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Sabres Report Cards: William Carrier

Our report card series rolls on with a look at another Sabres rookie, Will Carrier. The season is over, and we’re going to rate every player who played more than 20 games this season on their performance the same way we were all graded back in the day - on a report card scale of A to F. We’re taking a look at everyone from Bailey to Rodrigues in our 2016-17Buffalo Sabres Report...
Via Die By The Blade
April 24, 2017

Sabres’ William Carrier, Kyle Okposo healed, ready to contribute

BUFFALO – William Carrier couldn’t resist. So before answering a question Thursday, the excited Sabres rookie greeted a crowd of reporters with a short opening statement. “I’m back, everyone,” a smiling Carrier said inside HarborCenter. Carrier, sidelined 24 games by a bone bruise in his knee, wasn’t the only injured player back Thursday. Sabres winger Kyle Okposo and...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
March 23, 2017

WATCH: Gotta See It: McQuaid & Carrier completely ignore refs trying to break up fight

Watch as Adam McQuaid and William Carrier continue to fight even though the referees try to break it up.
Via SportsNetCanada
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Backes leaves game after hit to head by Carrier

David Backes would need some help getting to the dressing room after a hit to the head by William Carrier.
Via SportsNetCanada
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Should William Carrier be on the Sabres top line?

What do you think? There has been plenty of debate in recent days regarding rookie William Carrier, who has been getting some high-profile minutes on the Buffalo Sabres top line alongside Ryan O’Reilly and Kyle Okposo (who might be replaced by Sam Reinhart going forward). His basic stats summary - played 17 NHL games so far, with 1G, 1A and a +2 on 25 shots and 6 PIM, averaging...
Via Die By The Blade
December 13, 2016

Sabres rookie William Carrier skating with top talents

BUFFALO – When William Carrier earns ice time flanking center Ryan O’Reilly and a top winger, the Sabres rookie has a straightforward assignment to help his talented linemates. “He’s just going, head down, bruising the way for those guys to get pucks and play with that puck,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. That means goals haven’t been priority for the 6-foot-2, 212-pound...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
December 11, 2016

Speed, tenacity earned William Carrier recall to Sabres

BUFFALO – If William Carrier had stayed healthy late last season, the Sabres prospect likely would’ve earned his first trip to the NHL. But Carrier, an often overlooked winger, broke his hand in March. When this season started, the Sabres passed on him twice to recall Justin Bailey and Nick Baptiste. Carrier, meanwhile, kept impressing in the AHL, compiling three goals and four...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
November 04, 2016

Sabres prospect William Carrier close to making NHL

BUFFALO – By around mid-March, it looked imminent. William Carrier, the often overshadowed Sabres prospect, was about to earn his first NHL recall from the Rochester Americans. In a 21-game stretch, Carrier scored nine goals and 20 points. Before his torrid run, Carrier had compiled only 11 goals and 31 points in his first 94 AHL contests. “One good game, two good games – it...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
July 07, 2016

Hockey tough guy slams AHL rookie's head to ice

The season is young, but we have our first nominee for most disgusting fight tactic in a hockey dust-up. Call it a minor-league move in a minor-league game as Adirondack Flames tough guy Trevor Gillies went after William Carrier of the Amerks in Rochester, N.Y., on Friday and slammed the AHL rookie's head into the ice. There was 3:09 left in a game won 6-1 by Rochester, and Gillies...
Via FOX Sports
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey goon slams opponent's head into ice during AHL fight (VIDEO)

During Friday night's AHL game between the Adirondack Flames and Rochester Americans, Trevor Gillies grabbed forward William Carrier's head and bashed it into the ice.  And it might be one of the most dastardly hockey goon moves you will ever see in the rink — which says a lot. The 35-year-old Gillies — whose NHL career spanned a whole 42 games with the Islanders during his...
Via The Other Paper
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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