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Anson Carter

Anson Carter
Anson Carter.jpg
Carter with the Vancouver Canucks in 2005.
BornJune 6, 1974 (age 41)
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)
PositionRight Wing
Played forWashington Capitals
Boston Bruins
Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
Vancouver Canucks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Carolina Hurricanes
HC Lugano
National team Canada
NHL Draft220th overall, 1992
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career1996–2008
Anson Horace Carter (born June 6, 1974) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger of Barbadian descent[1] who last played for HC Lugano in the Swiss Nationalliga A. In the past, he has played for eight different National Hockey League teams, most notably with the Boston BruinsEdmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. He is also the founder of Big Up Entertainment, arecord label specializing in hip hop music. He attended high school at Agincourt Collegiate Institute and attended college and played collegiately at Michigan State University.
Carter was born in TorontoOntario, but grew up in ScarboroughOntario.

Playing career

Carter was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 10th round, 220th overall, after playing AAA level hockey in the Metro Toronto Hockey League.
After completing his AAA hockey career, Carter played one season in the Metro Junior 'A' Hockey League for the Wexford Raiders, scoring 18 goals and adding 22 assists for 40 points in 42 games,[2] helping the Raiders to a league title as a result of sweeping the Bramalea Blues 4-0 in the championship final. (Incidentally, the Raiders' Head Coach was Stan Butler, current Director of Hockey Operations & Head Coach with the Ontario Hockey League's North Bay Battalion).[3]
Carter went on to play four years at Michigan State University, earning himself honours on the CCHA First All-Star Team in 1994 and 1995, Second All-Star Team in 1996, as well as the NCAA West Second All-American Team in 1995.[4]
On April 3, 1996, the Nordiques' successor, the Colorado Avalanche, traded his rights to the Washington Capitals for a fourth-round pick in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
Carter made his professional début in 1996–97, splitting his time with the Capitals and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates, before being traded to the Boston Bruins on March 1, 1997. As part of a blockbuster deal, Carter was sent withJason AllisonJim Carey, a conditional pick in the 1998 draft and a third-round pick in the 1997 draft to the Bruins for Adam OatesBill Ranford and Rick Tocchet.
After spending several seasons with the Bruins, Carter was dealt along with a conditional pick in the 2003 draft, a first- and a second-round pick in the 2001 draft to the Edmonton Oilers for Bill Guerin and a first-round pick in the 2001 draft. In his second season with Edmonton, Carter would record career-highs in assists (32) and points (60). However, he was still deemed expendable, and was traded once again to the New York Rangers along with Ales Pisa for Radek Dvořák and Cory Cross on March 11, 2003.
At the completion of the 2002–03 season, Carter played for Team Canada in the 2003 World Championships. Over 14 minutes into the first overtime of the gold medal game against Sweden, Carter beat Swedish goaltender Mikael Tellqvist with a wraparound goal. The goal was contested for several minutes before replays confirmed that Tellqvist had stopped the puck behind the goal line. It was Canada's first World Championship win in five years.[5]
Lasting half a season with the Rangers, he was traded back to the Capitals on January 23, 2004, for Jaromír Jágr. His second go with the Capitals was even more short-lived than his stint with New York, as he was flipped to the Los Angeles Kings for Jared Aulin just over a month later on March 8, 2004.
On August 16, 2005, Carter signed a one-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks as an unrestricted free agent.[6] He played in Vancouver on the second offensive line with identical twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin, where the trio were known colloquially as the "Brothers Line".[7] He set a new career high in goals with 33, leading the team, and earned the Canucks' Most Exciting Player Award. However, he did not re-sign with the Canucks at the end of the season due to a contract dispute.
On September 13, 2006, Carter signed a one-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets,[8] but was traded once again to the Carolina Hurricanes on February 23, 2007, for a fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft.[9]
In September 2007, Carter rejoined the Edmonton Oilers on a try-out basis during their training camp, and played one exhibition game before being released on October 2, 2007.[10] Without an NHL job, on November 5, Carter joined HC Lugano of the Swiss Nationalliga A.

Big Up Entertainment

Carter founded the Big Up Entertainment label in March 2005. The label's first release was from Richmond, Virginia, natives Main & Merc. Big Up Entertainment hopes to release apparel and movies in addition to music.[11]
Carter is now living in AtlantaGeorgia,

Anson Carter on the bottom left of a faceoff with the Vancouver Canucks

Career statistics

Regular seasonPlayoffs
1991-92Wexford RaidersMetro Junior 'A' Hockey League4218224024
1992–93Michigan State SpartansCCHA3619113020
1993–94Michigan State SpartansCCHA3930245436
1994–95Michigan State SpartansCCHA3934175140
1995–96Michigan State SpartansCCHA4223204336
1996–97Portland PiratesAHL2719193811
1996–97Washington CapitalsNHL193257
1996–97Boston BruinsNHL1985132
1997–98Boston BruinsNHL781627433161120
1998–99Boston BruinsNHL5524164022124370
1999–00Boston BruinsNHL5922254714
2000–01Edmonton OilersNHL611626422363144
2001–02Edmonton OilersNHL8228326025
2002–03Edmonton OilersNHL6825305520
2002–03New York RangersNHL111456
2003–04New York RangersNHL431071714
2003–04Washington CapitalsNHL1955106
2003–04Los Angeles KingsNHL150110
2005–06Vancouver CanucksNHL8133225541
2006–07Columbus Blue JacketsNHL5410172716
2006–07Carolina HurricanesNHL101012
2007–08HC LuganoNLA1535822
NHL totals6742022194212292485134

Awards and honours

All-CCHA First Team1993-94
All-CCHA First Team1994-95
AHCA West Second-Team All-American1994–95
All-CCHA Second Team1995-96
Vancouver Canucks Most Exciting Player Award2005-06


  • June 21, 1995 – Rights transferred to the Colorado Avalanche after Quebec Nordiques relocation.
  • April 3, 1996 – Traded by the Colorado Avalanche to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Washington's 1996 4th round draft choice.
  • November 15, 2000 – Traded by the Boston Bruins, along with Boston's 2001 1st round draft choice and Boston's 2001 2nd round draft choice to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Bill Guerin and future considerations.
  • January 23, 2004 – Traded by the New York Rangers to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Jaromír Jágr.
  • August 17, 2005 – Signed a one-year, $1 million contract as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks.
  • September 13, 2006 – Signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

International play

Anson Carter
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place2003Finland
Gold medal – first place1997Finland
World Juniors
Gold medal – first place1994Czech Republic
Played for Canada in:

International statistics

Senior int'l totals2063912