NEW YORK, July 14, 2022 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Ryan Carpenter on a one-year contract.
Carpenter, 31, notched three goals and nine assists for 12 points in 67 games with the Calgary Flames (8 GP) and Chicago Blackhawks (59 GP) in 2021-22. Prior to being dealt by Chicago on March 21, 2022, Carpenter ranked tied for third on the club in faceoff percentage (min. 100 faceoffs) with a 52.3 percent clip and third in shorthanded time-on-ice (128:14).
The Oviedo, Florida native has played in 308 NHL games, split between Calgary (2021-22), Chicago (2019-20 – 2021-22), Vegas (2017-18 – 2018-19), and San Jose (2015-16 – 2017-18), notching 26 goals and 43 assists for 69 points. With the Golden Knights in 2018-19, and Gerard Gallant as his head coach, Carpenter posted career highs in points (18) and assists (13), while also recording a career-high 52.6 faceoff win percentage. In 2017-18, with San Jose and Vegas, he scored a career-high nine goals.
A 6-0, 200-pound righthander, Carpenter is one of 17 Florida-born skaters to play in at least one NHL game and has the sixth most points all-time of any Florida-born player.
Carpenter played in parts of four AHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks affiliates, notching 130 points (44G-86A) in 206 games. In 2015-16, Carpenter won the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, presented annually to the American Hockey League’s man of the year for service to his local community.