Anson Carter Speaker Profile
Anson Carter Biography
Anson Carter was born June 6, 1974 and is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger of Barbadian descent who last played for HC Lugano in the Swiss Nationalliga A. In the past, he has played for eight different National Hockey League teams, most notably with the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. He is also the founder of Big Up Entertainment, a record label specializing in hip hop music. He attended Agincourt Collegiate Institute.
He was raised in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, where his first exposure to hockey was a game of foot hockey.
At the completion of the 200203 season, Carter played for Team Canada in the 2003 World Championships. Over 14 minutes into the first overtime of the gold medal game against Sweden, Carter beat Swedish goaltender Mikael Tellqvist with a wraparound goal. The goal was contested for several minutes before replays confirmed that Tellqvist had stopped the puck behind the goal line. It was Canada's first World Championship win in five years.
Lasting half a season with the Rangers, he was traded back to the Capitals on January 23, 2004, for Jaromr Jgr. His second go with the Capitals was even more short-lived than his stint with New York, as he was flipped to the Los Angeles Kings for Jared Aulin just over a month later on March 8, 2004.
On August 16, 2005, Carter signed a one-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks as an unrestricted free agent.
He played in Vancouver on the second offensive line with identical twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin, where the trio were known colloquially as the Brothers Line. He set a new career high in goals with 33, leading the team, and earned the Canucks' Most Exciting Player Award. However, he did not re-sign with the Canucks at the end of the season due to a contract dispute.
On September 13, 2006, Carter signed a one-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets, but was traded once again to the Carolina Hurricanes on February 23, 2007, for a fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft.
In September 2007, Carter rejoined the Edmonton Oilers on a try-out basis during their training camp, and played one exhibition game before being released on October 2, 2007. Without an NHL job, on November 5, Carter joined HC Lugano of the Swiss Nationalliga A.
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