Ryan Michael Carter
Center
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 8.3.83 White Bear Lake, Minnesota
How he arrived: Claimed off of waivers from the Florida Panthers, 10.26.11
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild, 10.6.14
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
When Peter DeBoer saw that Carter was available on the waiver wire, he made a recommendation to Lou Lamoriello,
thinking that he could be of use. (No bullshit, either.) The team was already down two centers through injury (Travis
Zajac and Jacob Josefson), so Lou put the claim in.

He has been described as a role player. I immediately picked up on that when I went to look at his career stats. (I had
forgotten that he had played for the Ducks for a few seasons already, but that's another story.) And I was immediately
fine with that, with all the top 6 and potential top 6 players that are already there.

The role he had been playing, he had been doing okay.

The Devils were actually his fourth team inside approximately a calendar year. (Ducks, Hurricanes, and Panthers, in
that order, were the others.)

He attended Devils' camp unsigned in 2014, but ultimately became a victim, we'll say, of a numbers game. With the
depth displayed at forward, he decided at the end of camp to sign with the Wild.
Entry Draft: None
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2011-12
NJ
65
4
4
8
-12
84
47
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2012-13
NJ
44
6
9
15
-2
31
63
0
0
0
1
2
3
1
2013-14
NJ
62
7
3
10
-6
35
69
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
Franchise
Career Totals
 
171
17
16
33
-20
150
179
0
0
0
1
3
4
3
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2011-12
NJ
23
5
2
7
4
32
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Franchise
Career Totals
 
23
5
2
7
4
32
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise