Alexandre Carrier

by niko on November 18, 2017

Alexandre Carrier - photo courtesy: rds.ca

Alexandre Carrier, D

Shoots: L

Height: 5-11

Weight: 174

Born: 1996-10-08

Hometown:  Quebec, QC, CAN

Drafted: 2015 by Nashville Predators, 115th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2017 —Carrier finished his first season in the AHL with 39 points in 72 games and he added a couple of assists in three playoff games. Carrier had a cup of coffee with the Predators, but finished the season with the Admirals. He has a goal and three assists in 13 games this season with the Admirals.

After Samuel Girard’s trade to Colorado, Carrier is now the number one defensive prospect in the Predators system. Let’s imagine that the 21-year old defender makes the team out of camp next year, there are only so little minutes to go around outside the top-four that the Predators have right now. Then again, the Predators GM, David Poile has shown us that he is not afraid to make a trade when he can improve his team. It will be interesting to see how he will manage the wealth of defenders Poile has in his system.

Carrier will probably get some sheltered games with the Predators this season and log big minutes with the Admirals. Niko Salminen

January 2017 —Carrier is playing his first season with the Milwaukee Admirals. The 20-year old defender has four goals and 16 assists in 20 games. Prior to this he had two strong seasons with the Gatineau Olympiques, posting 102 points in 125 regular season games, plus another ten points in eleven playoff games. For the past three seasons he was the assistant captain for the Olympiques. He was drafted by the Nashville Predators at the 2015 NHL draft #115 overall, in the fourth round. Carrier was a candidate to play for Canada at the U20 WJC.

The Quebec native is a creative and dangerous defender who plays a solid game in both ends of the ice. He likes to handle the puck and make plays. An all-around, creative defenseman that can skate well, give crisp tape to tape passes and get pucks to the net with his effective shot. His shots on goal went up from 54 to 147 in three seasons. He is shooting the puck more and that shows in the goals column too. Goals went up from three to twelve in the same period of time. Carrier can fill the stats categories too. He had 64 penalty minutes last season and is already up to 50 minutes in 57 games this season with the Admirals.

He is not the biggest of defenders. His size and lack of stature may be an issue against bigger, faster forwards at the NHL level. Niko Salminen

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Carrier projects as a puck-moving, offensive defenseman with a top-four upside.

 

 

Footage:

Carrier scores first career goal:

 

 

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