New York Islanders

Matt Carkner
current status: In the minors
Birth Date:November 3, 1980 (34 years old)
Place of Birth:Winchester, Ont.
Experience:7 years
Drafted:Drafted by Montreal in 1999 (2/58).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2012.
Scouting Report
Assets: Is a willing combatant who takes on all comers and an excellent teammate. Can play a sound defensive role from the back end when he keeps it simple. Can also play wing, if needed.
Flaws: Can take a lot of bad penalties. Doesn't own enough skating speed to keep up with fast NHL forwards. No matter where he plays, his offensive contributions are always minimal. Injuries are a big issue.
Career Potential: Physical and team-first defenseman, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AHL Yanick Dupre Memorial Award 2006-07

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