Carter James Camper (born July 6, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League (AHL). In 2010, after four seasons in the NCAA, Camper signed with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Since turning professional, he has played most of his professional career in the American Hockey League (AHL). In February 2014, Camper was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in July 2014, Camper joined the NHL Ottawa Senators organization as a free agent. In July 2015, he signed as a free agent with the Washington Capitals.
July 6, 1988|
Rocky River, Ohio, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)|
He finished as the active career scoring leader in the United States. In the 2010–11 season, he was third in the US in assists, third in points per game, and fourth in points. In 156 career college games, he had 69 goals and 114 assists for 183 points. He placed second on the school's all-time list for points and career assists, and tied for seventh in career goals.
On April 7, 2011, following his graduation, Camper was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Boston Bruins. He was then immediately assigned to the Bruins top AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins, where he made his professional debut the following night in a 5–4 win over the Portland Pirates.
On February 22, 2012, Camper made his NHL debut with the Bruins against the St. Louis Blues after being recalled from Providence on February 20, 2012. He logged a total of 6:21 time on ice. On February 25, 2012, Camper scored his first career NHL goal against Alex Auld of the Ottawa Senators. It was assisted by Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid. This was also his first NHL point. On February 27, 2012, Camper was sent back down to Providence along with two others as the result of two trades the Bruins made, acquiring three players.
On February 7, 2014, Camper was traded by the Bruins to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Blake Parlett and he joined the Springfield Falcons. Camper left the Blue Jackets organization as a free agent on July 2, 2014 when he signed a one-year two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.
As a free agent for a second consecutive season, Camper signed a one-year, two-way deal with the New Jersey Devils on July 1, 2016. He spent the duration of the 2016–17 season with AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils, compiling 29 assists for 35 points in 47 games.
Camper left the Devils as a free agent at the conclusion of his contract, signing a two-year AHL contract with hometown club, the Cleveland Monsters on July 21, 2017. In the 2017–18 season, Camper was leading the Monsters in scoring with 29 assists and 42 points in 53 games before he was traded to the Tucson Roadrunners, alongside an NHL transaction between parent affiliate's the Blue Jackets and the Arizona Coyotes on February 26, 2018. Camper found instant success with the Roadrunners, averaging at more than a point-per-game pace to play out the campaign.
On July 2, 2019, Camper agreed to continue his journeyman AHL career in signing a one-year contract with the Utica Comets.
Camper, who was born in Rocky River, Ohio, is Jewish, and is the middle son of Rick and Heidi Camper. His older brother Ben played hockey for the minor-league Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League in 2008–09, and his brother Jay played junior hockey for the Alpena (Mich.) Ice Diggers of the North American Hockey League, the Lincoln Stars and Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League, and now plays for the University of New Hampshire. He attended Rocky River High School in Ohio.
Carter married Erika Fisher on August 25, 2012.
|2004–05||Cleveland Jr. Barons||NAHL||54||14||23||37||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Cleveland Jr. Barons||NAHL||57||31||51||82||26||14||6||15||21||4|
|2005–06||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||4||4||6||10||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||67||17||33||50||24||5||0||3||3||0|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-CCHA Rookie Team||2007–08|
|All-CCHA First Team||2008–09|||
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2008–09|
|All-CCHA First Team||2010–11|||
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2010–11|
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- "Boston Bruins send Camper to Blue Jackets for Parlett". National Hockey League. February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
- "Senators sign Carter Camper". Ottawa Senators. July 2, 2014. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "Capitals sign Carter Camper, Aaron Ness, Mike Moore and Sean Collins". Washington Capitals. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Devils sign Carter Camper to one-year deal". New Jersey Devils. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "Carter Camper inks two year AHL contract with Monsters". Cleveland Monsters. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
- "Roadrunners acquire Camper from Cleveland". American Hockey League. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
- "Happy Camper". Grand Rapids Griffins. June 25, 2018. Archived from the original on June 26, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
- "Comets sign Carter Camper to AHL deal". Utica Comets. July 2, 2019. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
- Matt DeFaveri (March 22, 2012). "Sports ticker – Local Sports". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
- "Professional Hockey Review: 2012–13". Jewish Sports Review. 8 (95): 1. January – February 2013.
- Ron Kaplan (October 27, 2008). "Here's your hat, Carter Camper, What's your hurry? » Kaplan's Korner on Jews and Sports". New Jersey Jewish News. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
- Jerry S. Mendoza/Associated Press. "NCAA Hockey Frozen Four: Tradition's nice, but Carter Camper blazes own path on Miami ice". cleveland.com. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
- "Ben Camper". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- "Jay Camper". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- "Fisher-Camper Wedding". Camper. Retrieved August 30, 2012.(registration required)
- "No. 7 Miami Opens CCHA Tournament Play Hosting Alaska – Miami University RedHawks Official Athletic Site". Muredhawks.com. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- "Hagelin, Merrill on All-CCHA Teams; Burlon Takes Honorable Mention". Mgoblue.com. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
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|Awards and achievements|
| CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year