The New Jersey Devils today signed defenseman Connor Carrick to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1,500,000. The contract breakdown is as follows: 2019-20: $1,500,000 and 2020-21: $1,500,000. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Carrick, 25, posted two goals and nine assists for 11 points and 19 penalty minutes in 34 games during his fourth full professional season in the NHL, splitting time between the Dallas Stars and New Jersey Devils. He was acquired February 23, 2019, from the Dallas Stars in a trade for defenseman Ben Lovejoy. He made his Devils debut Feb. 25 vs. Montreal, recording his third career multi-point game, with two assists. He recorded his first goal as a Devil Apr. 1 vs. New York Rangers, notching the game-winner in a 4-2 victory.
The 5-11, 190lb., Orland Park, Illinois native completed his fourth NHL season having also played with Washington, Toronto, and Dallas. In 201 career NHL games played, he has scored 11 goals, 30 assists for 41 points and registered 135 penalty minutes.
Carrick has represented the United States internationally at the 2012 and 2014 World Junior Championships, winning the Gold Medal in 2012, appearing in six games and recording two goals and two assists for four points. During the 2015-16 regular season, was named to the AHL All-Star Game and earned AHL Playoffs Most Goals by a Defenseman (7), AHL Playoffs Most Points (18) and AHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (18). He notched 77 points, 20 goals, and 57 assists, in 142 AHL regular-season games. Born on April 13, 1994, he was Washington's sixth selection, 137th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft.