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Matt 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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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Abdomen    EST. RETURN:  3/10/2015
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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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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Coach Jon Cooper said Thursday that Carle (abdomen) is still at least two weeks away from a return, Bryan Burns of NHL.com reports.

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Matt Carle NHL Stats
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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 46 4 10 14 10 24 59 6.8 0 0 20:35 1 0 1 0:51 18 74
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#5 Left Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

20:35

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matt Carle was on the ice for 20:35.

0:51

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matt Carle was on the ice for 0:51 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 23:45 2:33
2013-14 22:11 1:29
2014-15 20:35 0:51

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Matt Carle 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Feb 27 CHI Did Not Play
Feb 22 at COL Did Not Play
Feb 21 at ARI Did Not Play
Feb 18 at ANH Did Not Play
Feb 16 at LA Did Not Play
Feb 15 at SJ Did Not Play
Feb 12 STL Did Not Play
Feb 10 at NSH Did Not Play
Feb 8 ANH Did Not Play
Feb 7 LA Did Not Play
Feb 5 at DAL Did Not Play
Feb 3 at STL Did Not Play
Jan 31 CLS Did Not Play
Jan 29 DET Did Not Play
Jan 27 at CAR Did Not Play
Jan 20 VAN Did Not Play
Jan 17 COL Did Not Play
Jan 15 EDM 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:44 1:03
Jan 13 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 21:39 3:23
Jan 12 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 23:05 0:25
Jan 9 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:20 3:28
Jan 6 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:52 1:07
Jan 4 at OTT 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 3 16:17 0:41
Jan 2 at PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 18:44 0:03
Dec 31 at BUF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 3 22:28 0:00
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Dec 29 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:53 0:04
Dec 27 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:44 0:11
Dec 23 PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:23 0:13
Dec 20 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:26 0:16
Dec 19 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:42 0:12
Dec 16 at PHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:08 0:00
Dec 15 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 17:48 0:00
Dec 13 at WAS 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 3 18:54 0:00
Dec 11 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:42 0:00
Dec 9 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:25 0:00
Dec 6 CLS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:45 0:00
Dec 4 BUF 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:37 1:05
Dec 2 at BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 22:36 0:00
Dec 1 at NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 17:07 0:05
Nov 29 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 5 18:30 0:09
Nov 26 NYR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:54 0:00
Nov 22 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 21:30 1:34
Nov 20 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:35 1:09
Nov 18 at NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 25:47 2:53
Nov 17 at NYR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 25:25 2:19
Nov 15 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 22:19 1:36
Nov 13 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:58 2:03
Nov 11 at CHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 25:39 3:15
Nov 9 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 27:56 3:00
Nov 8 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:29 0:34
Nov 6 CGY 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:11 0:58
Nov 1 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:46 1:39
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

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

Carle (abdomen) did some skating and participated in a few non-contact drills with the team at Tuesday's practice, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Carle (hip) participated in drills for the first time since undergoing abdominal surgery in January, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Carle got on the ice and did some skating on his own after Tampa Bay's practice on Saturday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Carle (hip) was moved to injured reserve Saturday, according to the official NHL media site.

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Carle (hip) has a torn abductor muscle and will miss six-to-eight weeks, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Coach Jon Cooper said Saturday that Carle (unspecified injury) will likely be out until after the All-Star break, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Carle is undergoing evaluation for an unspecified injury, according to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.

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Carle tallied yet another assist in Sunday's win over Ottawa, and in doing so extended his point streak to four games (one goal, three assists).

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Carle stretched his current point streak to a modest three games with an assist in Friday's loss to the Penguins. He has one goal and two assists in that span.

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Carle potted his fourth goal of the season in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Sabres.

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Carle surprised with a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Capitals. He now has three points in his last two games.

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Carle picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders. It's just his second assist of the season and first point in 10 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.