SAN JOSE- San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Ryan Carpenter (@CarpyDeuces) to a one-year contract.
Carpenter, 25, led the Barracuda in points (55) and assists (37) in 66 AHL games last season. His plus-20 rating led all Barracuda players (T-15th in the league) in his second full professional campaign, and his 37 helpers ranked T-18th in the AHL. In four postseason games with the Barracuda, Carpenter registered one goal, one assist and a plus-3 rating. He was named the winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the 2015-16 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year, presented annually to an AHL player for his outstanding contributions to his local community and charitable organizations. In addition, Carpenter made his NHL debut last season with San Jose on Dec. 12 vs. Minnesota.
In 100 career collegiate games with Bowling Green, Carpenter registered 79 points (37-42=79) and 51 penalty minutes, while serving as team captain his sophomore and junior seasons. In his freshman season (2011-12), he was honored with the Bowling Green Rookie of the Year Award and led the team in assists (19) and points (30).
Prior to attending Bowling Green, Carpenter spent two seasons (2009-11) with Sioux City of the USHL, where he tallied 23 goals and 44 assists in 117 career games.
A six-foot, 195-pound native of Oviedo, Florida, Carpenter was signed by San Jose as an undrafted free agent on March 26, 2014.