William Carrier

Mason Black

2018-06-09

William Carrier - Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports

William Carrier, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 198

Born: 1994-12-20

Hometown: Pierrefonds, Quebec

Drafted: 2013 by St. Louis Blues, 57th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

June 2018 – In his first season with the Golden Knights Carrier spent the entire year in the NHL, for the first time in his career. Unfortunately it was derailed multiple times with extensive injuries, and he was only able to suit up for 37 games – posting one goal and two assists. He is a power forward that isn’t afraid to throw his body around, but outside of bangers and mash type leagues, he doesn’t hold much fantasy value. That being said, he had one of the worst IPPs in the entire NHL, which is a stat that typically regresses back to league averages. So, one can expect that if he’s able to stay healthy and maintain in the Vegas lineup he should be able to produce at a higher pace by contributing more on the offensive side compared to what he did this past year. Mason Black

 

June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights have selected William Carrier in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag

 

December 2016 – William Carrier has impressed many with his offensive zone awareness, elusiveness, and contribution in his own end this year with the Sabres as well as the Amerks. Carrier received a recall November 4th and has stuck with the club, discounting some assignments during off-days, through the remainder of the month. Carrier notched his first NHL goal on a tip-in past former Cape Breton Screaming Eagle, Marc-André Fleury. Carrier has been put on the Sabres top line and counted on as being the gritty playmaker for Ryan O’Reilly and Kyle Okposo. Max Marko

 

October 2015 – Carrier dressed for two preseason games, recorded zero points, four penalty minutes and one shot in just over 11 minutes of ice time per game. Carrier will head to Rochester to compete to make the top 6 forwards. Carrier will need to prove he still has an offensive game and isn’t just an energy third liner. If he makes it to the NHL, he is likely going to be a third liner who can give you some penalty minutes and maybe a couple of points per year. Paul Zwambag

 

June 2015 – Carrier had a very tough first year with the Rochester Americans, a good reason is he was the youngest player to lace them up for the Amerks this year. I’m sure Carrier wouldn’t use that as an excuse and will want to try to show the Buffalo brass that he is a key piece of the Ryan Miller trade and not just a throw in prospect. He is one of the few left wingers with upside in the Buffalo prospect pool. Carrier finished with 21 points in 63 games played. A couple more seasons of adjusting to the professional game will help Carrier in the long term, Buffalo will have to have patience with Carrier if they hope for him to suit up for the Sabres in the future. The Sabres have the time to teach Carrier the professional game with Kane, Moulson and Foligno as their top left wingers. Still two to three years away, projected to be a two way winger in the bottom six of the lineup. Paul Zwambag

 

March 2014 – Carrier has been traded to the Buffalo Sabres as part of a package including Jaroslav