The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with 6-3, 200-pound center Jeff Carter, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
Carter, 25 (1/1/85), is in his sixth season with the Flyers. He was selected by the club in the first round (11th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft using a pick acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes in a 2001 trade for Daymond Langkow.
|Carter has spent his entire six-year career in Philadelphia. |
Following the completion of his junior career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League in 2004-05, Carter joined the Philadelphia Phantoms, where he helped the club win the 2005 Calder Cup with 12 goals and 11 assists for 23 points in 21 playoff games.
Carter made his NHL debut with the Flyers at the start of the 2005-06 season and scored his first career NHL goal vs. Florida on October 27, 2005. He posted 23 goals and 19 assists for 42 points in his rookie campaign while appearing in all but one game during the season.
During the 2008-09 season, Carter registered career highs in goals (46), assists (38) and points (84). He became the 13th player in team history to record 40 or more goals in a season and set a franchise record with five overtime points in a single season. He won the Toyota Cup that year, given annually to the player who accumulates the most points in a formula associated with being selected as one of the Three Stars in a game.
Carter appeared in all 82 games in both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons, and during the 2009-10 season he continued a consecutive-games streak that ended at 286 games when he suffered a foot injury on March 21, 2010 at Atlanta. The streak ranks as the third-longest in Flyers history.
In 16 games this season, Carter has scored eight goals and added six assists for 14 points in 16 games. He is tied for second on the Flyers in scoring and is tied for 10th in the league in goals scored. He is among nine NHL players who lead the league with three game-winning goals, and he ranks ninth in shots on goal.