Carrick is a prized NHL asset: a right-shot defenseman who skates swiftly and has strong offensive skills. He is not physically imposing (5-foot-11, 193 pounds) but his versatility and mobility help him overcome that.
A native of Orland Park, Ill., and product of USA Hockey's National Team Development program, Carrick was selected by the Washington Capitals in the fifth round (No. 137) of the 2012 NHL Draft. Carrick then spent the 2012-13 season in the Ontario Hockey League with Plymouth before turning pro.