Excellent shot, although questions linger about his skating. Size is no longer an issue, nor is work ethic. He has leadership intangibles as well as the ability to play in the middle as well as on a wing.
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August 2021 – After the Isles didn’t tender him a qualifying offer, Carpenter signed a one-year AHL deal with the Milwaukee Admirals, an affiliate of the Predators. He has great genes from his father Bobby, but his skill level is much more modest than his dad, who played in almost 1,200 NHL games. His hard-working son must carve out a pro career based on desire and hard work. Mark Allan
July 2021 – In spite of working diligently to improve his game, and carrying the genes of one-time NHL 53-goal scorer Bobby, the younger Carpenter got into just 19 games in a pandemic-shortened AHL schedule. He’s a hard worker with leadership qualities, so he might still carve out a big-league career, but he wasn’t tendered a qualifying offer and his future might not be with the Islanders. Mark Allan
July 2021 – It was an unremarkable second AHL campaign. At 24, the RFA needs to start getting noticed. Mark Allan
February 2021 – The 24-year-old started hot in his second “full” AHL campaign with two scores in his first three outings with Bridgeport. Mark Allan
June 2020 – The AHL rookie scored twice in his final three games before play was suspended, which left him with just four goals and eight assists in 28 appearances. He works hard to improve his game, so his sec