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Matt Carkner  #7

New York Islanders  Defenseman
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: November 3, 1980  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 5" BIRTHPLACE: Winchester, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 234 DRAFTED: MTL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)

- Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Nov. 19 at Toronto

Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution) (2007) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, June 6, 2001. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to knee injury vs. Utah (AHL), January 4, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 23, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 1. 2012. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to knee surgery, October 3, 2011 and as a healthy reserve. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to wrist injury vs. Pittsburgh, February 5, 2013 and as a healthy reserve.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery