Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings
This month’s player spotlight is on Los Angeles Kings’ forward, Jeff Carter. After two seasons with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, the Philadelphia Flyers selected Jeff 11th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Jeff returned to the OHL for two more seasons, before joining the Flyers in 2005. Jeff has since played over 880 NHL games, amassing over 650 points. Now in his 13th NHL season, the decorated forward has two Stanley Cup Championships, a Calder Cup Championship, and an Olympic Gold Medal. In 2012, Jeff was the cornerstone piece of a deadline deal between the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets. Three months later, the Kings would win their first ever Stanley Cup Championship, making them the first eighth seeded team to win the Stanley Cup in NHL history. Most recently, Jeff has returned the King’s lineup after a lengthy injury. Check out the article below as the King’s discuss their excitement for Jeff’s return.