Forward William Carrier isn’t going anywhere. At least for another couple years.
The Golden Knights announced Monday morning that Carrier has signed a two-year contract to remain in Vegas. His contract comes at a friendly price, too, worth just $750,000 per season.
Carrier, who dealt with some nagging ailments throughout the season, appeared in 37 games during the regular season. In those appearances, he logged one goal and a pair of helpers. He also played in 10 postseason games, and though he did not register any points in those appearances, he was a human wrecking ball, averaging 5.6 hits per game.
Looking at the underlying numbers, though, the gritty forward carried (pun intended!) play at quite a desirable rate. His 53.05 Corsi For percentage at 5v5 ranked fourth out of all Golden Knights skaters with at least 10 regular season appearances. He also logged a 54.26 HDCF% at 5v5, which led every Golden Knights skater (again, with at least 10 regulars season appearances) not named, surprisingly, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.
Carrier is no game breaker, but so long as injuries don’t remain an issue, he’s a useful winger capable of playing some important minutes on Vegas’ bottom line.