Thursday, November 25, 2010

Carter traded to 'Canes

Former Minnesota State standout Ryan Carter was traded from the Anaheim Ducks to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Ducks put Carter on waivers earlier in the week, and after he cleared the wire was shipped to Raleigh for a pair of minor-league prospects.

Carter had been with the Ducks since leaving MSU in 2006. He became the first and only Maverick to get his name on the Stanley Cup, helping Anaheim in the playoffs in 2007.

Carter had one goal and two assists and 22 penalty minutes in 18 games for the Ducks while averaging 10:44 in ice time. Carolina officials said Carter will help his new teams on faceoffs and by killing penalties. This season, he has won 50 percent of his faceoffs.

"He has the experience of being on a winning team," 'Canes general manager Jim Rutherford said. "He's played in the league a few years. He's not necessarily a fourth-line guy player. He can play in the top nine if injuries come up."

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