Friday, June 27, 2008

Flyers re-sign Carter

The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed center Jeff Carter to a multiple-year contract on Friday. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

"Jeff is a terrific young player who has come up through our organization and we believe that he is only going to get better,” said general manager Paul Holmgren. “It is a priority for us to keep our core of young players intact and signing Jeff allows us to do that.”

“I’m very excited to be staying in Philadelphia,” added Carter. “We have great group of guys on this team and I can’t wait to get back on the ice and continue where we left off last season.”

Carter, 23, recorded 29 goals and 24 assists for 53 points and 55 penalty minutes in 82 games for the Flyers this past season. He was the only member of the Flyers to play all 82 regular season games and all 17 playoff games in 2007-08. In addition, Carter led the team with 260 shots, while finishing tied for third on the team in goals and game-winning goals (5). His 29 goals and 53 points were new career highs.

He also registered six goals and five assists for 11 points and 12 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games, as the Flyers reached the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals.

In 225 career regular season games over three NHL seasons (2005-06 through 2007-08), Carter has registered 66 goals and 66 assists for 132 points and 143 penalty minutes. He has 11 points (6G,5A) and 22 penalty minutes in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was drafted by the Flyers in the first round (11th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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