Sam Carrick (born February 4, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently plays with the San Diego Gulls in the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round, 144th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
February 4, 1992|
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs
144th overall, 2010|
Toronto Maple Leafs
In the 2012–13 season, Carrick made his professional debut with ECHL club, the Idaho Steelheads. in 50 games with the Steelheads, Carrick scored 16 goals and 37 points before he was reassigned to AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies. He finished his rookie season with the Marlies scoring 2 goals in 19 games.
In the final year of his entry-level contract, Carrick received his first NHL recall by the Maple Leafs early into the 2014–15 season. He made his NHL debut in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on November 1, 2014. He would score his first NHL goal on March 26, 2015 against the Florida Panthers, and was named 3rd star of the game.
As an impending restricted free agent, Carrick was not tendered a qualifying offer from the Maple Leafs following the 2015–16 season. On July 1, 2016, Carrick was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. Carrick was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs to begin the 2016–17 season. He was second in team scoring with 28 points in 53 games before at the NHL trade deadline, Carrick was dealt by the Blackhawks, along with Spencer Abbott to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Kenton Helgesen and a 7th round pick in 2019 on March 1, 2017.
Carrick is the son to John F. and Jane Carrick. John played junior C hockey with the Stouffville 70s. He is the second of four brothers who are all accomplished ice hockey players: brothers Jake Carrick (born 1990), Trevor Carrick (born 1994) and Josh Carrick (born 1995), have all played major junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League. Trevor was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is currently playing with AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. Carrick is also a cousin to Bobby Hughes of the Gwinnett Gladiators in the ECHL.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2014–15||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||16||1||1||2||9||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||3||0||0||0||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||San Diego Gulls||AHL||15||3||8||11||20||10||4||3||7||14|
|2017–18||San Diego Gulls||AHL||67||13||28||41||83||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||San Diego Gulls||AHL||61||32||29||61||90||16||7||7||14||21|
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- "Sam Carrick named Gulls team captain". Anaheim Ducks. 2019-10-18. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
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- "Jake Carrick". Eliteprospects.com. 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- "Trevor Carrick". Eliteprospects.com. 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- "Josh Carrick". Eliteprospects.com. 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- "Bobby Hughes". Eliteprospects.com. 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2014-11-01.