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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Trevor Carrick (@carrickTj) from the Carolina Hurricanes (@CanesNHL) in exchange for defenseman Kyle Wood (@KyleWood_3). In addition, the Sharks agreed to a two-year contract with Carrick immediately following the trade.
"Trevor is a hardworking competitor and we believe he can help our team create offense from the back-end," said Sharks Assistant General Manager and San Jose Barracuda General Manager Joe Will. "He was a key piece of Charlotte's Calder Cup-winning team last season and will be an excellent addition to our already deep blueline in San Jose. We also want to thank Kyle Wood for his contributions on and off the ice with the Barracuda."
Carrick, 25, mostly spent time with the Charlotte Checkers in the American Hockey League (AHL), appearing in 71 games and recording 47 points (nine goals, 38 assists). Carrick finished fourth among AHL blueliners in assists and tied for fifth in points, fourth on Charlotte in points and led Checkers defensemen in assists and points. In the AHL playoffs, he helped the Checkers capture the Calder Cup, scoring 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 16 games. Carrick finished the playoffs second among defensemen in points and third in assists. He also skated in one game for the Carolina Hurricanes, registering five PIM.
Prior to last season, Carrick spent the previous four seasons in the Carolina organization. He appeared in four total NHL games with the Hurricanes and logged 347 career games at the AHL level, collecting 181 points (40 goals, 141 assists) with 361 PIM. In the 2015-16 season, he was named to the AHL All-Star game and totaled 42 points (nine goals, 33 assists) by the end of the campaign.
Before his professional career began, he skated with the Mississauga Steelheads (formerly St. Michael's Majors) and Sudbury Wolves over three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Carrick finished his junior career with 101 points (38 goals, 63 assists) in 194 career games.
The six-foot-two, 196-pound native of Stouffville, Ontario was originally selected by Carolina in the 2012 NHL Draft (4th round, 115th overall).