In five games before the United States was eliminated from the two-week tournament, Carrick recorded three assists and had a plus-7 rating. He also had quite the adventure upon his return to North America with a host of travel delays and cancellations as he made his way back to Hershey. Tim Leone of The Patriot News has the full story of Carrick’s travels.
Back when Washington sent Carrick to the minors, Coach Adam Oates said “I expect to see him again” but the organization wanted to make sure he received plenty of playing time in his first professional season. With Carrick, a right handed shot, back in the mix it wouldn’t be surprising to see Steve Oleksy sit out to make room for the strong-skating young defenseman.