August 3, 1983 |
White Bear Lake, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
|National team||United States|
From 2001–04 Ryan Carter played for the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL. From 2004–06 Carter played for Minnesota State University, Mankato. In 2006 Carter signed a professional contract with the Anaheim Ducks. He played for the Ducks AHL affiliate at the time, the Portland Pirates where he had 16 goals and 20 assists for 36 points in 76 games.
Carter was called up to the Anaheim Ducks from the Portland Pirates for the 2007 playoff run and played four games. The Ducks would defeat the Ottawa Senators in the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals, and Carter's name was engraved on the Stanley Cup.
On February 8, 2008 during the 2007–08 NHL season, Carter scored his first and second NHL goal against Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils. Later that season, Carter was injured in bizarre fashion when his right arm went through a photographer's hole on the glass. Carter had surgery on his right wrist, and was out for six weeks.
On April 29, 2008, Carter re-signed a three-year, $2 million contract with the Ducks.
During the 2008–09 NHL season, Carter switched to the number 20 jersey. He became the first player to wear the number 20 in Anaheim since fan-favorite Steve Rucchin. Carter played 48 games during the regular season, often being a healthy scratch, and finished with nine points. In a first-round playoff game against the Sharks on April 25, 2009, Carter scored his first NHL playoff point with a goal.
On February 24, 2011, Carter was traded to the Florida Panthers along with a 5th round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft for Cory Stillman. On July 9, 2011, Carter signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers.
In the 2011–12 season on October 26, 2011, Carter was claimed off of waivers by the New Jersey Devils. He would go on to score five goals along with two assists during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Devils as they ultimately lost in the Stanley Cup Finals.
On April 8, 2014, at the conclusion of the 2013-14 NHL season, Ryan Carter was awarded the New Jersey Devils Player's Player Award at their annual team awards ceremony.
Awards and achievements
Regular season and playoffs
|2001–02||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||55||19||17||36||94||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Green Bay Gamblers||USHL||59||22||23||45||131||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Minnesota State U-Mankato||WCHA||37||15||8||23||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Minnesota State U-Mankato||WCHA||39||19||16||35||71||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New Jersey Devils||NHL||65||4||4||8||84||23||5||2||7||32|
|2012–13||New Jersey Devils||NHL||44||6||9||15||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New Jersey Devils||NHL||62||7||3||10||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for the United States|
|Ice Hockey World Championships|
- "The Cup cometh over". Mankato Free Press. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2008-10-27.
- "Carter out four to six weeks". Ducks.nhl.com. 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- "Ducks sign Carter to three-year contract". OC register. 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2008-10-25.
- "Canes Acquire Ryan Carter from Anaheim Ducks". NHL.com. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
- "Panthers trade Stillman to Hurricanes for Carter and pick". The Sports Network. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
- "Panthers sign Carter to contract". Florida Panthers. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
- "Devils claim center Ryan Carter off waivers from Florida Panthers". The Star-Ledger. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2014-08-04.