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Matt Carle

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Tampa Bay Lightning

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There was no outlook written for Matt Carle in 2015-16. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 197   DOB: 9/25/1984   BORN: Anchorage, Alaska   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #47 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Carle Contract Information:

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

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Carle was benched again Tuesday, something that has become all too familiar for the defender this season. "It's gutwrenching," said Carle. He has zero points and a minus-6 rating in 33 games this season.

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Matt 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 59 4 14 18 12 26 73 5.5 0 0 20:29 1 0 1 0:44 26 104
2015-16 31 NHL TB 36 0 0 0 -6 18 32 0.0 0 0 15:54 0 0 0 0:09 14 42
2015-16 Proj 31 NHL TB 76 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Matt Carle

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Time On Ice Stats

15:54

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Matt Carle was on the ice for 15:54.

0:09

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Matt Carle was on the ice for 0:09 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 22:11 1:29
2014-15 20:29 0:44
2015-16 15:54 0:09

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Matt Carle
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 5 PIT Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 3 DET Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 27 TOR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 23 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:36 0:00
2016-1Jan 21 CHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 19 EDM Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 17 FLA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 15 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 7:46 0:00
2016-1Jan 12 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 12:49 0:17
2016-1Jan 9 @VAN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 8 @EDM Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 5 @CGY Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 2 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 15:27 0:00
2015-12Dec 30 NYR 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:37 0:00
2015-12Dec 28 MON Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 26 CLM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 22 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:31 0:00
2015-12Dec 20 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:55 0:00
2015-12Dec 18 @WAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 15 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 7:35 0:00
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2015-12Dec 14 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 12:24 0:00
2015-12Dec 12 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:13 0:00
2015-12Dec 10 OTT Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 6 @LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:00 0:25
2015-12Dec 5 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:00 0:00
2015-12Dec 2 @ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:02 0:06
2015-11Nov 28 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:26 0:15
2015-11Nov 27 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:44 0:00
2015-11Nov 25 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:40 0:20
2015-11Nov 21 ANA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:38 1:07
2015-11Nov 19 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:53 0:00
2015-11Nov 16 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 16:15 0:31
2015-11Nov 14 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:19 0:00
2015-11Nov 12 CGY 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 19:59 0:00
2015-11Nov 10 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 15:22 0:02
2015-11Nov 7 @MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:52 0:00
2015-11Nov 5 @BUF Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 3 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 19:39 1:05
2015-11Nov 1 @CAR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 19:58 0:03
2015-10Oct 31 BOS Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 29 COL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 18:15 0:20
2015-10Oct 27 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 14:36 0:15
2015-10Oct 24 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 17:39 0:18
2015-10Oct 23 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 18:32 0:00
2015-10Oct 20 @NAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:33 0:10
2015-10Oct 17 BUF 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 18:13 0:00
2015-10Oct 15 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:10 0:14
2015-10Oct 13 @DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 17:30 0:11
2015-10Oct 12 @BOS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:46 0:00
2015-10Oct 10 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 18:07 0:00
2015-10Oct 8 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:25 0:00

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

Carle (illness) will be back in the lineup Sunday against the Senators, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.

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Carle (illness) won't play Friday against the Capitals, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.

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Carle has been toiling on the Lightning's third pairing and has even been a healthy scratch twice this season. He has no points, a plus-1 rating and 24 shots in 20 games this season.

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Carle continues to log heavy minutes, but hasn't been rewarded with any points in his first 13 games.

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Carle has spent most of the preseason paired with Andrej Sustr, but skated Saturday with Jason Garrison.

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Carle (undisclosed) will play in Sunday's Game 5 against the Rangers, ESPN's Mike Mazzeo reports.

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Coach Jon Cooper indicated he expects Carle (undisclosed) to play in Sunday's Game 5 matchup with the Rangers, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.

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Carle (undisclosed) is out for Friday night's Game 4 against the Rangers, reports NHL.com's Michelle Gingras.

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Carle (undisclosed) was not present at morning skate Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

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Carle will not return to Game 3 on Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.

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Carle (undisclosed) is not on the bench for the beginning of the second period of Wednesday's Game 3 after taking a hard hit in the first period, Joe McDonald of ESPN.com reports.

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Carle assisted on Steven Stamkos' game-winning (and series-winning) goal in Tuesday's Game 6 victory over the Canadiens.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

There was no outlook written for Matt Carle.

2014-15

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 drop now that Jason Garrison has arrived, and that means his shots on goal and points will probably decline, too. As a result, he's essentially a one-category wonder. Most fantasy rosters cannot afford a player whose greatest value lies in blocked shots.

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.