Rangers to Sign Gritty Veteran in Three-Year Deal

The New York Rangers are set to sign Sam Carrick for three years at $3 million.

This news came from David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, with the initial report by Andy Strickland. Carrick’s focus this season wasn’t on scoring but rather on racking up penalty minutes. He hit a career-high with 111 penalty minutes in 77 games, the most since his 2014-15 AHL days. Most of these penalties were during his time with the Anaheim Ducks—90 minutes in 61 games. After moving to the Edmonton Oilers near the trade deadline, he calmed down a bit, getting just 12 penalty minutes in 16 regular-season games and another 12 in 10 playoff games.

Carrick scored only 10 goals and had 16 points between both teams this season. His overall NHL career stats include just 53 points and a whopping 316 penalty minutes over eight seasons and 240 games. Despite not being a top scorer, he shines in other areas like faceoffs . With Edmonton, he had an impressive faceoff win rate of 63.1%, boosting his career average to a solid 50.7%.

Sam Carrick’s Role and Impact:

Carrick is known for his grit and ability to handle tough situations on the ice rather than scoring goals. He’s been reliable as a bottom-line center who can kill penalties—when he’s not serving them himself! This makes him valuable for team depth, especially after New York lost Alexander Wennberg to free agency.

Fans might find this signing interesting because it adds toughness to the team without breaking the bank.

Carrick’s new role will likely involve playing key defensive moments and winning crucial faceoffs for New York.

What do you think about this signing?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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