Matt Carkner

  • Height: 6'5
  • Weight: 233 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 7 years
  • Birthdate: Nov 3, 1980
  • Birthplace: Winchester, Ont.
  • Drafted: Drafted by Montreal in 1999 (2/58).
Scouting Report
Was a willing combatant who took on all comers and was an excellent teammate. Could play a sound defensive role from the back end when he kept it simple. Could also play the wing position, if required.
Took a lot of bad penalties. Did not own enough skating speed to keep up with fast NHL forwards. No matter where he played, his offensive contributions were always minimal. Injuries were an issue.
Career Potential:
Physical, depth and team-first defenseman.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
AHL Yanick Dupre Memorial Award 2006-07