Connor Carrick

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Connor Carrick
Connor Carrick 2015.jpg
Carrick with the Hershey Bears during the 2015 AHL All-Star Game
Born (1994-04-13) April 13, 1994 (age 25)
Orland Park, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New Jersey Devils
Washington Capitals
Toronto Maple Leafs
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 137th overall, 2012
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2013–present

Connor Carrick (born April 13, 1994) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Washington Capitals in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Connor started playing AAA hockey in Chicago with the Chicago Fury, who subsequently retired his sweater number. He played there a season before getting drafted into the OHL by the Guelph Storm in the 11th round, 212th overall. The next two years, Carrick played with the US National Team Development Program, playing with the U-17 team the first year and the U-18 team the second year. That year, during his second season with the US National Team Development Program, he was traded from the Guelph Storm (for whom he chose not to play) to the Plymouth Whalers in exchange for a sixth-round pick and a pair of third-round picks.

During the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals selected Carrick in the fifth round, 137th overall. He chose to play the 2012–13 season in the OHL, where he played 68 games with the Whalers, recording 12 goals and 32 assists, for a total of 44 points, as well as 18 points in the post-season, while only playing in 15 games. He also led Plymouth in assists during the post-season with 16.

Carrick won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championship.[1]

Washington Capitals[edit]

On September 23, 2013, the Capitals signed Carrick to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2] On October 3, Carrick scored his first career NHL goal in a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames.[3] He split the season between the Capitals and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

Toronto Maple Leafs[edit]

Carrick (#8) with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs.

On February 28, 2016, Carrick, Brooks Laich and a 2016 second-round pick were traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Daniel Winnik and a 2016 fifth-round pick.[4] He played in 16 games with the Maple Leafs to close out the season, recording four points. Carrick led the 2016 Calder Cup playoffs in scoring with 18 points in 15 games (including one five point performance).[5] However, he and the Maple Leafs' AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, were eliminated in Eastern Conference Finals by the Bears.[6]

On July 22, 2016, the Maple Leafs re-signed Carrick to a two-year contract extension.[7] He joined the Maple Leafs full-time for the 2016-17 season, appearing in 67 games.

On June 20, 2018, Carrick signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract extension with the Maple Leafs.[8]

Dallas Stars[edit]

On October 1, 2018, the Maple Leafs placed Carrick on waivers.[9] Later that day, he was traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick.[10] In his debut for the Stars on October 4, he recorded two assists in a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes.[11] On October 28, Carrick was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.[12] He returned to the Stars' lineup on December 31 in a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.[13] On January 19, the Stars sent Carrick to their AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars on a conditioning loan.[14] He skated in four games for Texas before returning to Dallas on January 27.[15]

New Jersey Devils[edit]

On February 23, 2019, Carrick, along with a 2019 third-round pick, were traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Ben Lovejoy.[16] He skated in 20 games for the Devils to conclude the season.

On July 16, 2019, the Devils re-signed Carrick to a two-year, $3 million contract extension.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Carrick has two brothers, Hunter and Blake, who also play hockey. Blake plays Division 3 hockey for Trinity College,[18] while Hunter is committed to play at Penn State University.[19]

In the summer of 2018, Carrick married his fianceé Lexi Solofra.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Chicago Fury EHL 22 2 4 6 2
2010–11 U.S. National Development Team USHL 36 1 6 7 42
2011–12 U.S. National Development Team USHL 21 1 4 5 30
2012–13 Plymouth Whalers OHL 68 12 32 44 79 15 2 16 18 6
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 34 1 5 6 23
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 13 0 4 4 15
2014–15 Hershey Bears AHL 73 8 34 42 132 10 2 2 4 12
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 46 10 15 25 50
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 2 2 4 15
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 5 1 2 3 2 15 7 11 18 12
2016–17 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 2 6 8 51 6 0 0 0 4
2017–18 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 47 4 8 12 27
2018–19 Dallas Stars NHL 14 1 3 4 13
2018–19 Texas Stars AHL 4 1 1 2 0
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 20 1 6 7 6
NHL totals 201 11 30 41 135 6 0 0 0 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 United States U17 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 2 5 7 0
2012 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 2 2 4 2
2013 United States WJC 5th 5 0 3 3 4
Junior totals 16 4 10 14 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Awards Year
IIHF World U18 Championship Gold Medal with Team USA 2013 [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grabovski ready to make Capitals debut, Carrick signs pro deal".
  2. ^ "Capitals Sign Connor Carrick". Washington Capitals. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Carrera, Katie. "Washington Capitals rally from 3-0 deficit to beat Calgary in home opener in shootout, 5-4". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "Maple Leafs complete trade with the Washington Capitals". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "Connor Carrick's five-point night seals Marlies' sweep – Toronto Star".
  6. ^ "Marlies eliminated by Bears from Calder Cup playoffs in five games". Sportsnet. Retrieved May 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Maple Leafs sign Connor Carrick to two-year deal". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "Maple Leafs Connor Carrick to One-Year Contract". Toronto Maple Leafs. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Maple Leafs Reduce Roster to 23 Players". NHL.com. October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Stars acquire defenseman Connor Carrick from Maple Leafs". Dallas Stars. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  11. ^ DeFranks, Matthew. "Fingerprints of Stars' new head coach Jim Montgomery all over season-opening shutout vs. Coyotes". SportsDay Dallas. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Stars recall defenseman Dillon Heatherington from Texas". Dallas Stars. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  13. ^ Dixon, Schuyler. "Jeff Petry buries quick OT winner as Habs take down Stars". CBC. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "Stars reassign right wing Gurianov, center Hintz to Texas". Dallas Stars. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  15. ^ Stepneski, Mark. "The Dallas Stars have recalled defenseman Connor Carrick from Texas (AHL)". Twitter. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  16. ^ "Devils acquire third-round draft pick and Connor Carrick from Dallas". New Jersey Devils. February 23, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  17. ^ "RELEASE: Devils Re-sign Defenseman Connor Carrick To A Two-Year Contract". New Jersey Devils. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  18. ^ "Blake Carrick". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  19. ^ "Hunter Carrick Commits to Penn State". USHL.com. December 11, 2017. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  20. ^ "More NHL wedding posts flooded social media timelines this weekend". bardown.com. July 20, 2018. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  21. ^ United States Hockey League – USHL Alum Carrick Signs NHL Contract Archived October 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]