Ryan Carter

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Ryan Carter
Ryan Carter is a New Jersey Devil.jpeg
Born (1983-08-03) August 3, 1983 (age 30)
White Bear Lake, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Anaheim Ducks
Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers
New Jersey Devils
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present

Ryan Michael Carter (born August 3, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

On April 29, 2008, Carter re-signed a three-year, $2 million contract with the Ducks.[3]

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.

Carter was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes on November 23, 2010, for minor league forwards Matt Kennedy and Stefan Chaput.[4]

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.[5] On July 9, 2011, Carter signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers.[6]

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 8th, 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[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 76 16 20 36 85
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 13 3 2 5 38
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 34 4 4 8 36 6 0 0 0 6
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 48 3 6 9 52 10 2 3 5 0
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 38 4 5 9 31
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 18 1 2 3 22
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 32 0 3 3 22
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 12 2 1 3 22
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 0 0 6
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
NHL totals 360 31 37 68 341 43 7 5 12 38
Medal record
Competitor for the  United States
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze 2013 Sweden/Finland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WC 13th 6 1 1 2 4
2013 United States WC Bronze medal icon.svg 10 1 1 2 10
Senior totals 16 2 2 4 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cup cometh over". Mankato Free Press. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Carter out four to six weeks". Ducks.nhl.com. 2008-02-23. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Ducks sign Carter to three-year contract". OC register. 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Canes Acquire Ryan Carter from Anaheim Ducks". NHL.com. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Panthers trade Stillman to Hurricanes for Carter and pick". The Sports Network. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Panthers sign Carter to contract". Florida Panthers. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 

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