Terry Carkner

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Terry Carkner
Born (1966-03-07) March 7, 1966 (age 48)
Smiths Falls, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers (1986–1987)
Quebec Nordiques (1987–1988)
Philadelphia Flyers (1988–1993)
Detroit Red Wings (1993–1995)
Florida Panthers (1995–1999)
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1984
New York Rangers
Playing career 1986–1999

Terry Kenneth Carkner (born March 7, 1966) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers. He was selected fourteenth overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Carkner was born in Smith Falls, Ontario, but grew up in Winchester, Ontario.

Carkner was the head coach of the club ice hockey team for Villanova University, the Icecats, for the 2004–05 season. The Villanova team is a member of the ACHA (American Collegiate Hockey Association) Division 1 and the ECHA (Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association). He is currently (09–10) an assistant coach for the Great Valley Ice Hockey Varsity Team.

Career[edit]

Carkner played major-junior for the Peterborough Petes, an Ontario Hockey League team based in Peterborough, Ontario. He played 184 games for that club, amassing 130 points (0.71 points per game) and 322 penalty minutes. He would also play for team Canada in the 1986 World Junior Hockey Championships, where he won a silver medal.

In the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, Carkner was chosen 14th overall by the New York Rangers. In that draft, the NHL Central Scouting bureau ranked him as the 17th best prospect, while the Hockey News ranked him 11th.[1]

He would play one season with the Rangers, sharing time between them and the New Haven Nighthawks, their AHL affiliate. Before the start of the 1987-88 season, he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques with Jeff Jackson for John Ogrodnick and David Shaw.

Carkner would play the entire 1987-88 season for Quebec, getting 27 points and 159 penalty minutes in 63 games. Once again, before the start of the next season, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Greg Smith and a draft pick.

With the Flyers, Carkner would play 5 seasons, getting 376 games, 132 points (0.35 points per game), and 867 penalty minutes. In 1989, the Flyers named him an alternate captain. He was later traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Yves Racine and a draft pick. After playing two years in Detroit, he signed as a free agent for the Florida Panthers on a two year, 1.2 million dollar deal.[2] He would finish his NHL career in Florida.

In total, Carkner played 858 games in the NHL, amassing 230 points (0,27 points per game) and 1588 penalty minutes.

Playing style[edit]

Carkner was a fearless, tough defensive defenseman. He got over 100 penalty minutes 8 times in his NHL career.

Personal[edit]

Carkner's father, Robert Carkner, was a major junior hockey player in his youth.

He is a third cousin of current NHL defenceman Matt Carkner.

Awards and honours[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
1980–81 Winchester Hawks OHA-B 2 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Smith Falls Settlers OHA-C
1982–83 Brockville Braves CJHL 47 8 32 40 94
1983–84 Peterborough Petes OHL 66 4 21 25 91 8 0 6 6 13
1984–85 Peterborough Petes OHL 64 14 47 61 125 17 2 10 12 11
1985–86 Peterborough Petes OHL 54 12 32 44 106 16 1 7 8 17
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 52 2 13 15 118 1 0 0 0 0
1986–87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 12 2 6 8 56 3 1 0 1 0
1987–88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 63 3 24 27 159
1988–89 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 78 11 32 43 149 19 1 5 6 28
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 63 4 18 22 169
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 7 25 32 204
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 4 12 16 195
1992–93 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 83 3 16 19 150
1993–94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 1 6 7 130 7 0 0 0 4
1994–95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 1 2 3 21
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 73 3 10 13 80 22 0 4 4 10
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 70 0 14 14 96 5 0 0 0 6
1997–98 Florida Panthers NHL 74 1 7 8 63
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 62 2 9 11 54
NHL totals 858 42 188 230 1588 54 1 9 10 48
OHL totals 184 30 100 130 322 41 3 23 26 41

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1986 Canada WJC 7 0 4 4 0
1993 Canada WC 8 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 7 0 4 4 0
Senior int'l totals 8 0 0 0 0

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Preceded by
Dave Gagner
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1984
Succeeded by
Ulf Dahlén