Saturday, January 14, 2012

Trevor Carrick

Trevor Carrick - Mississauga St Mikes Majors

6'2 - 175 LBS.
D.O.B. July 4, 1994

Trevor Carrick was selected in the 5th round, 85th overall, in the 2010 OHL Priority Draft and is in his first season in the Ontario Hockey League. Carrick played last season for the Stouffville Spirit of the Ontario Junior Hockey League where he put up 6 goals and 13 assists in 40 games. He led all defensemen in scoring with 2 goals and 11 assists in 19 playoff games.

Trevor is the younger brother of the Brampton Battalion's Sam Carrick, who was chosen by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 5th round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and Jake Carrick who is now playing at Lakehead University in the CIS. He is also the cousin of Bobby Hughes who was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 4th round in 2006.

Carrick has good size and uses it well. He is rock solid defensively. He positions himself well and likes to take the body. He angles opponents well and can take them out of the play. Strong and positionally sound in front of his own net, he wins most battles there. Would like to see him have a more active stick, but that's something that can be learned. Surprisingly, he's a good skater, almost effortlessly. Doesn't have explosive speed, but he is smooth.

Carrick gets plenty of playing time with the Majors. He can play in all situations including the power play and the penalty kill. Consistency can sometimes be an issue but like most rookies, when he gets completely comfortable in a new situation, it will improve. He can carry the puck up ice almost without effort. Has a good shot from the point, not overpowering, but can get it on target.

Carrick's offensive output is a little disappointing. But part of that can be attributed to playing on a team that is in last place in their division and second last in their conference. And only 4 teams have scored fewer goals than the Majors to this point of the season.

Carrick has caught the attention of NHL Central Scouting. He was on their players to watch B list from the OJHL. On their Initial rankings in November, Carrick was ranked 13th among OHL skaters (4th among defensemen). On their mid-term rankings released this week, Carrick was ranked 45th among North American skaters, 16th among defensemen.

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