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James Carson

James Carson

Center
BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Southfield, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: LAK / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year) (1985) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1986) NHL All-Rookie Team (1987) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989) Traded to Edmonton by Los Angeles with Martin Gelinas, Los Angeles' 1st round choices in 1989 (later traded to New Jersey New Jersey selected Jason Miller), 1991 (Martin Rucinsky) and 1993 (Nick Stajduhar) Entry Drafts and cash for Wayne Gretzky, Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley, August 9, 1988. Traded to Detroit by Edmonton with Kevin McClelland and Edmonton's 5th round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Brad Layzell) in 1991 Entry Draft for Petr Klima, Joe Murphy, Adam Graves and Jeff Sharples, November 2, 1989. Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit with Marc Potvin and Gary Shuchuk for Paul Coffey, Sylvain Couturier and Jim Hiller, January 29, 1993. Traded to Vancouver by Los Angeles for Dixon Ward, January 8, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Hartford, July 15, 1994.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday