William Carrier (ice hockey)

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William Carrier
Born (1994-12-20) December 20, 1994 (age 22)
LaSalle, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Vegas Golden Knights
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 57th overall, 2013
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2014–present

William Carrier (born December 20, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Carrier was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round (57th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

He was born in LaSalle, Quebec, but grew up in Pierrefonds, Quebec.[1] Carrier was selected in the fourth round, 61st overall at the 2010 QMJHL draft by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. He was a member of the Bronze Medal winning Team Canada at 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships.[2] Leading up to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Carrier was lauded as a top-30 prospect.[3] Passed over in the first round, he was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, 57th overall. On August 19, 2013, Carrier was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Blues.[4]

In the 2013–14 season, on January 7, 2014, the Eagles traded Carrier along with Matthew Donnelly to the Drummondville Voltigeurs in exchange for Guillaume Gauthier, a first round pick in 2015, and a fifth round pick in 2014.[5] Over a month later, Carrier was involved in a second trade as on February 28, 2014, the Blues traded his NHL contract, along with Chris Stewart, Jaroslav Halák, and 1st and 3rd round draft picks for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for netminder Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott.[6]

Having been left exposed by the Sabres for the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Carrier was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017.[7]

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 Lac St-Louis Lions QMAAA 3 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 61 8 4 12 54 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 66 27 43 70 65 4 3 3 6 4
2012–13 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 34 16 26 42 41
2013–14 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 39 12 29 41 42
2013–14 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 27 10 14 24 45 4 1 3 4 6
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 63 7 14 21 38
2015–16 Rochester Americans AHL 56 13 17 30 48
2016–17 Rochester Americans AHL 8 3 2 5 6
2016–17 Buffalo Sabres NHL 41 5 3 8 21
NHL totals 41 5 3 8 21

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Canada Quebec U17 4th 6 2 3 5 10
2012 Canada WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 13 2 3 5 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
IIHF World U18 Championship Bronze Medal (Team Canada) 2012 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "William Carrier prospect profile". hockeysfuture.com. 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Shinkaruk scores winner as Canada beats Finland for bronze at U18 worlds". Cape Breton Post. 2012-04-22. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  3. ^ "William Carrier – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile". TheHockeyWriters.com. 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Blues sign Carrier to three-year deal". St. Louis Blues. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Screaming Eagles trade Carrier". Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  6. ^ "Sabres deal Miller, Ott to Blues for Halak, Stewart, Picks". The Sports Network. 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  7. ^ "Vegas rolls the dice on Sabres' Carrier at expansion draft". Buffalo News. 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 

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