Paul Carey (ice hockey)

Paul Charles Carey (born September 24, 1988, Weymouth, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey center for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Paul Carey
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Born (1988-09-24) September 24, 1988 (age 31)
Weymouth, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Providence Bruins (AHL)
Colorado Avalanche
Washington Capitals
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 135th overall, 2007
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

Carey was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 5th round, 135th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Carey played two years at Salisbury School in Connecticut before moving on to compete in the United States Hockey League with the Indiana Ice in the 2007–08 season and was a Rookie of the year finalist, before committing to play for the Boston College Eagles of the Hockey East in his freshman year in the 2008–09 season.[1]

After capturing his first national title with the Eagles in his sophomore year, Carey repeated the feat in his senior year in 2012, scoring the championship winning goal against Ferris State University and earning selection to the Frozen Four All-Tournament team.[2] Carey was subsequently signed by the Avalanche to a two-year entry level contract on April 11, 2012. He was immediately assigned on an amateur try-out to begin his professional career and finish the duration of the season with AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.[3] He made his professional debut in a 5–3 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs on April 13, 2012.

In his first full professional season in 2012–13, Carey was an offensive contributor for the Monsters. After scoring his first professional goal and point against the Oklahoma City Barons, on October 13, 2012, Carey played in 72 games to finish fourth amongst Lake Erie players with 19 goals and 41 points. During the season, Carey accounted for the teams longest individual point scoring streak at 8 games.[4]

During the following 2013–14 season, despite a dip in his offensive numbers, Carey received his first NHL recall by the injury depleted Avalanche on March 11, 2014.[5][6] He made his NHL debut with the Avalanche in a 3–2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on March 12.[7]

Carey was assigned to the Lake Erie Monsters to begin the 2014–15 season. Amongst the top offensive producers on the Monsters, Carey was recalled by the Avalanche on multiple occasions and on February 15, 2015, in his 17th career game he recorded his first NHL point, an assist, in a 5–2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.[8] On March 2, 2015, Carey was traded by the Avalanche along with Maxime Talbot to his hometown team, the Boston Bruins, in exchange for Jordan Caron and a 6th-round draft pick in 2016.[9]

On July 8, 2015, Carey signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.[10] He scored his first NHL goal on February 6, 2016, against Cory Schneider of the New Jersey Devils[11] while playing in his third game for the Capitals. He was called up a day earlier for the second time of the season by the Capitals from the American Hockey League, where he was playing for the Hershey Bears.

After two seasons within the Capitals organization, Carey left as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers on July 1, 2017.[12] After enjoying a solid training camp and pre-season with the Rangers, and with Jesper Fast injured, Carey was named on the opening night roster to begin the 2017–18 season for the first time in his career.[13] Carey was initially a healthy scratch before drawing into the lineup in a depth role. In contributing defensively and showing a two-way game, Carey set career markers of 7 goals and 14 points in 60 games for the Rangers in completing his first full season in the NHL.

As a free agent in the following off-season, Carey left the Rangers to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators on July 1, 2018.[14] After participating in the Senators 2018 training camp and pre-season, Carey remained on the opening roster for the 2018–19 season. He made debut in helping the Senators claim their first win of the campaign in a 5–3 decision over the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 6, 2018.[15] Carey was scoreless in 5 games for Ottawa before he was placed on waivers and sent to AHL affiliate, the Belleville Senators, on October 24.[16] After 29 games in Belleville, Carey was traded by Ottawa and acquired for a second time by the Boston Bruins in exchange for Cody Goloubef on January 11, 2019.[17] He was assigned to continue in the AHL with the Providence Bruins. On March 26, Carey signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Bruins.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Indiana Ice USHL 60 34 32 66 32 4 1 2 3 2
2008–09 Boston College HE 24 5 4 9 8
2009–10 Boston College HE 41 9 12 21 29
2010–11 Boston College HE 38 13 13 26 18
2011–12 Boston College HE 44 18 12 30 30
2011–12 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 72 19 22 41 29
2013–14 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 54 8 13 21 42
2013–14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 12 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 43 13 14 27 16
2014–15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 10 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 17 2 5 7 10 4 1 0 1 4
2015–16 Hershey Bears AHL 44 13 18 31 18
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 4 1 0 1 0
2016–17 Hershey Bears AHL 55 24 31 55 29 4 1 1 2 0
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 New York Rangers NHL 60 7 7 14 20
2018–19 Ottawa Senators NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Belleville Senators AHL 29 5 22 27 16
2018–19 Providence Bruins AHL 30 22 11 33 14 4 0 1 1 0
2018–19 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 99 8 8 16 20 4 0 0 0 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
USHL
Second All-Star Team 2008 [19]
All-Rookie Team 2008 [20]
College
NCAA All-Tournament Team 2012 [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USHL announces finalists for League Awards". United States Hockey League. April 2, 2008. Archived from the original on August 5, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Avalanche sign Boston College forward Paul Carey". Denver Post. April 11, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "Avalanche signs Carey". Colorado Avalanche. April 11, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "By the numbers: Paul Carey". Lake Erie Monsters. May 2, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "'Avalanche way' In place for times like this". Colorado Avalanche. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "Avs brass networking future". Denver Post. March 11, 2013. Retrieved February 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "Varlamov notches 100th NHL win, Avs edge Blackhawks". CBS Sports. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "Avalanche builds early lead, stifles Coyotes in win". Colorado Avalanche. February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Bruins announce trade deadline transactions". Boston Bruins. March 2, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "Capitals sign Paul Carey". Washington Capitals. July 8, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  11. ^ "Capitals vs Devils boxscore". ESPN. February 6, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with free agent forward Paul Carey". New York Rangers. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Top pick Filip Chytil, 18, makes Rangers opening day roster". Newsday.com. October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  14. ^ "Senators sign centre Paul Carey to one-year, two-way contract". Ottawa Senators. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Chabot score twice for Senators in win over Maple Leafs". National Hockey League. October 6, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  16. ^ Ottawa Senators (October 24, 2018). "Sens re-assign Carey to Belleville". Twitter. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Bruins acquire Paul Carey from Ottawa in exchange for Cody Goloubef". Boston Bruins. January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  18. ^ "Bruins Sign Paul Carey To 2-Year, 2-Way Contract Extension". NHL.com. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  19. ^ "Player Bio – Paul Carey". Boston College Eagles. January 2, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2010.
  20. ^ "Paul Carey Biography". Hockeysfuture.com. March 29, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2010.

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