Ryan Carter

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Ryan Carter
Ryan Carter is a New Jersey Devil.jpeg
Born (1983-08-03) August 3, 1983 (age 34)
White Bear Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Anaheim Ducks
Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers
New Jersey Devils
Minnesota Wild
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2006–2017

Ryan Michael Carter (born August 3, 1983) is an American former professional ice hockey forward. He played nearly 500 games in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Early 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.

Anaheim Ducks[edit]

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 forward to wear the number 20 in Anaheim since fan-favorite Steve Rucchin (Russian defenseman Maxim Kondratiev wear number 20 on 4 games during 2007–08 NHL season season [4]). 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.

Carolina Hurricanes[edit]

Carter was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes on November 23, 2010, for minor league forwards Matt Kennedy and Stefan Chaput.[5] In 32 games with the club, Carter recorded 3 assists.

Florida Panthers[edit]

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.[6] On July 9, 2011, Carter signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Florida Panthers.[7]

New Jersey Devils[edit]

In the 2011–12 season on October 26, 2011, Carter was claimed off of waivers by the New Jersey Devils.[8] On March 19, 2012 the Rangers and Devils had a brawl in which Carter's nose was broken by Stu Bickel.[9] 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, Carter was awarded the New Jersey Devils Player's Player Award at their annual team awards ceremony. Carter attended the Devils' training camp for the 2014–15 season on a try-out basis.

Minnesota Wild[edit]

At the conclusion of camp, the Devils did not offer Carter a contract and he instead signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Wild on October 6, 2014.[10]

After two seasons with the Wild, Carter went un-signed over the summer as a free agent. He belatedly accepted a try-out to remain in Minnesota and contend for a new contract at training camp. He was not offered a contract at the conclusion of training camp and pre-season with the Wild, opting to undergo shoulder surgery for a torn labrum on October 9, 2016.[11] Carter endured months of rehabilitation before returning to play within the Wild's affiliate, the Iowa Wild, on a professional try-out on February 18, 2017. He later signed a one-year, two-way contract for the remainder of the 2016-17 season with Minnesota on February 26, 2017.[12] He played out the season with Iowa, finishing with 3 points in 18 games.

On September 10, 2017, Carter announced his retirement from playing after 10 years in the NHL.[13]

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
2014–15 Minnesota Wild NHL 53 3 10 13 55 1 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Minnesota Wild NHL 60 7 5 12 48 2 0 0 0 10
2016–17 Iowa Wild AHL 18 1 2 3 25
NHL totals 473 41 52 93 444 46 7 5 12 48
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 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 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 1 1 2 10
Senior totals 16 2 2 4 14

Awards and achievements[edit]

Award Year
USHS
Minnesota Mr. Hockey Finalist 2002
NHL
Stanley Cup (Anaheim Ducks) 2007

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. ^ "Maxim Kondratiev Stats". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  5. ^ "Canes Acquire Ryan Carter from Anaheim Ducks". NHL.com. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  6. ^ "Panthers trade Stillman to Hurricanes for Carter and pick". The Sports Network. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  7. ^ "Panthers sign Carter to contract". Florida Panthers. 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  8. ^ "Devils claim center Ryan Carter off waivers from Florida Panthers". The Star-Ledger. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIlLbJHKw8M
  10. ^ "Wild signs Ryan Carter to one-year deal". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Carter released from try-out". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2016-10-09. Retrieved 2016-10-09. 
  12. ^ "Wild signs Ryan Carter". Minnesota Wild. 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  13. ^ "Former Wild winger Ryan Carter retires after 10 years in NHL". The Athletic. 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 

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