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Matt Carkner
Matt Carkner
Defenseman  - NYI
Number: 7
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 233
Shoots: Right
Born: Nov 3, 1980  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Winchester, ON, Canada
Drafted: MTL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (58th overall)
ISLANDERS TRANSACTIONS:
Signed by the Islanders as a free agent to a three-year deal on July 1, 2012.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round (58th overall) of the 1999 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks on June 6, 2001. Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 23, 2006. Signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators on July 3, 2007.

LAST SEASON:
Recorded three assists in 53 games during his second season with the Islanders and his fifth full NHL campaign...Led the Islanders and finished eighth in the NHL with 149 penalty minutes, including nine majors...Tied for fifth in the NHL with five misconducts...Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Nov. 19 at Toronto...Recorded a single-game career-high 23 penalty minutes on Apr. 6 at Columbus.

CAREER:
2012-13: Appeared in 22 games during his first season with the Islanders, recording two assists...Finished second on the team in penalty minutes (46), including four majors...Suffered a groin injury in practice on Feb. 6 and was placed on injured reserve until Mar. 21, missing 20 games.  2011-12: Was limited to 29 games during his third full NHL season with the Ottawa Senators, scoring three points (1g/2a) with 33 penalty minutes...Missed the first 29 games of the season with a knee injury...Played an American Hockey League conditioning stint with the Binghamton Senators, appearing in three games from Dec. 3-7 (0g/1a)...Made his NHL season debut on Dec. 10 vs. Vancouver...Finished with an even rating for the third-straight season.  2010-11: Scored seven points (1g/6a) in 50 games with Ottawa during his second full season in the NHL...Finished second on the Senators and 19th in the NHL with 136 penalty minutes...Appeared in his 100th career NHL game on Nov. 13 at Boston...Reached 300 career penalty minutes on Jan. 18 vs. Anaheim...Recorded his first career multi-assist game on Jan. 13 at NY Islanders...Missed the final 20 games of the season with a lower-body injury.  2009-10: Played in 81 games with Ottawa during his first full NHL season, establishing career highs in goals (2), assists (9), points (11) and penalty minutes (190)...Ranked first amongst Senators and tied for fifth in the NHL in penalty minutes...Scored his first NHL goal and second career assist (first multi-point game) on Oct. 8 vs NY Islanders...Missed one game to injury on Mar. 18 at Atlanta.  2008-09: Scored 21 points (3g/18a) in 67 games with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League during his eighth professional season...Also appeared in one NHL game with Ottawa against Boston on Jan. 7...Finished second on Binghamton in penalty minutes (210)...Had two multi-point games, including a three-assist effort vs. Syracuse on Dec. 26...Scored the game-winning goal vs. Rochester on Jan. 14.  2007-08: Scored 25 points (10g/15a) in 67 games during his first season with Binghamton...Finished second on the team in penalty minutes (218)...Tied his career-high in goals...Suffered an injury during Ottawa’s training camp and missed the first eight games of the season...Had five two-point games.  2006-07: Established AHL career highs in games played (75) and assists (24) during his first season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and sixth in the AHL...Tied his career high in points (30)...Won the AHL’s Yanick Dupré Memorial Award for outstanding humanitarian contribution...Appeared in eight Calder Cup Playoff games, scoring one goal.  2005-06: Made his NHL debut, appearing in one game with the San Jose Sharks and recording his first NHL assist vs. Calgary on Feb. 6...Also appeared in 69 AHL games with the Cleveland Barons, scoring a career-best 30 points (10g/20a)...Finished second on Cleveland with 202 penalty minutes.  2004-05: Recorded 10 assists in 73 games during his fourth professional season with Cleveland...Served as team captain...Selected as Barons American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for the second consecutive year...Finished the season as the franchise leader in games played (246) and penalty minutes (746).  2003-04: Scored 13 points (2g/11a) in 60 games during his third professional season with Cleveland...Led Cleveland in plus-minus (+18) and ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (115)...Made his Calder Cup Playoffs debut, recording three assists in nine games.  2002-03: Missed most of his second professional season with a knee injury, appearing in just 39 contests with Cleveland...Scored one goal and four assists with 104 penalty minutes.  2001-02: Made his professional debut with Cleveland, posting three assists in 74 games as a rookie...Finished second amongst team defensemen in games played...Led the club and placed fifth in the AHL with 335 penalty minutes.

NHL PLAYOFFS:
2013: Recorded one assist in four games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh.  2012: Appeared in four Eastern Conference Quarterfinal games for Ottawa against the NY Rangers...Recorded one assist and 21 penalty minutes as Ottawa lost the series in seven games...Received a one-game suspension for fighting an unwilling combatant (Brian Boyle) in Game 2 on Apr. 14.  2010: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with Ottawa in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Pittsburgh...Scored one goal with 12 penalty minutes in six games as Ottawa lost the series in six games...Scored the game-winning goal in the longest playoff game in Senators history (107:06) on Apr. 22 at Pittsburgh.

JUNIOR:
2000-01: Scored 16 points (8g/8a) in 53 games during his fourth and final junior season with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League...Appeared in a career-high seven OHL Playoff games, collecting three assists. 1999-00: Finished first on Peterborough in penalty minutes (177) during his third OHL season...Served as team captain...Recorded one assist in five playoff games. 1998-99: Scored a junior career-high 18 points (2g/16a) in 60 games during his second season with Peterborough...Named the OHL Eastern Conference’s most improved player...Led his team in penalty minutes with 173...Added 20 penalty minutes in five playoff games. 1997-98: Played in 57 games as an OHL rookie with Peterborough, recording six assists and 121 penalty minutes...Also made his OHL playoff debut, appearing in four games.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 34 13 1 .911 2.48
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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