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Jeff Carter
NUMBER: 77 BIRTHDATE: January 1, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 212 DRAFTED: PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> Carter is enjoying the most productive of his four NHL seasons, mounting a serious challenge to become the first Flyers player to lead the League in goals since Reg Leach tallied 61 in 1975-76. He also is on pace to finish among the NHL top five in game-winning goals, shorthanded goals and shots. <br /> <br /> Carter was the Flyers' top selection and the 11th overall pick in the eventful first round of the 2003 Entry Draft in which Philadelphia also landed center Mike Richards 24th overall. Carter built a solid pre-NHL resume by capturing All-Tournament honors for Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2004 and 2005 and leading the Philadelphia Phantoms to the Calder Cup in 2005 with an AHL playoff-best 12 goals and 23 points. <br /> <br /> In 2007-08, Carter led the Flyers in shots with 260 and recorded career-high totals in games (82), goals (29), assists (24) and points (53). <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On his linemates: &quot;We complement each other real well. [Joffrey Lupul] is a real finesse guy; he has a lot of speed, which helps my game out, too. [Scott Hartnell] just crashes and bangs, gets to the net, creates a lot of space for myself and Lups.&quot; <br /> <br /> On having a breakout season: &quot;I always knew that I could score. I think this year I just started to play with a lot of confidence right off the bat.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Flyers GM Paul Holmgren: &quot;I get a sense that when he gets the puck, people are on the edge of their seats because something special is going to happen.&quot; <br /> <br /> Flyers head coach John Stevens: &quot;He creates offense from being very responsible defensively. He doesn't cheat. He's a very good positional player and he competes hard without the puck.&quot; <br /> <br /> Flyers forward Mike Knuble: &quot;You see guys that have the ingredients that Jeff has, but never in the same person. It's always somebody who has the big shot, somebody who can fly up and down the ice, somebody who's a great defender. He combines all of that.&quot; <br /> <br /> Flyers goaltender Antero Niittymaki: &quot;His shot is the hardest shot I've ever seen in my life.&quot; <br /> <br /> Flyers forward and linemate Scott Hartnell: &quot;Half his goals are coming off the rush, where he blows by a D-man and goes top shelf. It's hard to find guys like that who are big and strong and fast with a big shot.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=399648&amp;cmpid=rss">Carter realizing his potential in Philly</a><br /> <a href="http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20081202_Flyers__Carter__A_star_in_the_making.html?viewAll=y">A star in the making</a><br /> <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/nhl/flyers/2008-12-12-jeff-carter_N.htm">Carter's long-stick firepower is like no one else's</a><br /> <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iKM94j8r8buyDgCuClXxRv26iAnw">Quiet Flyers forward Carter causing a stir on the ice</a><br /> <br /> <!--<a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nbcbayarea.com/sports/hockey/Joe_Thornton_and_the_Game_of_Risk_Bay_Area.html">Bay Area Sports: The Game of Risk</a><br /><br>-->
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp