July 14, 2024

Jeff Carter, two-time Stanley Cup champion, retires.
April 18 – Jeff Carter, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, announced his retirement from the NHL after his final game for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday.
Carter, 39, scored 851 points (442 goals, 409 assists) in 1,321 games over 19 seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Los Angeles Kings, and Pittsburgh Penguins. Carter won the Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012 and 2014, as well as a gold medal with his native Canada in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

“I’m going to be a father. “You miss a lot as a hockey player; you’re in and out in a way,” Carter said after the Penguins’ 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders on Wednesday. “My family made significant sacrifices to ensure that I could pursue my dream. I’m going to stay at home and be a father, and then we’ll figure things out.”


Carter scored at 10:56 in the third period to tie the game 4-4 on Wednesday.
“That was very nice. Carter said, “When (coach Mike Sullivan) put me out there, I knew I wasn’t going to leave the net.” “It’s a pretty special moment to get one at the end. Something I’ll definitely remember.

Carter scored 15 points (11 goals, four assists) in 72 games this season for Pittsburgh.
“He has so much poise and experience. He has won everything there is to win: the Calder Cup, the Stanley Cup, and the Olympics. “He’s had an incredible career,” Penguins superstar captain Sidney Crosby stated. “… A great guy to have; he brings it every night. “He is just a winner.”

 

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