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William Carrier | Winger | #28

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/20/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (57) / STL
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William Carrier is excited to be part of the Vegas Golden Knights.
"It’ll be a big opportunity to make a statement in camp," Carrier said. "I’ve been used to trying to earn a spot, but everything is going to be new. New city, new rink and all the fans are going to be excited. It should be good." Carrier got his first taste of the NHL in 2016-17 with the Buffalo Sabres as he recorded five goals and eight points in 41 contests. He'll be someone to watch during the Golden Knights' training camp. Jun 22 - 4:09 AM

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William Carrier has been chosen by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

The Golden Knights will also get a sixth-round pick from Buffalo for picking Carrier. The Sabres wanted to protect backup goaltender Linus Ullmark, so they added some incentive to take Carrier. He registered eight points in 41 games with Buffalo in 2016-17.
Jun 21 - 8:37 PM

William Carrier is available to the Vegas Golden Knights and it's believed that he will be taken in the expansion draft.

It's being speculated that Sabres GM Jason Botterill has a deal in place to protect backup goaltender Linus Ullmark, so Buffalo exposed Carrier to be selected rather than oft-injured veteran Tyler Ennis. Carrier skated in 41 NHL games in 2016-17 and he posted eight points. The 22-year-old has speed and can play a physical game, which could interest Vegas.
Jun 20 - 9:28 AM

William Carrier will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night when the Buffalo Sabres host the Montreal Canadiens.

This will be the young forward's first game missed since returning from a knee injury, six games ago. Sitting with Carrier will be forward C.J. Smith and defenseman Jake McCabe (his first scratch this season).
Apr 5 - 7:34 PM

William Carrier is expected to be in the lineup for Saturday's tilt against the Maple Leafs.

Carrier has missed 24 games because of a knee injury, but it sounds like he'll be good to go. He has four goals and two assists in 35 games this season. He shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar.
Mar 25 - 11:50 AM

William Carrier (knee) is a possibility to return Saturday night.

He has been absent for the last 24 games because of a knee injury, but now he is healthy and pain free. Carrier was back on the ice for Thursday's practice.
Mar 24 - 8:39 AM

William Carrier (knee) practiced with the team on Thursday morning.

This is a positive sign for the youngster, who has been out since Feb. 2nd with the injury. Coach Dan Bylsma noted that Carrier may be able to return to action some time next week.
Mar 23 - 1:16 PM

William Carrier (knee) may return to action in a week, per coach Dan Byslma.

Carrier has been skating on his own, which is a good sign that his knee is coming around. He's been out since Feb. 2nd, but had posted six points with 17 PIMs and 96 hits in just 35 games this season.
Mar 21 - 4:53 PM

William Carrier still isn't skating because of a bone bruise in his knee.

"The pain has to dissipate, and he's got to have some healing on the bone," coach Dan Bylsma said. "We'll pretend for a second that you're a golfer, and you take a divot. Every time you move, you continue to take a swing at the same divot over and over and over and over again." Carrier will sit out for 17th time on Tuesday night because of the injury.
Mar 7 - 9:45 AM

William Carrier's knee issue has been described as a lingering injury.

"It's a wear-and-tear injury for Will," coach Dan Bylsma said. "Probably bone bruise would be the best description of what he's dealing with in his knee." He is expected to be sidelined for a "little bit" and didn't practice on Sunday.
Feb 6 - 9:53 AM

William Carrier has been sidelined with a knee injury, and is considered day-to-day for now.

Through 35 games with the Sabres this season Carrier has posted six points along with 17 PIMs and 96 hits.
Feb 4 - 12:50 PM

William Carrier will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators.

He'll be replaced by Nicolas Deslauriers. Carrier has four goals and two assists in 32 games this season. Casey Nelson will also watch this game from the press box.
Jan 24 - 7:52 PM

William Carrier has scored two of his four goals this season in the past three games.

He was involved in two reviewed goals for the Sabres on Tuesday night, but both markers counted in a 4-3 loss to Toronto. Carrier has six points in 30 games this season.
Jan 18 - 10:00 AM

William Carrier found the back of the net in Friday's loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Carrier scored the game's first goal at the 4:24 mark of the opening period, but the Sabres couldn't hold onto the lead in the second period. The 22-year-old has three goals and two assists in 28 games this season.
Jan 14 - 11:59 AM

William Carrier (flu) returned to action on Tuesday January 10.

Carrier missed two straight games due to the illness. He scored the game-winning goal in his return against Philadelphia.
Jan 11 - 2:03 AM

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