for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. He finished that season second on the team in goals while helping the Musketeers to a Clark Cup Finals appearance.
After juniors, Justin went on to play for 4 years at the University of Minnesota. He lettered all 4 years, and during that time the maroon and gold won two WCHA regular season championships, one WCHA playoff championship, and made 3 NCAA tournament appearances. He also was named assistant captain his senior year.
After college, Justin continued his playing career overseas. He played in Oslo and Lillehammer Norway, Dusseldorf Germany, and finished his career in Angelholm Sweden with Rogle after 6 seasons.
Justin continues to be passionately involved in hockey, he’s been an instructor at the MAP/FHIT program, coaches through the Mounds View youth association and is currently a member of the SDP Staff.