London , ON , CAN Height
Weight 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb) Position Centre Shoots Right NHL team Philadelphia Flyers Ntl. team Canada NHL Draft 11th overall, 2003
Philadelphia Flyers Playing career 2004– present
Jeff Carter (born January 1, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is an alternate captain for the Flyers during home games .Contents [hide ] 1 Playing career 2 International play 3 Personal life 4 Awards 5 Career statistics 5.1 Regular season and playoffs 5.2 International 6 References 7 External links [ edit ] Playing career Carter (17) faces off against the New York Rangers on January 4, 2007.
Carter grew up playing minor hockey in London, Ontario with the London Jr. Knights rep program. He played Bantam hockey with the AAA Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs of the OMHA before spending a season with the Strathroy Rockets Jr.B. team at age 16.Carter was drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) in the 2001 OHL Priority Selection by the S.S. Marie Greyhounds. Carter began his hockey career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), before the Philadelphia Flyers selected him 11th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft . He was a Second Team All-Star in 2003–04 before recording a major junior career-high 74 points (34 goals and 40 assists) in 55 games for the Greyhounds in 2004–05. He was a First Team OHL All-Star that season and won the OHL and CHL Sportsman of the Year Awards. After the Greyhounds were eliminated from the 2005 playoffs, Carter joined the Flyers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms and recorded 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 21 playoff games to help the Phantoms win the Calder Cup . The next season, in 2005–06 , Carter made the Flyers out of training camp. He was joined by fellow rookies Mike Richards and R. J. Umberger , who were both also instrumental in the Phantoms' Calder Cup championship of the previous season. He scored his first career NHL goal on October 24, 2005, against Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers . He finished the campaign first in team-scoring among rookies with 23 goals and 42 points. Then, after 37- and 53-point seasons, Carter and the Flyers agreed to a 3-year, $15-million contract extension, on June 27, 2008, days before he was set to become a restricted free agent . He responded with a breakout campaign in 2008–09 , leading the team in scoring with 46 goals and 84 points. During the season, he was named to his first NHL All-Star Game , representing the Eastern Conference . Despite a strong regular season, Carter was held to just 1 goal in 6 playoff games as the Flyers were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. His series was also marred when he failed to score with an open net in front of him in Game 2 of the series, where Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made a toe save to block the shot that would have given the Flyers a 3-1 lead late in the third period. Carter was later called off for a hooking penalty and the Penguins scored to tie the game and eventually win in overtime. It was later revealed that Carter had played the final four games of the series with a separated shoulder .[ 1] On November 13, 2010, Carter signed an 11-year, $58 million contract extension with the Flyers through the 2021-2022 season, with a full no-trade clause from 2012-15 and a limited no-trade clause from 2015-22. [2 ][ 3] [ edit ] I...