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Rotowire: Jul 22 / 11:29a ET
News: Carrick signed a two-year contract extension with the Maple Leafs on Friday.
Impact: It's tough to keep track of all of the prospects trying to morph the Original Six franchise back to respectability. However, Carrick stands out from the bunch as he led the AHL's Marlies with 18 points in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. Originally drafted by the Capitals in 2012, Carrick has 53 NHL games under his belt at the age of 22. He's expected to compete for a spot on the opening night roster in training camp this fall.
StatsLLC: Jul 22 / 12:00a ET
News: The Maple Leafs signed Carrick to a two-year contract Friday.
Impact: Carrick had two goals and two assists in 16 games for Toronto last season after being acquired from the Capitals in late February.
Rotowire: May 18 / 8:16p ET
News: Carrick leads the AHL in postseason scoring with 14 points in 10 games.
Impact: Carrick has stepped up his game this postseason, in the process stating his case for a role with the Leafs in 2016-17. The Leafs don't have a lot of right-handed shots on the blue line and Carrick plays bigger than his 5-foot-10, 190-pound frame suggests. Carrick is likely ticketed to the Buds' third pairing, but could end up paired with Jake Gardiner on the second unit if newcomer Nikita Zaitsev is slow to adjust to NHL life.