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Sam Carrick
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Born Template:Bda
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
San Diego Gulls (AHL)
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 144th overall, 2010
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2012–present

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).

Sam was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round (144th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Sam played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Brampton Battalion. On April 1, 2012, He was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In the 2012–13 season, he made his professional debut with ECHL club, the Idaho Steelheads. in 50 games with the Steelheads, he scored 16 goals and 37 points before he was re-assigned 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, Sam 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.

On March 26, 2015, Sam would score his first NHL goal against the Florida Panthers and was named 3rd star of the game.

As an impending restricted free agent, Sam was not tendered a qualifying offer from the Maple Leafs following the 2015–16 season.

On July 1, 2016, Sam was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. He 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.

On March 1, 2017, Sam 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.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Brampton Battalion OHL 61 10 11 21 47 21 1 0 1 16
2009–10 Brampton Battalion OHL 66 21 21 42 96 8 2 2 4 8
2010–11 Brampton Battalion OHL 59 16 23 39 74 4 0 1 1 4
2011–12 Brampton Battalion OHL 68 37 30 67 104 8 4 4 8 16
2012–13 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 50 16 21 37 70
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 19 2 2 4 18 5 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Toronto Marlies AHL 62 14 21 35 115 14 5 4 9 10
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 59 9 18 27 112 5 1 2 3 4
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 1 1 2 9
2015–16 Toronto Marlies AHL 52 16 18 34 90 12 0 5 5 19
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 4
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 57 11 17 28 85
NHL totals 19 1 1 2 13

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Ontario WHC17 Template:Gold1 6 1 3 4 14
Junior totals 6 1 3 4 14

Personal LifeEdit

Sam 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 (born 1990), Trevor (born 1994) and Josh (born 1995) have all played major junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Trevor was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and is currently playing with AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers.

Sam is also a cousin to Bobby Hughes of the Gwinnett Gladiators in the ECHL.