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Matt Carkner
Matt Carkner
Defenceman
(MAT KARK-nehr)
Number: 39
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 234
Shoots: Right
Born: 3 Nov 1980  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Winchester, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent on 7/3/07
Drafted: MTL / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (58th overall)
2010-11: Appeared in his 100th career NHL game at Boston on Nov. 13 (2-0 win) … Reached 300 career penalty minutes on Jan. 18 vs. Anaheim (2-1 SO loss) … Ranked second on the Senators and 19th in the NHL with 136 penalty minutes … Recorded first multi-assist game of career on Jan. 13 at N.Y. Islanders (6-4 win) … Missed final 20 games of regular season with lower-body injury. 2009-10: Made his Senators debut in the team’s season opening game on Oct. 3 at N.Y. Rangers (5-2 loss) … Recorded his first NHL goal and second career assist (and first multi-point game) on Oct. 8 vs N.Y. Islanders (3-2 OT win) … Ranked first among Senators and tied for fifth in the NHL in penalty minutes (190) … Missed one game to injury … Scored the game-winning goal in the longest playoff game in Senators history (107:06) on April 22 at Pittsburgh (4-3 3OT win), and added 12 penalty minutes in six playoff games. 2008-09: Recalled once from Binghamton (AHL) playing against Boston (1/7/09) ... Was second on Binghamton for penalty minutes (210) ... Had two multi-point games, including a three-assist effort against Syracuse (12/26/08) ... Had one game-winning goal against Rochester (1/14/09). 2007-08: Saw first game action against Bridgeport (11/2/07, 5-2 win), after suffering an injury during Ottawa’s training camp … Had five two-point games … Second on the team in penalty minutes (218) … Tied career high in goals (10). 2006-07: Set career season highs in games played (75) and assists (24) with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) … Tied season high in points (30) … Won the AHL’s Yanick Dupré Memorial Award for outstanding humanitarian contribution. 2005-06: Second on Cleveland with 202 penalty minutes … Appeared in his first NHL game and recorded his first NHL assist against Calgary (2/6/06). 2004-05: Cleveland’s team captain … Selected as Barons American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for the second consecutive year … Finished season as the franchise leader in games played (246) and penalty minutes (746). 2003-04: Led Cleveland in plus-minus (plus-18) … Third on team in penalty minutes (115). 2002-03: Missed most of the season to a knee injury. 2001-02: Ranked second on Cleveland in games played among defencemen (74) … Led club in penalty minutes and placed fifth in AHL (335). 2000-01: Posted 16 points (8-8) in 53 games with Peterborough (OHL). 1999-00: First on Peterborough in penalty minutes (177) … Was team captain. 1998-99: Named OHL’s Eastern Conference most improved player.

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