Alexandre Carrier (born 10 October 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for the Milwaukee Admirals in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Predators in the fourth round, 115th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
8 October 1996|
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
115th overall, 2015|
Carrier played amateur midget junior hockey in his native Quebec, with Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois of the QMAAA. He embarked on a major junior career, after he was selected 4th overall in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft, by the Gatineau Olympiques. As a mobile, two-way defenceman, and following a break out 55 point campaign in the 2014–15 season, Carrier was selected in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.
During his final junior season with the Olympiques, Carrier was signed to his first NHL contract, agreeing to a three-year entry-level deal with the Predators on 12 November 2015. Limited to 57 games with Gatineau in the 2015–16 season, Carrier matched his previous goal total with 12 and contributed with 47 points before suffering a second-round defeat in the post-season.
In his first professional season and after attending the Predators training camp, Carrier was assigned to begin the 2016–17 season in the AHL with affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. Carrier made a seamless transition to the AHL ranks, leading the Admirals defence in scoring and earning selection to the AHL All-Star Game before he received his first NHL recall on 13 January 2017. He made his NHL debut with the Predators in a 1–0 shutout defeat to the Vancouver Canucks on 21 January 2017. He was returned to the Admirals after two scoreless games with Nashville.
His father, Bernard Carrier, also played major junior hockey in the QMJHL for the Quebec Remparts, for which his older brother, Samuel, also featured with and currently[when?] plays in the LNAH.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2011–12||Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois||QMAAA||40||5||25||30||30||11||1||1||2||2|
Awards and honoursEdit
|Second All-Star Team||2015|||
- "Preds sign fourth-rounder Carrier to entry-level deal". Nashville Predators. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
- "Preds recall Carrier from Milwaukee". Nashville Predators. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
- "Henrik Sedin gets 999th point in winner over Predators". CBS Sports. 21 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
- "The Golden Puck Awards: An unforgettable evening". Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2017.