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Jackals bring back Carter


ELMIRA, N.Y. – The
Elmira Jackals announced that they have agreed to terms with forward Matt Carter for the 2013-14 season.

Carter, 26, came to Elmira on Jan. 30, 2013 in a trade that sent Matt Campanale to Las Vegas. Prior to the trade he recorded five points (2g-3a) in 29 combined games between San Francisco and Las Vegas. His offense took off in Elmira as he racked up 15 points (3g-12a) in 29 games for the Jackals. Carter also had a knack for finding the back of the net in shootouts. He led the league last year with seven shootout goals and went 4-for-6 with the Jackals.

Carter, a 6-2, 205-pound winger, found an extra gear in the playoffs when he tied for the team lead with six assists and finished second with seven points in six games. He was one of four Jackals to average more than a point per game in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

A native of Mississauga, Ontario, Carter has played in 72 ECHL games with a total of 25 points (9g-16a) to his credit. Prior to turning pro he poured in 144 points (69g-75a) in 111 games for the University of Prince Edward Island. He was also the leading scorer for the Ontario Hockey League’s Owen Sound Attack during the 2007-08 season with 54 points (30g-24a).