Carter said Monday that he is not retiring this summer, Josh Cooper of The Athletic reports. The 34-year old will be looking at his 15th NHL season next year and is still under contract through 2021. Carter had one of his worst seasons offensively, accumulating 33 points in 76 games. Expect Carter to be back with the Kings next year.
Carter netted a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights. Carter ended the year with 33 points and a minus-20 rating in 76 games. He had 174 shots on goal and 13 of his points came on the power play. Playing mostly as a third-line center has diminished Carter's impact on the scoresheet, and a sudden return to 50-point form next season is unlikely for the 34-year-old.
Carter notched an assist, three shots and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win against the Blackhawks. Carter finishes March with seven points in 14 games, heating up in what's been a down campaign for the veteran center. He has 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 72 appearances this season, adding 160 shots and 13 power-play points. It's enough to make him useful in deeper formats, but he likely no longer carries universal fantasy interest.
Carter supplied a helper in Monday's 3-0 win over the Flames. The assist came on the opening tally by defenseman Derek Forbort just 57 seconds into the game. Carter has two goals and an assist over a three-game point streak, which has seen him pick up the pace a bit in March. For the year, Carter is at 31 points (12 goals, 19 apples) in 69 appearances. He's added 152 shots and 13 of his points have come with the man advantage.
Carter potted a goal on his only shot in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks. Carter hit the 30-point plateau with the tally, registering 12 goals and 18 helpers in 68 games this season. With 14 points on the power play, he can provide some valuable depth in deeper formats, but the six-time 60-point center appears to be on the decline of his career at 34 years old.
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