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William Carrier | Center | #48

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 12/20/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (57) / STL

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William Carrier has been recalled by Buffalo.
His return to the team suggests that he could be in the lineup for Friday's preseason finale against Columbus. The Sabres also loaned defenseman Brady Austin to AHL Rochester. Buffalo still has plenty of roster cuts to make and Carrier is likely to be in the minors for the start of the year. Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:15:00 AM

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The Buffalo Sabres have acquired William Carrier from the St. Louis Blues.

Carrier was taken with the 57th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He has 17 goals and 56 points in 59 QMJHL games in 2013-14. He was included as part of the Ryan Miller deal.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 07:05:00 PM

William Carrier was returned to his junior team on Thursday.

The Blues second-round pick, 57th overall, in the 2013 draft will play for Cape Breton of the QMJHL, where he posted 42 points in 34 games last year. Zach Pochiro (Prince George, WHL), Ryan Tesink (Blainevile-Boisbriand, QMJHL) and goaltender Francois Tremblay (Val d'Or Foreurs, QMJHL) were also sent back to their CHL clubs.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 04:23:00 PM

St. Louis and William Carrier have agreed to terms on a three-year deal.

He notched 16 goals and 26 assists in 34 games with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL last season despite being limited by an ankle issue. The Blues selected him in the second round, 57th overall, of the 2013 draft.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 07:01:00 PM

The St. Louis Blues have drafted forward William Carrier.

Carrier has the potential to be a pretty reliable power forward at the NHL level. He’s a good skater despite his large frame, and is very difficult to knock off the puck. Carrier isn’t a finesse player, as he’d rather barrel through defenders than dangle around them. His physicality makes him very effective on the forecheck and in the cycle game. He suffered a series of ankle injuries, which forced him to miss half the 2012-13 campaign, but he produced at a top level before he was hurt with 42 points in 34 games. With some development, he projects as a player with top-six potential.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 07:29:00 PM

William Carrier assisted on four of Cap Breton's five goals Friday night in its 5-4 win over Saint John.

Carrier is considered one of the better prospects entering the 2013 draft, and each and every night he's proving why. In 23 games, the 18-year-old has 39 points, already surpassing the halfway point from his QMJHL career-high of 70 last season.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 08:55:00 PM

William Carrier enjoyed a three-point night in Cape Breton's 5-3 win over P.E.I. on Wednesday night.

The 2013 draft prospect had a goal and two assists. Through 22 games, he has 14 goals and 21 assists, good for fifth in the QMJHL scoring race. He's halfway through last season's point totals in one third of the games played.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 08:27:00 PM

William Carrier had a hand in both goals for Cape Breton in its 6-2 loss to Saint John on Friday night.

Carrier scored the team's first goal, then assisted on the next. The highly-regarded 2013 draft prospect has 28 points in 18 games this year and continues to see his draft stock rise.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 08:29:00 PM

William Carrier had an assist on the only goal for Cape Breton in its 4-1 loss to Drummondville on Friday night.

The winger is a highly-regarded prospect for the upcoming draft. Not even 18 years old yet, Carrier already has a season in the QMJHL with 70 points and he's well on his way to reaching that with 24 in 15 games this year.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012 08:39:00 PM

William Carrier potted a goal and added three assists, but Cape Breton fell to Sherbrooke on Wednesday night 6-5.

The 18-year-old is considered one of the better talents entering the 2013 draft. Carrier has 21 points in 12 games and is well on his way to topping the 70 he put up last year. If he keeps doing this, he'll ascend on prospect ranks over the course of the year.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 08:30:00 PM

William Carrier was named the QMJHL's First Star of the Week on Monday after tallying four goals and four assists in four games.

Carrier has a point in nine straight games, and is tied for second in league scoring with 16 points. If he continues at this pace, Carrier should climb up draft boards as the season progresses.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 01:09:00 AM

William Carrier enjoyed a two-point night for Cape Breton in its 5-3 win over Val-d'Or on Saturday.

Carrier is doing his best to stay atop prospect rankings for the 2013 draft, as his goal and assist Saturday give him five goals and 13 points on the season.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 09:33:00 PM

William Carrier sniped his fourth goal of the season in Cap Breton's win Friday night.

The forward is regarded as one of the better center prospects in the game after a 70-point campaign last year. Carrier's goal was his 11th point of this season in just seven games.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 10:27:00 PM

William Carrier had two helpers in Cape Breton's 7-4 loss to Moncton on Friday night.

The gifted center prospect had 70 points last season in the QMJHL, and he's already starting off 2012-13 on a similar tear. He has seven points in four games.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 08:54:00 PM

William Carrier had an assist in Cape Breton's 4-1 loss to Acadie-Bathurst on Wednesday night.

Carrier, a center, is considered one of the top prospects in the 2013 draft. The 17-year-old had 70 points last season in the QMJHL and has five in three games in this campaign.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 09:27:00 PM

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