Nashville, Tenn. (January 3, 2020) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Alexandre Carrier from Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, the team has placed defenseman Ryan Ellis on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Carrier, 23 (10/8/96), leads all Admirals defensemen and is tied for third on the team in points with 25 (4g-21a) through 34 games this season. After beginning the season with four assists in the first month of play, Carrier has paced all Milwaukee blueliners in points since the start of November, a month that featured a six-game point streak (2g-6a) and three multi-point outings. The 5-foot-11, 183-pound Carrier has picked up eight points (8a) in his last six contests, including a three-point (3a) performance on Dec. 20 vs. Cleveland. He's two goals from matching his career high of six, which he set in his rookie 2016-17 season, and has struck twice on the power play, one off his career high that was also set that season. This is Carrier's second career NHL recall. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 17, 2017 at Vancouver and appeared in one more game with the Predators two nights later against Calgary, tallying one shot on goal.
Originally drafted by Nashville in the fourth round (115th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, Carrier has played in 255 career AHL games with the Admirals, producing 129 points (19g-110a), the most by a Milwaukee blueliner since he made his debut in the 2016-17 season. In addition to being named an AHL All-Star in 2016-17, he is the only Admirals defenseman to tally 100 career assists since the team joined the AHL in 2001 and served as an alternate captain in 2018-19. The Quebec City, Que., native played four seasons with the QMJHL's Gatineau Olympiques prior to turning pro, recording 137 points (29g-108a) in 242 games.
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