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Matthew Carle

30-Year-Old Defenseman – Tampa Bay Lightning

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Carle's best fantasy days are behind him. Don't get us wrong -- he is going to deliver on the ice for close to another decade, but he has started to shape his game into a more defensive style as an undersized, top-four crease clearer. His power-play time will continue to dro...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 9/25/1984   BORN: Anchorage, Alaska   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #47 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matthew Carle Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $33 million deal with Tampa Bay in July 2012. The cap average is $5.5 million.

October 13, 2014  –  Matthew Carle News

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Carle picked up his first assist of the season in Monday's 7-1 win over Montreal. He also had one minor penalty and four blocked shots.

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Matthew Carle NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 21 12 3 3 6 -2 14 11 27.3 1 0 2 0 2
2006-07 22 77 11 30 41 9 30 111 9.9 1 0 8 0 8
2007-08 23 62 2 13 15 -8 26 63 3.2 1 0 2 0 2
2008-09 24 76 5 21 26 3 22 85 5.9 2 0 21:24 0 8 8 2:24 38 142
2009-10 25 80 6 29 35 19 16 137 4.4 1 0 23:08 2 12 14 2:31 35 136
2010-11 26 NHL PHI 82 1 39 40 30 23 117 0.9 0 0 21:59 0 2 2 2:36 51 157
2011-12 27 NHL PHI 82 4 34 38 4 36 132 3.0 0 0 23:01 3 9 12 2:59 55 164
2012-13 28 NHL TB 48 5 17 22 1 4 66 7.6 0 0 23:45 2 3 5 2:33 32 87
2013-14 29 NHL TB 82 2 29 31 11 28 115 1.7 0 0 22:11 1 6 7 1:29 46 161
2014-15 30 NHL TB 11 1 1 2 -1 8 9 11.1 0 0 20:46 1 0 1 0:31 4 17
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#1 Right Defenseman
  1. Matthew Carle
  2. Radko Gudas
  3. Andrej Sustr  DTD
  4. Mark Barberio
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Time On Ice Stats

20:46

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matthew Carle was on the ice for 20:46.

0:31

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matthew Carle was on the ice for 0:31 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 23:45 2:33
2013-14 22:11 1:29
2014-15 20:46 0:31

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Matthew Carle 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 30 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 24:00 2:19
Oct 28 ARI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 20:47 2:10
Oct 25 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:58 0:00
Oct 24 at WPG 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:09 0:26
Oct 21 at CGY 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:48 0:00
Oct 20 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 21:59 0:00
Oct 18 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:16 0:02
Oct 14 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:21 0:00
Oct 13 MON 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 19:32 0:43
Oct 11 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 21:43 0:00
Oct 9 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:49 0:00

Matthew Carle: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carle picked up an assist in Thursday's loss to the Flames. He has six points -- all assists -- in his last 24 games.

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Carle picked up an assist Monday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Phoenix. It is just his second assist in his last 12 games.

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Carle's assist Sunday was his first point in eight games.

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Carle (foot) is expected to play Thursday against the Predators, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

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Carle (foot) returned to practice Monday, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Carle sat out Wednesday's practice with a foot issue, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Carle has two goals and 23 assists through 58 games this season.

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Carle picked up an assist Sunday against Carolina. He now has 24 points in 50 games this season.

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Carle extended his career-best point and assist streaks to seven games (nine assists) when he picked up a power-play assist on Monday night.

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Carle contributed two assists and finished with a plus-6 rating in Saturday's win over the Flyers.

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Carle picked up two assists Sunday in a loss to Edmonton. He now has four points during his current three-game streak.

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Carle has gone seven games without a point, amassing a minus-4 rating in that span. He has just two points in his last 15 games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Carle scuffled in 2012-13. Sure, he had 22 points in 48 games, but seven of those came on a five-game streak in early April. And his poor showing in his first season with the Bolts meant he didn't even receive an invite to this past summer's Team USA's Olympic training camp. Ouch. He'll surely be motivated to prove them wrong, but is that enough to get him out from under the overrated banner? Probably not. Choose your players wisely on draft day. Can you afford to draft a sub-40 point defender who won't deliver PIMs or power-play points?

2012-13

Carle's second tour of duty in Tampa will be far better than his first. And paired with big Victor Hedman, we're going out on a limb to suggest he could deliver career numbers. His best work in Philly came alongside big, snarly Chris Pronger. Hedman isn't as "ugly" as Pronger, but his size will give Carle room to conduct the orchestra. Who'll benefit most? Steven Stamkos, Marty St. Louis, et al., who will find breaking out of the zone far easier than it has been in years. Fifty points are a stretch, but he could come close. Very, very close.

2011-12

Carle didn't miss a contest last season and proved to be one of the top blueliners at producing assists, finishing with 39 helpers. His plus-30 rating was also among the tops for defensemen. Carle has steadily improved in each of his three NHL seasons, and just 27 years young, there's no reason to believe he won't be able to continue the trend.

2010-11

Carle got off to a quick start to the 2009-10 campaign, notching 10 points in the season's first month, but his production petered out the rest of the season and he never again had a double-digit month. Carle, who turns 26 in October, has not been able to match his breakout year of 2006-07, when he had 41 points, and it now looks like that 40-point threshold may be his ceiling. Look for him to finish with just a handful of goals and somewhere around 30 assists — with a nice number of those coming with the man advantage.

2009-10

Carle will likely start the season in the second defensive pairing for the Flyers with some additional PP time. The surprisingly well-traveled youngster has not lived up to his high billing and contract extension (then in San Jose) from 2007. He will get that opportunity but will be pressed by a multitude of young defensemen in the Flyers organization. He'll need to produce and play a solid two-way game early on in order for his confidence and the confidence of the organization to remain.

2008-09

Carle had an outstanding rookie season and then slipped off the face of the hockey earth in his sophomore season. In fact, he was a healthy scratch 22 times last season. Now he hopes to rekindle his first-year magic in a new town and make fans forget about Dan Boyle. Carle is mobile and talented, and should be able to orchestrate the power play with precision. He still needs work at even-strength but that will come -- he is just 24 after all.

2006-07

Anyone who watched Carle rack up points for three years at Denver University probably wasn’t surprised by his heady pro debut at the end of last season (3-3-6 in 12 games). After all, Carle had 63 points in 39 games in his final year at DU, snagging the Hobey Baker Award (hockey’s Heisman Trophy) on the way out. The Sharks no doubt are comfortable letting Carle be their quarterback because they traded Tom Preissing in the offseason. So long as Carle doesn’t skimp on his defensive responsibilities – head coach Ron Wilson won’t look kindly to that – he’s got an excellent chance to be one of the best sleepers of the season.

2005-06

Talented offensive defenseman in college could have a shot at an NHL career down the road. Just turned 21 in September 2005 so don't expect to much immediately.